Dirty Harry is a 1990 video game based on the Dirty Harry film franchise starring Clint Eastwood, developed by Canadian studio Gray Matter.
Harry Callahan is a San Francisco police detective who rarely follows police protocol. A powerful drug lord known as The Anaconda has created a burgeoning drug-smuggling operation by recruiting all of San Francisco's drug gangs. Harry must crack the case and take down the kingpin himself on Alcatraz.
The game is a side-scroller in which players must guide Dirty Harry throughout San Francisco. He wears a blue suit, although it can be exchanged for a white suit. He wields his signature Smith & Wesson Model 29, and players have the ability to draw the weapon without actually firing it. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 also exhibits a recoil effect when fired. Other weapons consist of LAWs rockets, harpoon guns, and explosive remote-controlled cars. When injured, Harry's health can be restored by eating hot dogs.
The game has a room where if Harry enters it, he will be unable to leave it, as the exit is replaced with the words, 'Ha, ha, ha'. The only way to escape the room is to reset.
The music in Dirty Harry was composed by Steven Samler and Elliot Delman. The music was composed using Digital Performer for the Macintosh. Not only were the composers given credit in the game and the instruction manual, but also the back of the game's box, the only NES game to do so.
The game incorporates several references to the film series. The game uses digitized speech to deliver both of Harry's famous lines: 'Go ahead, make my day' and 'Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?'. The password for infinite lives (CLYDE) is a reference to Clyde the Orangutan from Every Which Way but Loose, and the password for level 2 is Misty, a reference to Play Misty for Me, both non-Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood.
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This version of Dirty Harry was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for Dirty Harry. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Dirty Harry are summarized in the following table:
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