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''Cops N' Robbers'' is an Creator/{{Atari}} UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame from 1976, for 1 to 4 players (plus a computer player if there are 1 or 3 players). It's a TopDownView, PlayerVersusPlayer ShootEmUp, set in TheRoaringTwenties or [[TheGreatDepression the early '30s]]. One or two players control police cars driving up a road on the left side of the screen, and one or two players control the robbers' cars on the right side. Gas pedals let you move the cars up and down the screen, and a joystick lets you aim and fire a gun sticking out of the side of the car. Beer trucks drive up the middle of the screen, getting in the way.

Not to be confused with ''Maze Craze: A Game of Cops 'n Robbers'' for the UsefulNotes/Atari2600, or the Commodore [=VIC-20/C64=] game from 1985.

!!''Cops N' Robbers'' provides examples of:

* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: You crash for a few seconds, then off you go again.
* EveryBulletIsATracer
* OneBulletAtATime
* OneHitPointWonder: The cars. The beer trucks are invincible.
* PainfullySlowProjectile
* PlayerVersusPlayer: Designed for this, though it can be played alone.
* ScoringPoints
* ShootEmUp
* TheRoaringTwenties: A generic gangster setting, with late '20s or [[TheGreatDepression early '30s]] cars. The beer trucks may indicate that this is after Prohibition, or may just be a case of poor research.
* TimedMission: Three minutes.
* TopDownView


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