Time Cop

Washington, DC--1994. An obscure doctor has successfully completed the concept of time travel after 10 years of work. A young police officer named Max Walker is chosen to be an officer in the agency charged with policing this possibly dangerous technology. The same night Max tells his wife about the new job, she is mysteriously murdered.

DC--2004. Max Walker is one of the most dangerous officers in the TEC: Time Enforcement Agency. As a TEC agent, you have to travel to a number of different time periods (past only) to stop greedy criminals from cashing in on events that have already happened. With scenes from the movie and fully-digitized graphics, TimeCop looks hot.

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  • Manufacturer: JVC

Just in case the movie and ongoing Dark Horse comic didn't give you enough time-traveling action, here's a game version from JVC. This side-scroller follows Max Walker on a manhunt through time, from Los Angeles in 2144 all the way back to Nazi Germany and every time in between. It's also available for the Sega CD.

reggie posted a review

Some games make great movies (like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat), and some movies make great games (like Jurassic Park and Star Wars). Then there are the so-so movies that are made into horrible games. Guess which one this is?

Time Will Tell

Time Cop, based on last year's movie, is one of those good- looking, poorly playing platform games that make veteran gamers wince. This slow, jerky game will never make it out of the rental arena.

You play as Max Walker, a cop who used to hunt down bad guys that abused time travel. Now you have to fight the inventor of the machine, Dr. Kleinstadt, and travel through time to get home.

ProTip: Don't waste time with the octopuses in the San Andreas levels. Shoot what you must but run when you can.

Time Out

The crisp, clear graphics are stunning. Apparently digitized from live video, the visuals are slick and realistic. But the characters move with such exaggeration that they soon feel cartoonlike. With the brainless way that most enemies walk right into you, you're in for one timeless evening.

  • Crouch and kick. Almost all human enemies can be disposed of in this way. Jump kicks also dispose of human enemies in one shot.
  • In the end of the first scene, run through the level, shoot, and collect hearts. Jump over all mechanical enemies, and you should be home free.

The futuristic funk soundtrack never gets off the ground. The sound effects are poor, and there are no digitized voices of the actors to liven things up.

Time Cop also has two difficulty levels: Hard and Impossible. Breakaway floors, surprise enemies, and unseen obstacles will have you glancing at your watch one time too many. When the movie hits the rental shelves, they can put this game right next to it.

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