D. D. Crew

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D. D. Crew
Japanese arcade flyer of D. D. Crew.
Japanese arcade flyer of D. D. Crew.
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) June 1991
Genre(s) 2D Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (four players)
Arcade system Sega System 18 hardware
Display Horizontal orientation

D. D. Crew (D. D. クルー?) is a 1991 2D beat 'em up developed and released into arcades by Sega. In the game, players control one of four characters, F. F., Buster, King or Gung Ho, who fight to stop a terrorist plot.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

D. D. Crew is similar to Capcom's Final Fight, which is an archetypal side scrolling beat-em-up game. Up to four player characters move from left to right through each level (most of which are split into 3 or more scenes), fighting with the enemy characters who appear, until they reach a confrontation with a stronger boss character at the end of the level. Once that boss is beaten, the players automatically move on to the next stage. Enemies appear from both sides of the screen and from out of doorways or entrances set into the background, and the player(s) must defeat all of them to progress. If the players try to simply travel through the levels without fighting, the screen will stop scrolling until all current enemies have been defeated, before allowing the players to continue progress. Enemies may move outside the confines of the screen, but players may not. Players will pick up a few weapons along the way, like knives and grenades, as well as other items like some lives and "MAX" health points. Players also can pick up and toss enemies either toward the ground or against other enemies. Unlike Final Fight, the graphics are very detailed instead of "cartoony". One unique feature is a counter that tells how many enemies a player knocked out. Another unique feature is that players also can perform dash attacks by pressing the joystick toward the left or right sides twice, while pressing the attack button during dashing.

Reception[edit]

Sinclair User complimented the game's graphics and said that overall the game was "nicely done" but that it "never quite captures the imagination." They recommended Vendetta from Konami instead.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DD Crew". Sinclair User. September 1991. p. 56. 

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