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Lock 'n' Chase is an arcade action game similar to Pac-Man. You play a thief who has to rob banks. Each bank is a different maze, and there are policemen who chase you. You need to collect all of the gold coins and avoid the police officers.

Located throughout the maze are numerous doors. As you run through the maze, you have the ability to temporarily close a door in an attempt to block the police. You can only close maximum of two doors at a time, so you can even trap a police officer between two closed doors. Closed doors automatically open again after a short amount of time.

As the stages progress, extra items and hazards are introduced. There are sliding doors that open and close slowly, question marks that toggle police officers on and off, alarm clocks that wake up sleeping police officers, invisible passageways, teleporter doors etc.

Occasionally a bonus item will appear in the maze, such as a cash bag that temporary stuns all police officers, and a diamond which makes you temporary invincible. Also, after clearing all stages in a bank you get to play a bonus game. You play a slot machine to earn extra lives, and each collected diamond is worth one try.


Lock n' Chase Game Boy Stage 5-1, doors are secret passage ways
Lock n' Chase Game Boy A longer interlude to the next stage
Lock n' Chase Game Boy Stage 5-2, which door leads to the other side?
Lock n' Chase Game Boy Stage 3-2, a bonus diamond appears

Promo Images

Lock n' Chase Screenshot
Lock n' Chase Screenshot
Lock n' Chase Screenshot
Lock n' Chase Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Lock 'n Chase" -- In-game title
  • "ロックンチェイス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Nov, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Amstar Game Boy Oct, 1990 12 out of 20 60
Play Time Game Boy Sep, 1991 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 6 out of 12 50


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