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YMMV / RoboCop

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The film series as a whole provides examples of:

The Alpha Commando cartoon series provides examples of:

  • Audience-Alienating Era: Given it's a children cartoon and Murphy being portrayed in a manner akin to Inspector Gadget, it really didn't help the state of the franchise following RoboCop 3 and RoboCop: The Series.
  • Complete Monster: Mr. Brink is the leader of DARC (Directorate for Anarchy, Revenge, and Chaos), a terrorist organization that serves as the primary threat of the series. In the three part pilot, Justice Reborn, he instructs DARC to assassinate the premiere of Naugmenastan to cause a war so they can sell weapons to the country, eventually deciding to bomb the room the premiere is in and kill everyone. His organization continues to commit atrocities throughout the series, including converting Francesca Alliata into a cyborg slave to make her bomb a city; attempting to nuke all of the world's capitals; and trying to destroy a plane filled with the Goodwill ambassadors from the Asian Alliance nations, which would cause the Asian Alliance to declare war on the world, allowing DARC to sell weapons to the highest bidders. In the Family Reunion two part episode, Brink sends robots to take over New Detroit, and kidnaps Robocop's family, threatening to kill them if he tries to stop him. Though Brink himself is not seen again, his organization continues to perform evil actions, such as trying to destroy the world's landmarks with a laser, and supplying a corrupt gentleman with a detonator that will allow him to destroy a ship.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: In spite of the cartoon’s general lack of quality, David Sobolov turns in a great and sincere performance as Robocop, managing to capture the character’s basic humanity.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Despite being an animated series for families, at least one episode contains Body Horror and a moment of literal Scenery Porn.

The DataEast Arcade Games contain examples of:

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: For some inexplicable reason, the 1988 arcade game was the highest-grossing game in 1988 Hong Kong, besides reaching second place in Japan's monthly Game Machine ranking charts.
  • Porting Disaster: The DOS release of the 1988 arcade game was notably much poorer quality, featuring significantly reduced color palettes, less animations (notably, RoboCop never drew or holstered his gun), hit detection issues, a significantly limited soundtrack, and grenades that would reverse course to keep rolling toward you if they were jumped over.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: While the 1988 arcade game belongs on the other page, the same cannot be said about the multi-console 2003 video game. The game is frustrating to play, suffers from sluggish controls and it is possible to be killed in one hit by a small explosion. RoboCop himself can also sometimes be out of character with his one-liners. The game was met with negative reception and served as the finishing blow for Titus Software.