Crime Wave was released by Access Software in 1990. It is a side scrolling shoot'em up like Double Dragon and Final Fight. But unlike them, we use guns instead of fist.
The story of Crime Wave started in 1995. A powerful crime syndicate had taken over large areas of the major cities, turning them into vast criminal wasteland. Arson, extortion, drug distribution and murder were running rampant.
When the daughter of the president was kidnapped by the crime syndicate, we had been called into duty to rescue her.
The gameplay of Crime Wave is pretty simple. With our machine gun and rocket launcher, we will fight through a number of places before reaching the final boss.
There are a number of weapon upgrades that we can pick up during the game. The spread shot upgrade is my favorite.
Technically, the 256-color VGA graphics is nice and the PC Speaker Realsound developed by Access is as good as their other games. The comic style cutscenes with full motion video is also quite hilarious to watch.
You can download Crime Wave here.