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Chase H.Q.
By The Hit Squad
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #117

Chase H.Q.

Vroom, vroom! Following in the footsteps of Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover and Mel Gibs - the Chase HQ boys, Mr. Driver and Mr. Pain in the Butt are the inheritors of that finest of cop traditions, the "buddy" scenario.

Two of the computer world's finest boys in blue battle it out against fast ridin' Ferrari drivin' baddies in what was a major coin-op hit a few years ago. Successfully making the transition in 1989 to Spectrum and astounding the machine's critics with unbeatable graphics, sound and scrolling.

Accurately recreating the fast and furious action seen in the coin-op, you play the part of a very lucky cop who just happens to have a Porche 928 as a chase car. Unfortunately his partner seems to have a bad dose of piles as he constantly whines about your driving. Receive orders from Nancy at Chase HQ then intercept the criminals and ram them off the road. Gameplay is in theory quite simple but a lot of driving skills have to be employed. If you're into driving and you still haven't got a copy of this, go get it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Label: Hit Squad Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Steve Keen

Overall Summary

It's a while since I last played Chase HQ but took to it like a Fisch to cider (Ouch, get away you sad, hairy Scotsman). Amazing graphics, gameplay and superb scrolling make Chase HQ a 'Best Budget.'

Steve Keen

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