December 1993 - Robocop Versus The Terminator UK and US covers
In 1992, Dark Horse released a four-part comic series called Robocop Versus The Terminator. As the title suggests, it pitted the two greatest action characters of the '80s against each other in an epic battle.
As a result of the comic's success, Virgin Games acquired the rights to make a Robocop Versus The Terminator game. In reality, what it actually made was two different games - one on the SNES and another on the Mega Drive / Genesis.
While each game had its own convoluted plot trying to link Skynet, Cyberdyne Systems, OCP, Robocop and the Terminators, they both crucially agreed on one part of the story that goes - and we're paraphrasing here - "...and then Robocop shot everything that moved".
The major difference between the two, however, was the level of graphic violence. Robocop Versus The Terminator was released amidst the Mortal Kombat controversy, and so steps had to be taken to ensure the game was suitable for children. On the SNES, at least.
Similar to the home versions of Midway's fighter, the SNES version of Robocop Versus The Terminator featured none of the gory enemy deaths of the Mega Drive game. In fact, even the Mega Drive version was censored slightly: players had to enter a cheat code to unlock female and skeleton enemies.
You want to see it in action, don't you? Of course you do: