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Description

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".


Screenshots

Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum Make a tight turn and the tyres smoke
Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum The game load screen
Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum The game menu / controller selection screen
Chase H.Q. ZX Spectrum Here's Nancy with a message. Ralph, the Idaho Slasher, is on the run in a white British sports car (at least the guy has style). Go get him!

Promo Images

Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Pages 2-3
Chase H.Q. Magazine Advertisement Page 62

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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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Crash! Dec, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Your Sinclair Feb, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 868 out of 1000 87

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Trivia

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".

Awards

  • EMAP Golden Joystick Awards 1990 (published by ACE #33, 1990/6)
    • Winner Best 8-Bit Soundtrack

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Martin Smith (66821) added Chase H.Q. (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (62744), Sciere (597734), Kabushi (232920), Martin Smith (66821), Freeman (54845), gamewarrior (5083) and Katakis | カタキス (41094)