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DescriptionAt 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.
- "Crackdown" -- Copyright title
- "クラック ダウン" -- Japanese spelling
|Set the bombs and get the hell out of there||Genesis||Katakis | カタキス (42051)|
|Good fun but too short||Genesis||BeaconBlue (17)|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Apr, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|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|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Jul, 1992||68 out of 100||68|
|Power Play||Atari ST||May, 1990||67 out of 100||67|
|Power Play||Genesis||Apr, 1991||65 out of 100||65|
|All Game Guide||Genesis||1999||60|
|Sega Does||Genesis||May 15, 2017||C+||58|
|Video Games||Genesis||Mar, 1991||57 out of 100||57|
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Amiga versionA 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 protectionThe 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