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Description

At the beginning of the 21st century, a mad scientist by the name of Mr. K has created an army of artificial soldiers. He conquered the industrial city of Atlantis, and is now preparing to take over the world. The United Nations decided to retaliate by sending two of their top class Special Forces officers, Ben and Andy, infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy base using a newly developed time bomb--Sigma.

Crack Down is a time-limited action game. The two heroes, Ben and Andy, have to get through the levels as quickly as possible placing bombs on X marks scattered around the levels. Although the levels are heavily defended, the player has an array of weaponry including a cannon, machine gun, and superbombs.

The game may be played as either a one or two-player game.

Screenshots

Crack Down Commodore 64 Ben joins the party
Crack Down Windows Avoid bullet
Crack Down Windows Bomb installed
Crack Down ZX Spectrum Game start

Promo Images

Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot
Crack Down Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Crackdown" -- Copyright title
  • "クラック ダウン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Set the bombs and get the hell out of there Genesis Katakis | カタキス (41422)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Mar, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Sinclair User Arcade Jun, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Arcade Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Jul, 1989 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Sega Does Genesis May 15, 2017 C+ 58
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jun 30, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Amiga version

A mastering error on most copies of the Amiga version causes the final level to crash. A working version is preserved by the SPS project.

Copy protection

The manual had got words from the game ("Dockyard, Atari, Bio-bot", ...) printed on each of the four edges of each page. The copy protection scheme asked questions from these words.

Information also contributed by Martin Smith
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