Motor City Patrol (NES)
|Motor City Patrol|
Motor City Patrol is an overhead-view car game where you play as an officer who must arrest citizens who are breaking the law. According to one of the game designers, Rockstar Games took their idea to use in their first Grand Theft Auto games. You can also buy upgrades for your car which you would think would be an improvement, but instead, it makes the game even harder to play because your car goes much faster and is harder to control. You end up doing the same things over and over again making the gameplay too repetitive. The game is pretty hard to find, and it's no surprise. It's not the worst game on the NES by far, but it's definitely a game you won't want to play in your NES collection all the time.
For 1990, the game should have had more songs, as there's only four of them. The worst part is that there's no in-game music, just the sound of your car engine or siren droning. It can get annoying really fast. The soundtrack is decent, and the title screen and level intro music are pretty long, so you shouldn't get annoyed from hearing them.
Chris Gill composed the game's music using Pro24 for the Atari ST. The MIDI files were the converted to Link Tomlin's sound engine.
|01||Title Screen||Chris Gill||Link Tomlin||2:53||Download|
|02||Level Intro & Map||Chris Gill||Link Tomlin||2:26||Download|
|03||Game Over||Chris Gill||Link Tomlin||1:32||Download|
|04||Current Officer Ratings||Chris Gill||Link Tomlin||1:05||Download|
- Ripper: Gil-Galad
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Game Credits:
(Source: Verification from Eddie Gill; game lacks credits.)
There are no credits in the game or instruction manual, but Chris Gill's brother who was also the programmer confirmed that Chris is the composer for this and their other NES title Noah's Ark. Chris also made the game's graphics. According to Eddie, the game was rushed so the company didn't bother with credits. There also may have been a contract with Matchbox not to have credits in their games.
This rip is missing songs.
The game only contains four songs. The recording was made in VirtuaNSF. NSF ripping is a tedious process beyond the scope of this site.