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Dick Tracy: The Crime Solving Adventure

From the Database of Home of the Underdogs


GAME DEVELOPER:Distinctive Software


Copyright 1990, Disney

A fun action/strategy game based on the campy comic book P.I. who got his 15 minutes of fame on the big screen. The game is decidedly better than the movie: Disney combines furious platform shootout sequences with sleuthing elements of collecting and analyzing clues to determine the suspect’s identity. Gameplay involves jumping into your patrol car and hit the streets in search of clues and informants, while battling thugs and hauling in crime figures for interogation. The game is reminiscent of Sierra’s Police Quest in that you, as Dick Tracy, typically would patrol around the city, waiting for mission calls from your boss. After a characteristic “I’m on my way” response, you will need to hit that siren and get to the crime scene. Good fun, with freedom of movement despite quirky controls and illogical clues that seem to be placed at random each time you play.

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