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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".


Chase H.Q. Commodore 64 Halfway towards killing the yellow car
Chase H.Q. Commodore 64 You score some points after passing cars
Chase H.Q. Commodore 64 Watch out for rocks and plants on the road
Chase H.Q. Commodore 64 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Taito Presents Chase H.Q." -- US Game Boy title
  • "Taito Chase H.Q." -- Console title
  • "タイトーチェイスH.Q." -- Japanese spelling

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Let's go, Mr. Driver, to the bin Katakis | カタキス (39610) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Jan, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Your Commodore Jun, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) 1990 700 out of 1000 70
Your Commodore Mar, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Zzap! Feb, 1990 53 out of 100 53
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1990 36 out of 100 36
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 20 out of 100 20
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1990 1.4 out of 12 12
Retro Gamer Jun, 2004 12 out of 100 12


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Amstrad CPC versions

There were two versions of the game released: for CPC464 and CPC6128. The latter featured additional speech samples and while running from tape the game was loaded in one go.


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

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Katakis | カタキス (39610) added Chase H.Q. (Commodore 64) on Jul 27, 2003
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