Lost In Translation/Crack Down
|Main CPU||(3x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)|
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
496 x 384 pixels
16,384 Palette colours
|ROM Info||4 ROMs|
2,113,536 bytes (2.02 MiB)
|MAME ID||crkdown · crkdownj|
About The Game
Crack Down is an arcade video game.
A futuristic city has been over-taken by a powerful, bio-mechanical army; created by an evil scientist in a bid to take over the world. 2 elite agents must plant a series of time bombs to destroy their base and crush the rebellion.
The 1- or 2-player shoot-em-up action is displayed via an innovative split screen that allows 2 players to work either individually or as a team. A timer countdown timers ands to the tension. Time bombs must be set by running over areas marked with an 'X'; while machine guns and cannons can be reloaded by finding the ammo caches that appear on each level. If ammo runs out, players must result to punching and kicking to defeat opponents.
There is a reference to the arcade game "Shinobi" : the 'Hiyaaa' sound that Ben and Andy exclaim after detonating a superbomb is the same sound as the Shinobi ninja magic sound. Also, 2 of the 4 superbombs also appear in Shinobi. Look closely, the eletricity bomb and the whirlwind with homing sickles bomb are here too.
At the end of scene 2 act. 2. There is a machine that produces electrical sparks. On top of the machine can be read : 's-4635 system24'. This is a reference to the arcade board this game runs on.
The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.
Tips and tricks
- Luring an enemy in a line of fire causing it to die by its own sort will earn you double this enemy score.
- Shooting more enemies in a row will give you additional points (4x) per enemy.
- Secret Bonus ("Shinobi" Bonus) : finish the stage without using a weapon (punch or kick only). Shinobi bonus will earn you 10,001 extra points.
Cabinet and Artwork
- Amstrad CPC (1990)
- Commodore C64 (1990)
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
- Commodore Amiga ("Crack Down", 1990, U.S. Gold)
- Atari ST (1990)
- PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] (1990)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Crack Down / Gain Ground||PCCB-00012||1989-11-21||Pony Canyon/Scitron||CD version.|