Bank Panic

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1984 Sega.


“Don’t Panic!”


Don’t believe a word! Panic is rife in this offering from Sega.

Six shooter at the ready, your job is simple and yet deadly. Protect the cashier of the local bank from lawless bandits of the wild west and ensure the safe deposit of bags of cash delivered by inhabitants of the town ,with a joystick moving left and right along the many doors and three fire buttons to unleash lead through sights on each of the three entry points of the three doors filling the screen at any given time.


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Are you up the job partner?

Well keeping a steady nerve is paramount as you can never tell what is gonna’ come through those doors. A divinely dressed damsel, leaving a deposit, a travelling cowboy or indeed an outlaw, holding up the bank clerk with his revolver.

“Careful! You don’t wanna’ be takin’ down the innocent there stranger!”


Bonuses come in the form of short, stout fellows with a multitude of hats to shoot off his head, relinquishing various points depending on the time it takes before he makes his deposit and leaves, somewhat unnerved.

Time being of the essence as there are other banks pilgrim. Other banks which need you to step up and rid the towns of wild bunches of gangs and gunslingers, all out for the green.


Bank Panic was unfortunately forgotten during the dizzy heights of the arcade video game explosion which was a crime in itself as the experience was a unique, challenging and fun game to play. Everything which makes a fun experience and leaves you, the marshall, coming back for the thrill of the draw.


“Be quick or be dead!”





Review by Rob Joy.



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