Back when I was collecting arcade games, I picked this one up for $100. The oddest thing was, this was the second RoboCop machine I owned. The first one was not in an original cabinet and did not have a marquee. I tried selling the uglier one when I bought this one but ended up getting a great offer on the good-looking one, so I sold it and kept the ugly one. I didn’t think RoboCop would mind.
The arcade version of RoboCop debuted in 1988, one year after the movie was released. RoboCop is a simple side-scroller in which players guide RoboCop through a series of levels while shooting evil denizens of Motor City. The game was ported to several home systems including the NES, Commodore 64, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, and IBM (DOS). Several sequels followed, including RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3, and RoboCop vs. the Terminator for both 8 and 16-bit consoles.