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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.0
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.1


Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
97
Simply astonishing. All the features of the arcade game come together in the smoothest, fastest, most exciting Spectrum game seen in years. It gets my vote for Spectrum Conversion of the Year - if you miss it, you should be locked up!
95
Crash! (Dec, 1989)
From start to final arrest Chase HQ is rip-roating turbo-charged action all the way
94
Your Sinclair (Feb, 1990)
And finally, there's the sound. I hardly ever remember to mention sound (on most Speccy games it's hardly worth it) but in Chase HQ you can hardly miss it. It's great! There's some very good digitised speech (like "Geddee up!" and "Let's go, Mr Driver!"), nice police siren noises, and lovely touches like the note changing when you go into the tunnel sequences on 128K. And even on 48K there's a good tune! I could carp I suppose. You don't seem to get the nice spin you do in the arcade game, the controls are a bit hard to use with pinpoint accuracy (in fact, it's harder than the coin-op, but then so is driving a real car) and it takes an age to load, but none of those are really faults. All in all, the game's an out-'n'-out winner. As playable as Operation Thunderbolt is, as fun as Power Drift can be and as impressive as Hard Drivin' turned out to be, we're looking at Number One here. No question. It's a bloomin' miracle!
93
Your Sinclair (Jan, 1992)
[Budget re-release] The super-fast and smooth graphics (minus colour), the sound (yes, sound, including digitised speech), the playability, the addictiveness. All this, and practically everything else in the coin-up seemed to have been miraculously squeezed into our rubber keyed chum, just going to show the Spectrum is by no means on its last legs.
91
On its aural qualities alone Chase HQ is worth a look, but considering the game they accompany it's an essential purchase.
87
Spectrum Chase HQ is really fast - thanks to the programming talents of John 'Jobbie' O'Brien. All the neat touches of the coin-op are included, such as the helicopter showing you the way and your car engine's sound changing when you enter a tunnel. One of the best Spectrum racers around.


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