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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.


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Virtua Cop Windows Second ago, this car had nice shiny windows
Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Hitting an innocent bystander will take out one life.
Virtua Cop Windows Multiple shots
Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Game Instructions

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 22, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Ultimate Gamer Magazine SEGA Saturn Jan, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania.de Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Reset Windows Jun, 1997 4 out of 10 40
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Nov 13, 2004 35 out of 100 35

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Trivia

On March 27, 1997, Virtua Cop was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
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