Guide Dick as he shoots off on the scrolling streets, wasting gangsters and their twisted bosses.

What we said then

Presentation
76%
A comic-like intro shot establishes the mood of the game, and panels with speech bubbles appear between levels.
Graphics
79%
The sprites are small, but nicely detailed and animated. The backgrounds are simply coloured - rather like the sets in the film.
Sound
67%
The sound is nothing to write home about, but performs its task in a workmanlike fashion.
Playability
78%
The responsiveness severely affects the play; the levels become repetitive after a while.
Lastability
72%
Eighteen levels provides a tough challenge, although they're all basically very similar in gameplay style.
Overall
77%
An enjoyable and pretty addictive film tie-in which is bound to appeal to shoot 'em up fans.
JAZ
There's plenty to please shoot 'em up fans, and the graphics are very similar to the four-colour film. If you're after a good blast, check this out.
MATT
This isn't an atrocious game, but simply one that lacks the "oomph" to make it something special.

What we say now

JAZ
To be honest, the standard of Master System shooting games hasn't improved in the last two years, so I'd give it the same rating.
RICH
I'd keep the marks as they are. Although the game has its faults, it's still a good laugh with fast 'n' furious shoot em up action. Shoot 'em up fans should get hold of this.
Rating
77
Reviewer
Mean Machines Sega magazine Lookback
Region
UK
Scans
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