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Ocean Software Ltd
1989
Arcade: Vehicle Combat
£9.99
£3.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Steve Keen
Chris Bourne

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

GARTH: Well, it's a bit iffy this one, but what can I say? When I first reviewed it, I wasn't so keen on the perspective but in retrospect, it's one of the best racing games around and an excellent budget purchase and well worth having in your collection of Speccy greats.

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.'

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Uuh Ah! No overtaking on the inside.