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DescriptionDeathchase sees you riding a motorcycle through 14 stages, with the aim of shooting out a succession of riders. Each stage starts with 2 bikes to shoot out, although planes and tanks also appear on the horizon, to be shot for bonus points. You start with 3 bikes and an infinite supply of bullets, with one bike lost every time you crash.
The levels are tree-lined, and at top speed it can be terrifying as you try to muscle through the gaps so as not to lose distance on the target bike. Every second level is played out at night, which changes the colour scheme. There are 14 levels to complete.
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|An excellent, addictive game every Spectrum user should pick up||Katakis | カタキス (43085)|
|Gameplay purity||xroox (3956)|
|One of the most thrilling and exciting games of the day||Martin Smith (80318)|
|Home Computing Weekly||Jan 10, 1984||100|
|Crash!||Feb, 1984||92 out of 100||92|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Aug 20, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Personal Computer Games||Mar, 1984||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jun, 1989||78 out of 100||78|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Sep, 1986||7.75 out of 10||78|
|Your Sinclair||Jul, 1989||69 out of 100||69|
|Your Sinclair||Sep, 1986||6 out of 10||60|
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- ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
- February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Racing Games (editorial staff choice)
- Your Sinclair
- February 1992 - #1 in the "Top 100 Spectrum Games of All Time" list
Martin Smith (80318) added Deathchase (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004