🐳 Check out #guessing-game in our Discord to play a new game that uses our database of screenshots!

atari breakout
Not an American user?


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.


Crack Down Windows Nice supply (TV mode)
Crack Down Genesis Enemies spot you
Crack Down Atari ST Title screen
Crack Down DOS Game end and Exit to DOS?

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

Set the bombs and get the hell out of there Genesis Katakis | カタキス (42880)
Good fun but too short Genesis BeaconBlue (17)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair Arcade Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 07, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jun, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Sep 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC May, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
Video Games Genesis Mar, 1991 57 out of 100 57


There are currently no topics for this game.


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
Contributed to by Tibes80 (1567), FatherJack (62720), Sciere (792113), Foxhack (31821), Martin Smith (79239), Macintrash (2633) and Katakis | カタキス (42880)
atari kombinera