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Hill Street Blues

DOS - 1992

Alt name
Hill Street Blues: The Computer Game
Year
1992
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Simulation, Strategy
Theme
Detective / Mystery, Licensed Title, Real-Time
Publisher
DigiTek Software
Developer
Krisalis Software Ltd.
Perspective
Top-Down
4.29 / 5 - 7 votes

Description of Hill Street Blues

If you haven't play Hill Street Blues (also known as Hill Street Blues: The Computer Game) already, go ahead and download it now! Published in 1992 by DigiTek Software, Hill Street Blues features strategy, simulation in a detective / mystery, real-time, licensed title genre.

Hill Street Blues is a lackluster simulation of a policeman's routine from Krisalis. Despite an ambitious premise, the game falls short of expectations due to poor interface and the fact that it makes you do far too much in far too little time. The description at MobyGames says it well: "Based on the '80s TV drama series Hill Street Blues, this game puts you in the role of Captain Furillo of the Hill Street police department. Crime rates are soaring in the precinct, and it's up to your team of nine officers (all well-known from the series and with digitized portraits) to keep the streets safe. Your officers move on foot or by car on a 2D top-down map of the city, complete with real-time traffic. True to the series, each day starts with a roll call from Sgt. Esterhaus. Once on duty, listen to radio operator A.J. Hill report crimes every few minutes. Deploy officers to the scene, help the victim and call an ambulance or coroner; next, identify and find the suspect. Some criminals may flee, others even shoot at you. Give chase or open fire if necessary. When the bad guy is arrested, a court trial may follow. Hill Street Blues is controlled entirely with the mouse via a set of icons - that's everything but intuitive, especially when directing a single officer through the streets. Since there will soon be multiple crimes all over the city, the challenge is to co-ordinate multiple officers simultaneously and keep track of cases and suspects. If your success rate is high enough, you will ultimately be promoted to chief of police." If you are interested in "police simulation" games, I'd recommend the superior shareware game To Serve and To Protect (reviewed on this site) over this disappointing underdog.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

#2723

Amen added this comment on 2012-01-18 :

Good intro but that's about it. But why would you want it for that anymore when you can watch it in hq on yt.

#251

killercop added this comment on 2008-10-09 :

fun game you have too shot the drug junkies too make an arrest tho hehehe

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