& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Topper the Copper is a really odd platform game by
English software where you play the role of a police
officer, who seems to be a dustbin with springs for
In the game you have to
bounce around the various screens collecting eight safes
that are hidden within the complex. Once all eight safes
are found you will have enough pieces of a clue to be
able to accuse one of the suspects in the courtroom. You
can then escort him to the jail and win the game.
graphics are chunky but cute and it plays quite well
although the control method is sometimes frustrating.
Especially getting into the bucket elevators. It's very
hard too, so you will need to be very good to beat this
one without cheating.
"Off to jail with
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used cheats to stop the clock and Topper's energy
drain. I then collected all the clue pieces and marched
the suspect to the jail. He was banged up and the game
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the suspect is taken to jail the border flashes
various colours and an odd noise is heard (this noise
changes slightly if it's the wrong suspect, and you get
a lower ranking). If the suspect is the correct man, the
game ends and you are given the highest ranking of
commissioner - which you can see on the headquarters
hierarchy that is displayed along with your final score.