Dick Tracy

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Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: Commodore 64 / 128
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Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 29/04/2021
YouTube Release: 04/09/2021
Duration: 00:07:51
File Size: 10.86 MB (11124.00 KB)
Downloads: 57 downloads
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Player's Review

Dick Tracy Commodore 64 version developed and released by Titus Software in 1990


Retrace the steps of Dick Tracy, the World famous comic strip detective, in this superb computer conversion of the block buster movie. Grab that famous hat and coat and hit the streets in search of Big Boy Caprice and his gang. Big Boy, Flattop, Pruneface and The Brow are at the Ritz planning their next assault on the city. Dick Tracy arrives at the Ritz only to find the gang has made a break for it. Track down the ugly Mobsters to their various hideouts and brace yourself for the fight of your life.

- Accurate Film Scenario
- True Film and Comic Strip Colouring
- Super Smooth Animation
- 60 levels of Red Hot Action
- Excellent Musical Sound Track
- Superb Scenery including The Down Town Streets, The Ritz, Pruneface's Favorite Jeweler, The City Rooftops."

Well this is a short game. The Film was ... ok but the Home Computer games based on it are pretty dire to say the least. The first level can be tricky as you need to perfectly time your punches. But level 3 onwards once you get the tommy gun, its just a case of running right and shooting anyone that comes on the screen. Level 2 you need to switch between pistol and fists depending on the enemy type.

The music isn't bad and even the background gfx are ok I guess, but the gameplay is completely missing. At least in other versions you get enemies shooting from above to deal with. The manual lists all the moves and being able to shoot in any direction, but all you ever need to do is move and shoot right. (apart from that quick duck at the start in my recording)

Overall, the C64 version of the game feels very incomplete as it is missing enemies, bosses and challenge. Even the ending is just a picture. A canceled project then and Titus decided to release in its unfinished state asking for £10.99 / £15.99 release price for the privilege of playing it. If you paid it, you were robbed. better get Dick Tracy on the case!