He is the law but he is not judge dredd he is a cyborg but he is not the terminator. No this man is Robocop.
Back then games where differant...Not every had the cash at the time to get an NES or a master system...But i did get an NES a few years after but that still meant i had to put with the crazy way that type games worked...Fun at time but a real pain to make work....
But that is it for the past it is time to look a little at the game at hand which is Robocop. This game is a run and gun/beat 'em up hybrid arcade game. The game capture the spirit of the RoboCop film to some degree, as it involves killing generic criminals and enemy bosses, like the dangerous ED-209. For people like me the ED-209 looked like a very oldschool dreadnought from the board game Space Crusade which itself was based off the now well known warhammer 40,000 table top games. Seeing the ED-209 in the film and the game would always bring that fact back to me...Plus the fact i still own the dreadnought that came with the game.
Not only that but the ZX Spectrum version of Robocop did very well for itself. It won a CRASH Smash award and got a 94% in Sinclair User and a 8.8 out of 10 in the Your Sinclair. It was also the biggest selling games of all time on that platform and was number one in the sales charts for over a year and a half.
Robocop came out in 1989 and has been on many many systems...The Arcade was first and then came the flood of: Atari ST, Game Boy, Amiga, Commodore 64, Apple II, IBM PC compatible with MS DOS, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC,, TRS-80 CoCo. To name but a few.
If your old enough to have had one of those system and have played Robocop you will more than likly look back at this game the same way i did and still do. If not you might be able to track this game down and give it a go.