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Description

Three girls have been reported missing including the mayor's daughter, and Chase Special Investigations has asked you to track down five vehicles, mentioned in the mission briefing, who are believed to be involved in the kidnapping. Using a heavy-designed machine with a V6 DOHC 3000CC Twin Turbo Engine, five sets of nitro-fuel boosts, and a gun attached to the steering wheel (which you can use to damage the target vehicle), your mission is to patrol the streets and find these vehicles.

The gameplay is similar to Chase H.Q., but there are a few differences. For example, cars travel in both directions instead of one, and some of them will catch up to your car and shoot at you. At least once in every stage a helicopter does a fly by and drops you some grenades you can use to further damage the target vehicle. A guy on a motorcycle will catch up to you and throw grenades at your car. And, most importantly, as mentioned earlier, you can shoot at the target vehicle rather than just bumping into it.

Have fun driving around, but remember, there is a strict time limit, so I wouldn't waste time or keep crashing into things if I were you.

Screenshots

S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation TurboGrafx-16 The first suspect
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Commodore 64 Stage 4
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation ZX Spectrum The car has been stopped. The message reads 'Stop talkin' nonsense. I know nothing. It's Bob the boss. She isn't the one. You guys are lookin' for Bob.' Ooops - wrong car!
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Amiga The new Taito Monitoring System, featuring the ability to actually see the dispatch

Promo Images

S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Magazine Advertisement Back cover
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "S.C.I." -- Sega Master System media title
  • "Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation" -- Amiga/Atari ST/C 64/ZX Spectrum title

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User Reviews

A better conversion that the original, but still mediocre at best Amiga Martin Smith (78234)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1991 840 out of 1000 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1991 840 out of 1000 84
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 71 out of 100 71
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Excalibur SEGA Master System Sep, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 26 out of 100 26
Supersonic SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games (Check 'em out)

Contributed to by FatherJack (62724), Martin Smith (78234), gamewarrior (5042) and Katakis | カタキス (42781)
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