Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War




Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Recommended
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Community Group
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places

Creative Commons License


Game #307
Dick Tracy: The Crime Solving Adventure  
Action   Hybrid

Rating: 8.26 (30 votes)

Dick Tracy: The Crime Solving Adventure box cover

Dick Tracy: The Crime Solving Adventure screenshot
A fun action/strategy game based on the campy comic book P.I. who got his 15 minutes of fame on the big screen. The game is decidedly better than the movie: Disney combines furious platform shootout sequences with sleuthing elements of collecting and analyzing clues to determine the suspect's identity. Gameplay involves jumping into your patrol car and hit the streets in search of clues and informants, while battling thugs and hauling in crime figures for interogation. The game is reminiscent of Sierra's Police Quest in that you, as Dick Tracy, typically would patrol around the city, waiting for mission calls from your boss. After a characteristic "I'm on my way" response, you will need to hit that siren and get to the crime scene. Good fun, with freedom of movement despite quirky controls and illogical clues that seem to be placed at random each time you play.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Distinctive Software
Publisher: Disney
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Disney
Theme: Modern, Organized Forces, Licensed
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Dick Tracy collection on DVD
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Dick Tracy, Rocketeer, The, Crime Does Not Pay

© 1998 - 2015 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.