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Deathchase 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.


Deathchase ZX Spectrum Title screen
Deathchase ZX Spectrum You can also shoot tanks for bonus points
Deathchase ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Deathchase ZX Spectrum Crashed to one of many trees

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An excellent, addictive game every Spectrum user should pick up Katakis | カタキス (43085) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Gameplay purity xroox (3956) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
One of the most thrilling and exciting games of the day Martin Smith (80318) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly Jan 10, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! Feb, 1984 92 out of 100 92
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Apr, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
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
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