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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. TurboGrafx-16 The second suspect
Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum The load screen is replaced by this. The game waits here until the player presses a key
Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum Go the wrong way and your partner wakes up.
Chase H.Q. NES Third suspect

Promo Images

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 (62737)
Let's go, Mr. Driver, to the bin Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (41327)

Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 868 out of 1000 87
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
The Games Machine (UK) TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Mar, 1990 8 out of 12 67
Sega Does SEGA Master System Jan 01, 2018 C+ 58
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1993 43 out of 100 43
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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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

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