64th Street - A Detective Story (arcade)
200x100 GFX Company: Jaleco
Genre: Beat 'em up
Released: USA: 1991
From the Attract Mode intro

3. oct. 1939 no. 238

Case of the Rich Man's Kidnapped Daughter.
A new client...

My daughter has been kidnapped!

I got this letter from the kidnappers.
Please rescue her.
Rick: Hey, look at this ad in the classified! I think this has got something to do with the illustrious client who visited last night.

Allen: You mean that rich business dude?

Rick: Yep. The guy whose daughter was kidnapped.

Allen: You mean this? This is just a classified ad for a job.

Rick: There's an encoded message hidden in these sentences. And I'll bet only certain members of the criminal element understand the code.

Allen: I don't see any secret code. Who do you think you are, Sherlock Holmes?

Rick: It's not just this one ad either. There are several job ads in here that contain a secret message. This must be a huge criminal organization judging by the amount of money they've spent on ads!

Allen: I still don't get it. Where is the secret code?

Rick: Read these job classifieds very carefully. Notice the similarity between the sentences in the ads and the sentences we saw in the letter from the kidnappers last night?

Allen: Holy Sh... eboygan. Really?

Rick: Let's get on this case!

This game is considered to be a spiritual successor to Jaleco's later beat-em-up series, Rushing Beat. Both games happen in the same city but at different eras of time. 61st Street appears in all three Rushing Beat games. In fact, the first stage of this game is nearly repeated in Rushing Beat's first stage, a brawl along 61st that leads to a violent bus ride.

Easter egg: throw a thug into the background and break the glass of Rick's Detective Agency to find a power-up of the heroic ghost from Jaleco's arcade game, Avenging Spirit (a.k.a. Phantasm).
Player Characters:
Rick Allen
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