& Reviewed by Brendan Phoenix
Back in the eighties, ITV repeated old Dick
Tracy cartoons during school holidays - along with Batfink and Roger Ramjet. Unfortunately I wasn't too
impressed with the cartoon, though the art always
intrigued me because it was very clean and precise - a
brand in its own right.
forward a few years and the cartoon has been transferred
to the medium of films and also computer games, but
unfortunately it remained unimpressive and failed to
excite the computer game press, only scoring 11% with
ZZAP! 64 and Commodore Format, and 42% with Your
Commodore magazine. The also movie failed to attract a
positive reaction and has become one of life's Rotten
I'm guessing the game
ending isn't going to change anyone's opinion of the
Dick Tracy brand...
The cops have
...and take Big Boy
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan is a bit of a gangster and cheated his way to
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The ending starts with an animation of two policemen
taking away Big Boy Caprice. We then see a newspaper
cover of Caprice, and then a scenic picture. This is
accompanied by an ending tune.
- Gaz Spence:
A game that is often cited as one of the c64s worst. I
know this is a bit of a generalisation, but with the
French market's love affair with the Amstrad CPC, the
C64 conversions seemed not to be a priority and in many
respects token gestures. At least the ending to Dick has
some sort of narrative but it doesn't redeem the
irredeemably bad game.
- Andy Vaisey: I
seem to have a complete aversion to anything Dick Tracy,
so this has a black mark against it before I even start.
Oh, and that black gets longer because this game is
trash. And I mean trash with a capital TRASH. Then for
some reason, this trash game has a reasonable ending in
my books. Not great, but adequate. How does that work?
guy is a Dick, Tracy!
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