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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.


S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation SEGA Master System The Taito Monitoring System
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation ZX Spectrum Another chase. "Bob Black syndicate gang boss is in a limousine speeding towards the mountains, get him'
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation SEGA Master System Shooting at the criminal
S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation SEGA Master System Stage 3

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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 Pages 2-3

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 (66830)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair Arcade Mar, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Commodore User Arcade Jan, 1990 86 out of 100 86
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) Amiga Feb, 1991 840 out of 1000 84
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 26 out of 100 26


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