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Turbo Esprit, ZX Spectrum

Considered by those who know it as an early precursor to Grand Theft Auto, Mike Richardson‘s excellent Turbo Esprit is an action/driving game where the aim is to catch and arrest drugs smugglers by driving around a city and pinpointing them using a map. It was first published for the ZX Spectrum by Durell Software in 1986.

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The Untouchables, Commodore 64

The Untouchables is a classic movie-licensed action game developed and published by Ocean Software in 1989. It mixes a number of different gameplay styles.

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Narc, Arcade

Created by Williams Electronics in 1988, Narc is a side-scrolling run-and-gun shooter that attracted a lot of controversy when it first came out.

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The King of Chicago, Amiga

The King of Chicago is a strategic gangster simulator, released by Cinemaware in 1987. And – while “gangster simulator” might sound bad – the game is full of dark humour and is something of a satire, so is not to be taken too seriously on that front.

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La Abadía del Crimen, ZX Spectrum

I’m going to stick with the original Spanish title for this 1987 release by Opera Soft. The English translation being: “The Abbey of Crime“.

La Abadía del Crimen is an isometric adventure loosely based on the novel The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and follows the exploits of Friar William and his assistant Adso as they investigate a series of murders in a medieval Italian abbey.

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Chase HQ, Arcade

Taito‘s Chase HQ is an intense arcade driving game where you chase down criminals and have to bash them into submission with your vehicle.

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