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Chase H.Q.

aka: Taito Chase H.Q., Taito Presents Chase H.Q.

Description official descriptions

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You are given a mission briefing before you start which gives information on the suspect and what car they drive. Then you drive across the city without crashing into other cars, and catch up with the criminal's car. To arrest the suspects, you must keep bumping into their car until it is no longer functional. And you have to do this under a strict time limit. You can't afford to crash into cars or buildings or you waste time getting on the road again.

However, once you've caught up with your suspect, you are given more time. Your car is also equipped with turbo boosts, which you can use to gain extra speed if you are way behind the criminal. Each arrest is based on a "suspicion".


  • タイトーチェイスH.Q. - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

21 People (18 developers, 3 thanks)

Game Design
Game Program
P.C.B Design
Character Design
Sound Design
Music Composer
Cabinet Design
Special Thanks
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© 1988



Amstrad 128K extras

In 128K machines, the Amstrad CPC version of the game will load all stages in one sitting. It will also play some speech at certain spots. Other Ocean Software games that had similar "extras" for these computers were "RoboCop" and "Dragon Ninja".


  • EMAP Golden Joystick Awards 1990 (published by ACE #33, 1990/6)
    • Winner Best 8-Bit Soundtrack

Celebrity cameos

The characters in the original game covers and in the loading screens are supposed to be Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. The game was not a licensed "Miami Vice" title, but it seems like it wanted to capitalize on a established TV show. And well, the stars of the show did pursue criminals in a supercar, but that one was a Ferrari.

Related Games

Chase H.Q. II
Released 1992 on Genesis
Super Chase: Criminal Termination
Released 1993 on SNES, Arcade
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation
Released 1990 on Amiga, Atari ST, 1992 on SEGA Master System...
Hwy Chase
Released 1980 on Arcade
Ultimate Basketball
Released 1990 on NES
Taito Legends
Released 2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows
Mickey's Dangerous Chase
Released 1991 on Game Boy
Chase Ace 2
Released 1999 on Windows
Brutal Chase 3D
Released 2017 on Android, 2018 on Windows Phone, 2022 on Nintendo Switch

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  • MobyGames ID: 9832


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Katakis | カタキス.

Arcade added by FatherJack. FM Towns added by Sciere. Sharp X68000 added by Kabushi. MSX, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith. Game Gear added by Freeman. Wii added by gamewarrior.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, chirinea, Freeman, Neville, mailmanppa, Victor Vance, Jo ST.

Game added July 27th, 2003. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.