REAL X-rated stuff - not an attempt to capitalise on Robocop by producing a cheap and nasty copy. For those among us who are guilty of such vindictive thoughts, it is time to eat our words. Techno Cop is a completely different concept.
The first sub game is a car racing shoot 'em up in the Roadblasters mould. Through the windscreen you see the front of your car and enemy vehicles. The objective is to reach the criminal's hideout in the allotted time. Unfortunately life isn't that easy because drivers in other cars adopt kamikaze driving.
Your car, equipped with an automatic five-
In fifth gear you can cruise at 223mph. The speed the programmers have achieved with the scrolling and animation is really impressive.
When you reach the criminal's hideout the action changes from a race game into an arcade shoot-'em-up. The car door opens and Techno Cop jumps out.
During a brief delay while the disc drive loads the new backdrops and game action, the dashboard is swapped for a gadget-
To locate each adversary you must follow the radar. You can either destroy foes using a special purpose gun or catch them with a net. Succeed and you can return to your car where you will be asked to move on to stage two.
After each stage Techno Cop is promoted through the police ranks, and enhancements in speed and firepower are added to his car.
Presentation is of the highest quality. Gameplay touches top levels of excitement and exhilaration. Each sub game would stand up on its own right as an Amiga release. Combined, they represent outstanding value.