Forgotten Old Games – Undercover Cops
Hi there! Welcome to another FOG!
Today we’re going to take a look at another beat ’em up game. This one is called Undercover Cops for the Nintendo SNES.
Originally an arcade game, this game made it’s way to the SNES in 1995 by Varie in Japan, unfortunately the US release got cancelled!
We’re at the 21st century (LOL, we really are). With the inability of ordinary police to contain
the devastating increase in crime, the government sees no other option but to use unorthodox methods to combat crime. That’s where Zan, Rose and Matt, three citizens with knowledge in fighting and martial arts, are turned into undercover cops, and begins fight face-to-face with all kind of thugs.
Yeah I know. The plot is now awesome. Indeed is pretty generic, but it’s okay.
The graphics are good. It’s one of the best looking of it’s genre to the SNES in my opinion. The Arcade version have a crisper and more detailed look, but even so the SNES port delivers good and fluid movement.
The soundtrack is good enough, with each song fitting well into every moment of the game. The sound effects and voices are really good too, not to mention they’re funny!
The gameplay is sweet, you’ll have no problem punching the crap of your enemies. As any other beat ’em up, not only they can use special moves (that drains your energy as well), they can also use lots of items you find through the stages. By the way, there’s something quite disturbing about this game: The recovery items! Seriuosly, they vary from a living chick, to hogs and slugs! And when you grab them, depending on who you’re controlling, for example: Matt, he yells “DELICIOUS”… Gross!
The basic commands for the game are:
D-Pad – Moves character around the screen
B Button – Jumps
Y Button – Normal attack
X button – Nothing
A Button – Special Attack (Drains a little of your energy if it hits)
The enemies are dumb and slow, you manage to get rid of them in no time. The bosses are kinda easy as well, except for a few ones, and there is where a new flaw arrives. The game is too short, featuring only five stages! Undercover Cops is a good game nonetheless, it just had too many competition for that time.
If you’re tired of beating Final Fight and Streets of Rage, this might be a good one for you to try! See ya!