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* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed with Lips Manlis. He's still a criminal mob boss, but in this game he is a neutral party only trying to stop Big Boy from wiping him out, and only attracting the attention of Tracy when he sends the Brow to stop the shipment of nitroglycerin.



* MobWar: Tracy learns that Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin. Manlis sent the Brow to stop the shipment.

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* MobWar: Tracy learns that Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin.nitroglcyerin. Manlis sent the Brow to stop the shipment.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** Lips Manlis was executed by Big Boy and his goons in the film, but in this game he is just defeated and survives.
** Likewise, Big Boy doesn't get the DisneyVillainDeath and is just sent to prison.


* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Generally regarded as the best game to come out after the 1990 movie.


* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Generally regarded as the best game to come out after the 1990 movie.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Generally regarded as the best game to come out after the 1990 movie.

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* EveryTenThousandPoints: Subverted, the points do nothing. The only way to earn extra continues is to do well at the bonus shooting gallery rounds.


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* ExcusePlot: Typical for games of the time.


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* GrenadeSpam: The Brow chucks sticks of dynamite at you before running away, Pruneface spams a series of grenades and [[TheDeterminator doesn't stop even when being shot]].


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* InkSuitActor: The likenesses of Dick and the mob bosses are based on the actors from the 1990 movie.


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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Generally regarded as the best game to come out after the 1990 movie.
* OneHitKill: All the mooks die in a single shot or punch. Averted for bosses, obviously.


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* [[NintendoHard Sega Hard]]: Starts out pretty mild, but turns the gears way up by Round 4. Round 6 is a meat grinder.
* ShootingGallery: There are bonus stages between the levels set in a shooting gallery. Pressing the right buttons to shoot the right targets can earn some extra continues.
* TheSouthpaw: Dick himself is depicted wearing his radio watch on his right arm and wielding his pistol in his left.


* MeleeAttack: Tracy punches enemies who are close to him instead of using his gun. You are rewarded extra bonus points for doing this.



* RewardingVandalism: Inverted. Players are rewarded a bonus for ''not'' blasting everything in sight with the Tommy Gun.

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* RewardingVandalism: Inverted. Players are rewarded a bonus for ''not'' blasting everything in sight with the Tommy Gun.Gun.
* QuickMelee: Tracy punches enemies who are close to him instead of using his gun. You are rewarded extra bonus points for doing this.


The gameplay consists of Tracy walking along left-to-right along the foreground of the screen, but the big gameplay twist is that occasionally enemies will try to attack Tracy from the background, as they shoot "into" the screen. Tracy can pull out his Tommy Gun to shoot the background enemies. The boss battles in the game have this set up. Players have to quickly react to both the foreground and background action to succeed in the game. The game will ramp up the challenge with swarming enemies from both planes, forcing the player to do quick reflexes to deal with the action. Don't get too caught up in one enemy, because it only takes a second for another enemy to land a sneak attack on you.

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The gameplay consists of Tracy walking along left-to-right along the foreground of the screen, but the big gameplay twist is that occasionally enemies will try to attack Tracy from the background, as they shoot "into" the screen. Tracy can pull out his Tommy Gun to shoot the background enemies. The boss battles in the game have this set up. Players have to quickly react to both the foreground and background action to succeed in the game. The game will ramp up the challenge with swarming enemies from both planes, forcing the player to do quick reflexes to deal with the action. Don't get too caught up in one enemy, because it only takes a second for another enemy to land a sneak attack on you.



* BeatEmUp: In some levels, Tracy loses the ability to use his gun and has to rely on his fists to punch enemies out. The game handwaves it by saying he ran out of bullets.



* MobWar: Tracy learns that Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin. Manlis sent the Brow to stop the shipment of Nitroglycerin.

