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Another live-actor arcade shooter by American Laser Games (makers of Mad Dog McCree and Crime Patrol), Who Shot Johnny Rock? is set in the classic 1920's style gangster era.

As the title suggests, you're supposed to find out who shot singer Johnny Rock (or at least who hired the guys who shot him) and put them behind bars.

There are some differences between this game and previous American Laser Games shooters. Instead of a wimpy pistol, you get a tommy gun (which doesn't need to be reloaded). Unfortunately, you also have limited ammo and need to buy more at times. Instead of lives you have a fixed supply of money, and each time you die you lose some cash. Lose it all and it's game over.


Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Entering the casino, a bunch of gangsters want you dead, just like every other locale
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Interrogate Lockjaw Lil after the shootout
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS Your new client doesn't even notice when a thug crashes through the window to take you out
Who Shot Johnny Rock? DOS On approach to the warehouse stage

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Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Score Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 59 out of 100 59
PC Gamer Sep, 1994 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker Apr, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Pelit Apr, 1994 48 out of 100 48
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1994 45 out of 100 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1994 5 out of 12 42


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Alan Chan (3618) added Who Shot Johnny Rock? (DOS) on Feb 22, 2000
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