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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Not bad! Not bad at all!

Author: gothamite27 from Dublin, Ireland
6 February 2005

This is a great retro shooter, based on a very interesting film idea. In the game you play as Tracy, shooting criminals in front and behind of him with a pistol and over on the far wall with a tommy gun. Although Dick Tracy was primarily a kid's film, there is a lot of violence in this game, what with the central objective being to shoot everything in sight before it shoots you. However, as much violence as there is, there is enough cut scenes to give you an idea of what the story is about as well. Overall, this is a great game for the Genesis/Megadrive, and I advise anyone who has one to get this game and see the film.

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Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra
24 May 2006

What a horrible game! I would describe Dick Tracy as a run-and-gun platformer but that would kind of a lie as it is horrible slow and plodding with no sense of excitement at all. It's one of those horrible games where that generic baddies shoot at you and you see this little white dot that is supposed to be a bullet move across the screen very slowly. In real life it would easy to dodge but the little Dick Tracy sprite moves likes he's stuck in cement.

There are some levels where you shoot the place up but you can do very little damage and since nothing becomes of it other than the background changing slightly, it's kinda pointless.

The music is awful too. Who makes these awful tunes? The graphics do resemble the bright primary colors of the comic-strip though and it's pretty much the only positive thing I can say about this otherwise completely disposable game.

Graphics C+ Sound D- Gameplay D- Lasting Appeal F

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