The RoboCop video game is based on the movie of the same name, and it follows the spirit and plot of the cult classic film, starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith, and Ronny Cox. Now, when I was a child, I used to be a very big fan of RoboCop, because he was more than just a robot, he had this human and superhero instinct to help others that are in need. I still remember some of the quotes of the movie.
Plot. Detroit, a city that is governed by drugs, crime, prostitution, and gang violence, is on the verge of financial ruin. Little by little, the crime syndicates grow bigger and are overpowering the police. Meanwhile, the mega-corporation OCP, makes a contract with the city to run the police force. One day, Officers Alex Murphy and Anne Lewis are on the pursuit of ruthless criminals who robbed a bank. In the line of duty, Murphy is brutally gunned down by Clarence Boddicker and his gang. The OCP recovers his body, and convert him into the ultimate crime-fighting cyborg, naming him: RoboCop. He is a success in hunting down and punishing criminals, but slowly he regains some of his human memories. Now RoboCop goes to get revenge on Boddicker and his gang, and also he must confront the aide of Clarence, OCP Vice President, Dick Jones.
Concept. The game is based on the movie, and it is comprised of five different stages that are loosely based in the movie. The first stage is like going on the first mission of the movie, for example: the liquor store scene in the movie, which was hilarious. Also, players must fight different enemies and bosses in order to finally confront the main antagonist of both the game, and the movie.
Design. The game's graphics are 8-bit, and it is a sidescrolling video game. The game in consoles recieved better reviews than the Arcade version. Also, the cutscenes of the game were very well made for a first generation video game. Even the final scene of the game was very well made, very similar to that of the movie.
History. RoboCop is a game that is based on the 1987 movie of the same name. The first movie was directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers), and the music was composed by the late Basil Poledouris. The movie series had a trilogy, with the first movie being the most successful of all three. The second movie received mixed to positive reviews, but part three was a different story. I think the third movie was misunderstood, just like The Godfather III. The success of the first movie has spawned toys, video games, and even a cartoon loosely based on the movie, and also a live-action tv show. Another cartoon was released in the late 90's, but it had a more futuristic setting, it was titled "RoboCop: Alpha Commando".
Rantings. What I do not like of this game, is that it is so hard. Second of all, why can't Robocop jump, and why does he get hurt everytime he falls down a precipice? I mean it's kind of corny in a way because, Robocop is supposed to be the future of law enforcement. Also I did not like that he only used his gun in some random parts of a stage. I think that the ED 209 fight was tough, and they made him bigger. I mean, he was like the size of RoboCop in the movie. Why can't you fight against Dick Jones? I think the developers left that out.
Good Aspects. The game's design looks really good, and I really like how they did a good job with this. Also, the boss fights were fun, but they were hard in some ways. The cutscenes were really well done as well. Though ED 209 was bigger, the design was really good.
Overall. This game is good to play, and has decent replay value. This game is a must, and quoting one of the comedies in the movie with the famous line: "I'd buy that for a dollar!" This game gets a 7 out of 10