Chase H.Q.

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Game name Chase H.Q.
First released on
Friday 8th of December 1989
Genres Arcade, Racing
Age ratings PEGI Seven (Violence)
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Ocean Software, Takeru, Ving Co., Ltd., Taito Corporation
Developer(s) Taito Corporation
Platform(s) C64, Amiga, NES, ACPC, ZXS, MSX, Arcade, Atari-ST, SMS, FM Towns, turbografx16, Game Boy, Game Gear, Sharp X68000, Wii
Views 126 times
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The player assumes the role of a police officer named Tony Gibson, member of the "Chase Special Investigation Department." Along with his partner, Raymond Broady, he must stop fleeing criminals in high-speed pursuits.

Chase H.Q. Summary

At the start of each level the player is informed who they are pursuing, a great distance away: They must apprehend the criminal before their time limit expires. The criminal's car is constantly moving away, so if the player repeatedly crashes or drives too slowly, the criminal will escape. At some points during the game the road splits, and the correct turn must be taken, otherwise it will take longer to catch the criminal. When their vehicle is reached, the time limit is extended; the vehicle must be rammed a number of times until the criminal is forced to stop, then is arrested. The game includes five levels. As both the initial time limit to reach the criminal and the time extension to ram the criminal are just 60 seconds, the game is very short - a player who is able to finish the game on one credit will enjoy at most ten minutes of game-play. Interestingly enough when Nancy at Chase HQ (at the start of every level) calls on the radio the frequency is always 144.X (various)Mhz. This is actually the 2-meter band of amateur or ham radio frequencies. Although superficially similar in technology to Sega's Outrun, Chase HQ features significant technical advancements over that title in the presentation of perspective, hills and track splits.

Chase H.Q. releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Friday 8th of December 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Friday 26th of January 1990 TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
Flag North America Saturday 1st of December 1990 Game Boy
Flag Japan Friday 8th of March 1991 Sega Game Gear
Flag Japan Thursday 1st of October 1992 Sharp X68000
Flag North America Monday 28th of July 2008 Wii
Flag Japan Tuesday 26th of August 2008 Wii
Flag Europe Friday 5th of September 2008 Wii

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