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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 Nice detail: you broke the window glass with your machine gun
Dick Tracy Genesis Fighting Pruneface who throws grenades
Dick Tracy Genesis Eat lead, copper!
Dick Tracy Genesis New threat - enemies that shoot while ducking

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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. smelly_fish_fart (6) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Guns Don't Kill People, Dick Tracy Kills People! ETJB (450) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Tilt May, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Mean Machines Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play May, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
1UP! Sep 20, 2010 69 out of 100 69
The Video Game Critic Aug 29, 2014 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
GamePro (US) Mar, 1991 3 out of 5 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1991 24 out of 40 60


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Unicorn Lynx (181697) added Dick Tracy (Genesis) on Apr 19, 2005
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