Dick Tracy, released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive, was a side-scrolling arcade game where players control the famous hero through various stages to bring down Big Boy. Tracy can walk, jump, duck, shoot a pistol, and use a Tommy gun to hit enemies and objects in the background. Each level had a series of sublevels to it and bonus points awarded if you could avoid hitting any of the various objects in the background, i.e. windows, fire hydrants and street lights. One of the levels switches from the action up slightly by having you control Tracy during a police chase. Several of the villains from the comic book appear and the final battle with Big Boy takes place in a scene similar to the climax of the feature film.
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