Who Shot Johnny Rock? American Laser Games 1994

This is a live-action full motion video laserdisc video game released in the arcade, as well as game platforms including the PC. The game is set a Hollywood version of 1920s Chicago, where one plays a private detective that has been hired to find out who murdered a nightclub singer named Johnny Rock; the woman turns out to have been Rock's fiancee, Red. The player must attempt to reach Johnny Rock's killer, shooting villains and interrogating individuals. The game takes the player through the gangs of four gangsters with suggestive names - Measles, Mumps, Smallpox and Lockjaw Lil - and locations such as a chemical factory, a pool hall, a garage and a casino. The format is a first-person perspective of the player watching the full motion video, listening to the various characters and shooting the right enemies at the right time with a powerful tommy gun. Unlike previous games, such as Mad Dog McCree and Crime Patrol, the player's tommy gun does not need to be reloaded, but one does need to buy extra ammunition. Also, when health is lost, the player needs to have enough money to be able to pay the city doctor to give him or her extra life. If money runs out, the game is over. The player must also try to avoid hitting innocent bystanders, as doing so results in having to pay funeral expenses. Along the way, clues have to be collected and it is them that will eventually allow the player to determine Johnny Rock's murderer; one of the final sequences takes place in Rock's mansion, where a final clue will point to the killer, who must be eliminated to end the game. As in most rail shooters by American Laser Games, the PC version includes mouse and light gun support; the latter are used to select locations, shoot enemies and reload. The game was re-released by Digital Leisure around 2003 with updated video and sound, in addition to several bonus options.
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ISO Demo 631Mb (uploaded by Scaryfun)
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ISO Demo for Windows (uploaded by loki1985) 540 MB


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