Released in 1988

Manufacturer: Williams
Distributor: Williams
Developer: Williams

***** (4 total votes)

'Narc' marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

A game where you play a hero trying to arrest the dope dealers and to catch the big guy, named Mr. BIG.


Horizontal Scrolling

Hardware Info

Controls: 3 Buttons
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
512 x 400 Resolution
Colors: 65536 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

TMS34010 cpu @ 24 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 2 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 2 Mhz
DAC audio
DAC audio
YM-2151 audio @ 3 Mhz
HC55516 audio

Hardware Platform


Mame ROMs

narc, Narc (rev 7.00)

Game Details

A game for the 80's... Just Say No taken to its logical extreme, with jumpsuit wearing gunmen hunt down and kill drug-dealers, gathering evidence, in a march to the top of the organization.

A very popular arcade game... inspired Access' Mean Streets (PC, Amiga, C64) and Color Dreams' Raid 2020 (NES) amongst other games.

  • Published for NES and as handheld LCD game (USA) by Acclaim.
'Narc' cabinet photo
cabinet photo
'Narc' title screen
title screen
'Narc' gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
'Narc' promotional flyer
promotional flyer
'Narc' control panel
control panel Member Ratings / Comments

***** by gameninja99. Comment: "This game is great!It is definatly my favorite game in my home arcade. Craig Vaught Coin-Op Arcade Pinball mailing list " 2000-08-15 02:20:27Z

***** by PedX. Comment: "Very nice arcade machine, with big screen, detailed gfx and good gameplay, one of my favourites in arcade." 2001-07-04 03:55:29Z

***** by caveman. Comment: "With the possible exception of Sinistar or Robotron, NARC is about as nihilistic as it comes. A typically difficult game - as almost all Williams games are - expect a lot of fun, and a lot of aggrevation. I can't tell you how many quarters I had pumped into this game, but it can be beaten. MAME users should expect this game to run slow at times, but apart from that, the emulation is 80 - 100% accurate. A very misanthropic game for misanthropic people." 2004-11-27 19:16:04Z

**** by BlaineC. Comment: "Nancy Reagan loved this game... lol I liked the game, but I really hated putting all those quarters in every 20 seconds sometimes." 2005-01-05 02:52:30Z

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Knowlede Base

NARC, Williams 1988 ------------------- Note: Requires Medium-Res Monitor (won't work with standard arcade monitor) All configuration parameters are set via the self-test screen (no dip switches) Board and connector layout: +-----------------------+ | | ROM Board | | | 2J3 x|
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NARC Williams 1988 typed up by: Brian Johnson <> Ray Ghanbari <> Note: Requires Medium-Res Monitor (won't work with standard arcade monitor) 2 player game. Each player with the following control configuration: |B| Start /---\ |B| Jump | J | |B| Fire |B| Croutch \---/ |B| Rocket Bomb J == 8 way joystick B == Button All configuration parameters are set via the self-test screen (no dip switc
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Yet Another List
O-Taito is the Old Taito pinout on wiretap. N-Taito is the New-Taito pinout (Like Elevator Action). Quote by R. Schieve: " will match most for power, ground, monitor, and speaker connections but inputs are usually quite different." DECO/Data East is the Data East pinout. See Ring or AtariV is Black Widow and Gravitar and Space Duel Konami if the Konami pinout. See Konami\Rush'n' BZone is Battle Zone and Red Baron Tehkan games seem to follow th
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Arcade Game Cheats
--- 720 --- (Contributor: unknown) In the ramp section, levels 8, 9, and 10: holding down the kick and jump buttons simultanously on the lip of the ramp will boost your air. This trick only works when you're going the correct speed (usually your third or fourth jump), and only once (as far as I can tell) per ramp session per level. ----------- Afterburner ----------- (Contributor: Anthony D. Chen) key: S - start button V - vulcan cannon M - missle F - foot sensor (only on sit-down version) stag
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