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Radar Rat Race takes the gameplay of Rally X and puts it into a rodent context. You control a rat, who must grab all the pieces of cheese in a maze, and flee from all the other rats. Once you reach a barrier in the maze, you are automatically rotated, but you can always manually change direction.

There are red ones who chase after you, and black ones who are activated when you get close to them - both types kill you on contact. When they are close, you can activate a Star Screen to block them off.

The Radar of the title is on the right of the screen, and shows you where each piece of cheese is, although the actual maze is not illuminated, so your next snack might be further away than you think.


Radar Rat Race VIC-20 Starting a new game. Three rats are in pursuit.
Radar Rat Race VIC-20 Contact with a cat or rat will make you lose a life.
Radar Rat Race VIC-20 You must gather ten pieces of cheese to proceed to the next round.
Radar Rat Race VIC-20 Instructions before starting a game.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Katz und Maus" -- German VIC-20 title
  • "Chasse au rat" -- Québec French title

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User Reviews

An OK game that copies the Rally-X formula and changes it a bit Katakis | カタキス (42880) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Popular Computing Weekly Dec 01, 1983 10 out of 10 100
Tilt Jan, 1983 5 out of 6 83
TeleMatch Jul, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Micro 7 Feb, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Happy Computer Oct, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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There were two separate versions released for the Commodore 64 - one written in America by Commodore, the other by HAL Laboratories in Japan (with different screen colours)
Kabushi (257695) added Radar Rat Race (VIC-20) on Feb 01, 2007
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