GANGBUSTERS role-playing game is different from most other games. Instead of simply rolling dice and moving pieces around a board, players adopt the personalities and goals of clever police detectives, legendary F.B.I. agents or vicious gangsters from the 1920s and 1930s. Players must face the problems and dangers of a life-and-death struggle against crime. Your decisions and fast action determine whether you win or lose, whether the criminals are arrested or escape, whether your game character becomes a hero or is gunned down in blazing shootout.
This (boxed) set includes...a 64-page rule book, a 35"x22" double-sided full-color map of downtown Lakefront City showing detailed building interiors, a sheet of 84 cardboard playing pieces, a 16-page introductory adventure ("Mad Dog" Johnny Drake) and two dice.
The components description in the main entry is taken from the back of the box, which is slightly inaccurate. There were actually only 70 cardboard pieces, and the box also included a double-sided map of Lakefront City, showing streets on one side (in black and white) and wards on the other (in colour). See images.