Radar Rat Race

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Description

Radar Rat Race takes the gameplay of Rally X and puts it into a rodent context. You control a rat, who must grab all the pieces of cheese in a maze, and flee from all the other rats. Once you reach a barrier in the maze, you are automatically rotated, but you can always manually change direction.

There are red ones who chase after you, and black ones who are activated when you get close to them - both types kill you on contact. When they are close, you can activate a Star Screen to block them off.

The Radar of the title is on the right of the screen, and shows you where each piece of cheese is, although the actual maze is not illuminated, so your next snack might be further away than you think.

Screenshots

Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 On the run, quite near to 2 pieces of cheese
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 As is this - not the complex junctions
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 Yum yum
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 Close to the penultimate piece

Alternate Titles

  • "Katz und Maus" -- German VIC-20 title
  • "Chasse au rat" -- Qu├ębec French title

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Tilt Commodore 64 Jan, 1983 5 out of 6 83
Tilt VIC-20 Jan, 1983 5 out of 6 83
TeleMatch VIC-20 Jul, 1983 2 out of 6 80

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Trivia

There were two separate versions released for the Commodore 64 - one written in America by Commodore, the other by HAL Laboratories in Japan (with different screen colours)
Contributed to by Kabushi (132137) and Martin Smith (63061)