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- Robocop -

Robocop is another game from Ocean who seemed to have an exclusive contract to produce games based on movies in the 80's and 90's. Why another movie based game you say, well it's a simple matter of cashing in on the success of a movie and I doubt this will ever change as long as games are made. This one isn't half bad even though it still uses the basic platform game that was almost the standard for these types of games. Robocop is the story of a police officer who after being gunned down by a bunch of criminals is saved by transforming part of him into a robot. Like the title substitle of the movie states: part man, part machine, all cop. You are now back once again to capture the men responsible for your 'death'.

The game doesn't really follow the story of the movie which is probably the main reason many moviegames are not so good. You start off in an ally and you have to punch your way across a bunch of baddies. Shortly after you get out your gun, done automatically and out of your control, and you can start to kick some reall butt. You have unlimited bullets for your main gun but along the way you can break open crates to reveal some powerups like threeway shots and the huge exploding gun that was also in the movies. At the end of a level there will often be a boss waiting for you including the ed-209 robot from the movies.

The first level is a straight scrolling level but later ones also have you moving up and down inside buildings and there are also levels where you have to do an ability test on a shooting range, these serve to increase your energy so they are not purely for variation. The levels are varied anough that you won't get bored with them and some incoperate moments from the movie for those who have seen it. The end sequence in particular is done well where you have to take out the final badguy who's holding a man hostage.

This game was released originally in the arcades and it looked great with large characters that resembled the originals very well. It also has some speech in the way of some oneliners taken straight from the movie. The home systems obviously didn't have the hardware to reproduce the graphics and sound to that extent but the gameplay remains intact. This game is definately worth playing and it is way better than your average movie licenced game so you should check it out especially if you like the movie.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1988.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
This is a direct port of the arcade version and altough the sprites are a lot smaller this is the best version.
C64 Released in 1988.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
Similar to the amiga but with toned down graphics, it does have some speech though.
NES Released in 1989.
Game has been tested but not completed with FCE ultra v0.98.12.
The levels in this version are a bit different from the others, and Robocop looks a bit skinny.
Others These versions are not available.
Apple released in 1988.
Atari ST released in 1989.
DOS released in 1989.
ZX Spectrum released in 1988.

Date added Feb-18-2005 19:42
Name Robocop
Developer Ocean
Publisher Data East
First released 1988
Genre Action
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Download Commodore 64, filesize: 118 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 431 Kb
Nintendo Entertainment System, filesize: 119 Kb
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Manual Download manual , filesize: 689 Kb
Zip contains the scanned manual for the NES.
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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