The Tick is a comic book themed brawler game based on the parody animated TV show of the same name. The Tick must fight through a number of his most famous villains as he attempts to clean up the mean streets of his native The City. Gameplay follows the classic brawler format, beating up several criminals in each area before being allowed to progress to the next.
The game was released in late 1994 for the Genesis and Super Nintendo. The publisher for both versions was Fox Interactive: Fox is also the license holder of The Tick cartoon.
The Tick plays like a typical brawler game. The player has a punch and kick button that can be used to defeat enemies. In addition, the player can collect a power-up where a partner will come to offer aid by covering The Tick's back. The player can also use a special move where The Tick calls for assistance from his flying friend Arthur, and Arthur will come sweeping down clearing the screen of enemies.