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Description

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".


Screenshots

Chase H.Q. TurboGrafx-16 Ran out of time
Chase H.Q. Game Boy Stage Clear Bonus (JP).
Chase H.Q. Amstrad CPC Driving underneath some platforms
Chase H.Q. Amstrad CPC Damaging the car by making contact with the tunnel wall

Promo Images

Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement
Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Page 62
Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3

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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User Reviews

Get from A to B then Bang! Arcade FatherJack (62720)
Let's go, Mr. Driver, to the bin Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (42932)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Play Time Game Gear May, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
Player One SEGA Master System Sep, 1990 70 out of 100 70
VideoGame Game Boy Nov, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jun 23, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Raze Game Boy Jun, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Game Boy Aug, 1991 2.5 out of 5 50
Power Play SEGA Master System May, 1990 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

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".

Awards

  • 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.

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