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Description

Virtua Cop is a light gun rail shooter and first game in the series. Cast as one of two brave cops, players are charged with bringing down an evil crime syndicate that is running riot in some unspecified town.

Dropped into a series of locations, one or two players must arm up and shoot their way through three death filled levels, in an attempt to restore peace and order. Played from a first person perspective view, players can use keys or joypad, to aim and fire at the multitude of sharp shooters who come gunning for them. Starting the game armed with just a trusty old six-shooter, players can pick up more powerful, state-of-the-art weapons -- such as machine guns and shotguns -- as they progress. As these are hidden away in crates and the like, finding these weapons is an important part of the game and they can give players extra firepower when they most need it. In particular, such weapons can be extremely useful when trying to take on the customary end-of-level bosses. Made of stern stuff, you'll need all the help you can get in dispatching them off to hell.


Screenshots

Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Stage 3
Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Training
Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Shooting a guy in stage 1
Virtua Cop Windows Stage select

Promo Images

Virtua Cop Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Squad" -- US Windows title
  • "バーチャコップ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Still an action packed ride SEGA Saturn Thomas Crew (11)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Shin Force SEGA Saturn Jan 30, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jun 27, 2000 B+ 83
Independent Zin Windows Feb 10, 2019 80 out of 100 80
Coming Soon Magazine SEGA Saturn Feb 14, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Archives SEGA Saturn Apr 12, 2021 14.5 out of 20 72
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Feb 21, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Génération 4 Windows Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

At one point to boost Saturn sales Sega of America ran a promotion where if you bought a Sega Saturn they would give you Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter 2 and Daytona USA for no extra cost.
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