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This is one of the games based on the Dick Tracy movie. You are Dick Tracy, a police detective who enjoys a peaceful life with his wife. But his wife's father is murdered by a local gangster named Big Boy Caprice, and Dick Tracy is now out for revenge. The game doesn't follow the exact plot of the movie, but simply lets Dick Tracy fight his way through several levels until he faces his archenemy.

This is a platform shooter/"beat-'em-up" game. Plenty of gunmen will attack our hero from all the sides. Dick can only move to the right or to the left. He can use his pistol gun to take out enemies who are in front or behind him. Since he can't approach enemies who attack from the depth of the screen, he can dispose of them using his machine gun. When the enemy is too close, Dick will punch him instead of shooting.


Dick Tracy Genesis Running, shooting, bombing enemies come from all directions
Dick Tracy Genesis Title screen
Dick Tracy Genesis Options
Dick Tracy Genesis Starting a level

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Alternate Titles

  • "ディックトレイシー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Shoot first, ask questions later. Genesis smelly_fish_fart (6)
Guns Don't Kill People, Dick Tracy Kills People! Genesis ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Tilt Genesis May, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Mean Machines Genesis Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82 Genesis Nov 16, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Score Genesis Jul, 1994 71 out of 100 71
1UP! Genesis Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
Raze SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 34 out of 100 34


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