Windows - 1997
Description of Virtua Cop
Virtua Cop is a decent PC conversion of a hit arcade game of the same name by SEGA.
Your objective in this 3D shooting gallery is simple: as a cop, move through various areas of a city, eliminating any criminals that get in your way. At the same time, you must avoid shooting any innocent bystanders. There is a boss at the end of each stage that must be defeated before you can move on. Any of the three stages can be selected from the opening menu, although the increasing difficulty level only makes sense if you play them in order.
Some nice touches, despite the game's brevity: you receive bonus points if you can shoot the target's weapon out of his hand, sparing his life ("Justice Shots"), and there is a practice mode that lets you practice - it even includes the innocents so that you can practice avoiding them.
All in all, a fun game and a reasonable replica of the arcade hit, although it is rather short, and too easy if you play with a mouse. Recommended, but check out the much better sequel Virtua Cop 2 for a longer and more rewarding shooting gallery.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Steven 2020-12-03 1 point
I tried playing this game in a Windows 98 Second Edition machine that I created in PCem. It runs flawlessly. I converted the nrg file to an iso file and mounted the disc through PCem. I also selected a full install. However, there is no music when playing the game.
I then tried mounting the disc in Daemon Tools. That gave me the same issue. There was no music.
I then extracted the nrg file to see that the music files were not present. According to the PC Gaming Wiki, some copies of Virtua Cop for Windows do not include the music. Could the same thing have happened with the first Virtua Cop?
John 2020-04-30 0 point
If anyone else is having problem about dplay.dll, you have to download it.
Dogmeat 2019-12-28 1 point
I played this way back in the 90's. I loved it, unfortunately i can't seem to get it runing on windows 10.
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