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* MeleeAttack: Tracy punches enemies who are close to him instead of using his gun. You are rewarded extra bonus points for doing this.
* MobWar: Tracy learns that Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin. Manlis sent the Brow to stop the shipment of Nitroglycerin.shipment.
* RewardingVandalism: Inverted. Players are rewarded a bonus for ''not'' blasting everything in sight with the Tommy Gun.


A 1990 licenced action game by Creator/{{Sega}}, based on the [[Film/DickTracy namesake 1990 movie]].

You're the titular Dick Tracy, on a case to rid the city of the notorious Big Boy. The game is a sidescroller action title where you take control of Tracy as he searches for clues and battles numerous gangsters and bosses.

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A 1990 licenced action game by Creator/{{Sega}}, loosely based on the [[Film/DickTracy namesake 1990 movie]].

You're the titular Dick Tracy, on a case to rid the city of the notorious gang boss Big Boy.Boy Caprice. The game is a sidescroller action title where you take control of Tracy as he searches for clues and battles numerous gangsters and bosses.



* BigBad: Big Boy is the head honcho criminal Tracy is after.
* BlackoutBasement: During the boss battle with Flattop. Flattop will periodically cut the lights to stop the player from seeing him as he shoots them.
* ChaseScene:

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* BigBad: While there are many gangsters and mobsters involved, Big Boy is the head honcho criminal Tracy is after.
* BlackoutBasement: During BossBattle:
** Round 1: Itchy
** Round 2: The Brow
** Round 3: Lips Manlis
** Round 4: Pruneface
** Round 5: Flattop
** Round 6: Big Boy
* ChaseScene: Stages 2-B, 3-B, and 5-B has Tracy riding on
the boss battle with Flattop. Flattop will periodically cut Police Car en route to his next clue. Enemies drive along the lights foreground and background trying to stop the player from seeing him as he shoots them.
* ChaseScene:
gun you down.



* MobWar: Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin.

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* InterfaceScrew: During the boss battle with Flattop. Flattop will periodically cut the lights to prevent the player from seeing him as he shoots them.
* MobWar: Tracy learns that Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin.nitroglyerin. Manlis sent the Brow to stop the shipment of Nitroglycerin.

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A 1990 licenced action game by Creator/{{Sega}}, based on the [[Film/DickTracy namesake 1990 movie]].

You're the titular Dick Tracy, on a case to rid the city of the notorious Big Boy. The game is a sidescroller action title where you take control of Tracy as he searches for clues and battles numerous gangsters and bosses.

The gameplay consists of Tracy walking along left-to-right along the foreground of the screen, but the big gameplay twist is that occasionally enemies will try to attack Tracy from the background, as they shoot "into" the screen. Tracy can pull out his Tommy Gun to shoot the background enemies. The boss battles in the game have this set up. Players have to quickly react to both the foreground and background action to succeed in the game. The game will ramp up the challenge with swarming enemies from both planes, forcing the player to do quick reflexes to deal with the action. Don't get too caught up in one enemy, because it only takes a second for another enemy to land a sneak attack on you.

Along the way, Tracy will encounter and fight iconic villains in thrilling boss battles, like Pruneface, Flattop, and Lips Manlis. The game has very detailed and colorful graphics, and a banging swing jazz soundtrack.

A UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem version was also released.
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* BigBad: Big Boy is the head honcho criminal Tracy is after.
* BlackoutBasement: During the boss battle with Flattop. Flattop will periodically cut the lights to stop the player from seeing him as he shoots them.
* ChaseScene:
* ClockworksArea: Level 6-C ''Showdown At The Gearhouse'' is the final stage where Big Boy is fought. Be wary as Big Boy will shoot the gears to get them to drop on top of Tracy.
* DownTheDrain: Stage 6-A takes place in a sewer.
* EvilVsEvil: Big Boy wants to wipe out Lips Manlis, his nearest competition in the city.
* GangsterLand: The general setting.
* MobWar: Big Boy wants to get rid of Lips Manlis by blowing up his business with nitroglyerin.

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