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NARC (1988)

Average Rating: 5.47/10
Video Game Rank: 5762
Amiga Rank: 235
Commodore 64 Rank: 216
NES Rank: 257
DOS Rank: 483
Arcade Rank: 218
ZX Spectrum Rank: 123
Atari ST Rank: 134
Amstrad CPC Rank: 127
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NARC (1988)
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Release Date
1988-00-00
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NARC (1988)
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EU Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Amiga
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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UK Amstrad CPC edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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UK ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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NARC (1988)
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US Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Amiga
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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US Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Atari ST
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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US Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
Commodore 64
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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US NES edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
NES
Developer: Rare, Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NARC (1988)
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Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Arcade
Developer: Williams Electronics, Inc.
Media: Arcade Machine
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

NARC is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics programmed by George Petro. It was one of the first ultra-violent video games and a frequent target of parental criticism of the arcade game industry. The object is to arrest and kill drug offenders, confiscate their money and drugs, and defeat "Mr. Big". It was ported, not long after, to the NES and several home computer systems in 1990. In 2005, it was also updated into a brand new game for the Xbox and PS2.

Released in 1988, it was the first game in the newly restarted Williams Electronics coin op division, and features their notable use of digitized graphics (later made famous in games such as Mortal Kombat). In fact, the quality of the graphics in terms of number of colors would not be surpassed until the game Mortal Kombat II (released in 1993). The game features what in arcade terminology is termed a medium resolution monitor - higher resolution than televisions and normal arcade monitors, although often in a smaller physical size. NARC was also the very first arcade game to utilize the TI TMS34010, which is a 32-bit processor. The game was also notable for the numerous voice samples used during and between levels.

Source: Wikipedia, "NARC (video game)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 5762
Amiga Rank: 235
Commodore 64 Rank: 216
NES Rank: 257
DOS Rank: 483
Arcade Rank: 218
ZX Spectrum Rank: 123
Atari ST Rank: 134
Amstrad CPC Rank: 127
Num Ratings: 15
Average Rating: 5.47
Standard Deviation: 1.89
Num Views: 472
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Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 3
Users Owning: 17
Users Wanting: 0
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