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Williams Entertainment's violent 1988 coin-op game starring two police officers taking back a drug-ridden city with deadly force is the subject of this 3D update courtesy of Midway. Hit Man and Max Force are back and ready to rock in a game sporting the look and feel of a 1970s police drama, inspired by such programs as Starsky and Hutch, Adam-12, and Baretta. K.R.A.K. is back and the city is out of whack. The nefarious crime organization has created a new designer drug named Liquid Soul, and to stop it from spreading throughout the city, players will have to bust some heads and arrest the perps responsible for selling it.
Played from a third-person perspective, the game features a combination of hand-to-hand battles with drug dealers and street thugs as well as weapons-based combat using a variety of firearms. Another key feature is the ability to handcuff suspects after first wearing them down with a few punches and kicks. Players can embrace their opponents in a grapple, at which point a meter will appear that has the officer automatically slapping on the cuffs if timed correctly. If the timing is off, the fight will continue. The developer, VIS Interactive, adapted the engine used in 2002's State of Emergency for this update of Narc. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide