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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.


Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 This is too close for comfort
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 Watch the black rats
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 Level complete
Radar Rat Race Commodore 64 Oh rats, I've died

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Alternate Titles

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

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Popular Computing Weekly VIC-20 Dec 01, 1983 10 out of 10 100
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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1984 7 out of 10 70


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Radar Rat Race was an unauthorised clone of Bally's Rally-X with different graphics. Commodore would later sign a licensing agreement with Bally to convert arcade games, but the license did not include Rally-X.
Contributed to by Kabushi (170767) and Martin Smith (62867)