RoboCop (NES)

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RoboCop
RoboCop - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Sakata SAS Co., Ltd.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series, see RoboCop.

Like most games that are created to capitalize on a movie, RoboCop is terrible. Player movement is awful, making it a chore to do trivial things like descend a staircase. It's a platform game and you can't even jump. Blocking is done via the select button of all things, making blocking impossible to do quickly enough to be useful. Overall, the controls pretty much make the game impossible to play. The enemies are extremely patterned and dull. The graphics are bland and the backgrounds are terrible to look at. To top it all off, the story is very two-dimensional and has little to do with the movie.


Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Shooting thugs in stage 1.


Music

The game's music is okay compared to other games of the time, but nothing special. None of the tracks really stick out as impressive, and the same music is used for every single action stage. The Title track is based off of the movie's main title track composed by Basil Poledouris.

According to Yuji Suzuki, Shogo Sakai was the arranger. He did this by taking the composers' tangible media and entering it in hexadecimal on an MSX. The musical data was then assembled to the NES.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Main Title Basil PoledourisShogo Sakai 0:15
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02 Introduction Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 1:02
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03 Cutscene Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:05
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04 Level Music Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:45
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05 Boss Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:26
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06 Stage Clear Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:03
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07 Training Mode Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:22
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08 Game Over Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:05
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09 You Win Masaaki Iwasaki, Shogo Sakai, Yuji SuzukiShogo Sakai 0:46
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Credits

(Source)

Takafumi Miura says he was only responsible for the sound effects. We have received verification from Yuji Suzuki that for Data East's NES games, Shogo Sakai arranged the composers' tunes to the NES.

Game Rip

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Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
RoboCop - NES - Japan.jpg
Title: ロボコップ (RoboCop)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1989-08-25
Publisher: Data East Corporation
  USA.svg   USA
RoboCop - NES - USA.jpg
Title: RoboCop
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-12-??
Publisher: Data East USA, Inc.
  Italy.svg   Italy
RoboCop - NES - Italy.jpg
Title: RoboCop
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-04-25
Publisher: Ocean Software

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