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Chicago Syndicate is an arcade-oriented fighting video game that was released by Sega of America in North America for the Game Gear in 1996. It is a spin-off of Eternal Champions centering around former cat burglar Larcen Tyler.
The game is set in the 1920s in an alternate reality from the Eternal Champions universe. In this universe, Larcen Tyler found out earlier that the package he was to send to the hospital by Mr. Tagilani was a bomb. He disposed of the bomb, resulting in it not killing the police chief of Chicago, people in the hospital and Larcen himself. Because of this act, Mr. Tagliani considers Larcen a traitor and orders all the mobs in Chicago to kill him.
While in hiding, the police order Larcen to become a police informant and ask for Larcen to clean up the streets of Chicago in exchange for information about Tagliani's current whereabouts.
Tommy Glide of GamePro gave the game a mostly negative review, remarking that "the slow pace, small sprites, and awkward controls keep your quest dull and frustrating." He also criticized the enemies' lack of aggressiveness. Though he said the graphics are overall decent, he concluded the game to be only for hardcore Eternal Champions fans.
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