Undercover Cops

The Arcade PCB by Irem Corp.

Undercover Cops screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Undercover Cops © 1992 Irem.

Dr. Clayborn and his henchmen have taken control of the city and Commissioner Gordon (no, Batman is not in the game) made one last plea for help and called three of New York's Finest undercover cops : Bubba, an ex-professional football player; Flame, a former Miss America; and Claude, a retired philosophy teacher. They must fight every lackey and vanquish Dr. Clayborn in order to restore law and order to the city. Very fun beat-em-up where almost anything can be used as a weapon; fish, rocks, i-beams, cars, etc.


Irem M-92 system hardware

Main CPU : V33 (@ 9 Mhz), V30 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), GA20 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (ATTACK, JUMP)


Undercover Cops was released in July 1992.

The Police 'car' at the end of Undercover Cops looks (and acts) just like "Moon Patrol", which is also from Irem.

On the small red TV items, you can see that they have a picture of the boss from Stage 1 of "R*Type"!

Soundtrack releases:
Undercover Cops - Victor Entertainment - VICL-5180 - Dec 16, 1992

Manga releases:
Undercover Cops 1 Beach Koba - Shinseisha - Aug 30, 1993
Undercover Cops 2 Beach Koba - Shinseisha - Feb 10, 1995


The US version is missing ROSA's running+jump+attack.

Name changes between JAPAN and WORLD version :
zan takahara / claude Zan Takahara / Claude
matt gables / bubba Matt Gables / Bubba
rosa felmond / flame Rosa Felmond / Flame

The Japanese version has also different music.


Creator : Meeher
Designers : Akio, Susumu, Kozo, Nob
Programmers : Teroling, Danger Nao
Sound : Hiyamuta (Hiya!)
Character voices : Nukegara, Muttershi, Fuku Chan, Kiki
American staff : Steve, Drew, Max
Publicity staff : S. Sakomizu



Nintendo Super Famicom japan (mar.3, 1995) "Undercover Cops [Model SHVC-AUCJ-JPN]"


PC [MS Windows, Online] europe (dec.9, 2011) "IREM Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
Apple MacIntosh [Online] usa (aug.21, 2011) "Irem Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
PC [Desura] usa (nov.2, 2013) "IREM Arcade Hits" by Plug In Digital

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