This is a side scrolling action game, where you control Dick Tracy as he moves through five stages, shooting gangsters with an assortment of weapons. Your mission is to investigate the disappearance of Lips Manlis, an underworld boss and owner of The Ritz nightclub. Each stage leads to one of the mob bosses, until you ultimately capture the big man himself. Initially you hold no weapons, and your primary attack is a punch, but ammo can be collected for either a pistol or machine-gun.
Gameplay has glitches though. For example jumping across platforms to avoid deadly pits is sometimes unreliable. Also, when entering a new screen you'll frequently be shot before you even have chance to react, and this is even worst as the game runs in flick screen mode!
Other than its few gameplay glitches, Dick Tracy is a fine title I think, offering intensive action.
The Commodore version offers detailed and colorful graphics along with smooth sprite animation. As in all 8bit versions, gameplay flicks between screens, which makes the game rather frustrating. Well it cannot compare to the CPC+ version, but it looks good here. Of course, the CPC version uses better colors, whilst the CPC+ version is technically the best here, offering more colors and hardware sprites.
The sound is fine, featuring a nice introductory tune and a few catchy tunes during gameplay but SFX are not presented here (same as for the CPC and ZX versions).