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Romset and name:
chasehq Chase H.Q. (World)
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Driving
Category:
Driving / Race (chase view)
Serie:
Chase H.Q.
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo)
Input:
Dial, Paddle, Pedal
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Full Throttle Convert, Cockpit, Full Throttle Convert, Deluxe, Upright / No Steering Lock, Upright / Steering Lock
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
3 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, Volume Filter, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.53 released on aug-12 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.207 released on feb-27 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
Additional infos
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  • This Arcade Video Game was published 31 years ago:

    Chase H.Q. © 1988 Taito Corp.

    "Chase H.Q." is a checkpoint-based racing game in which the player takes on the role on an undercover cop called Tony Gibson in this 'Miami Vice' inspired game from Taito. Gibson drives a powerful unmarked police car (resembling a Porsche 928) along with his partner, 'Raymond Broady' and must chase down and apprehend various criminals.

    The player has between fifty-five and seventy seconds (depending on the game's 'Dip' settings) to catch up with the fleeing criminal, then the same time period again to repeatedly ram into the criminal's car until it is too damaged to drive. The criminal's car is constantly moving away, so if the player repeatedly crashes or drives too slowly, the criminal will escape and the game ends.

    As with Sega's seminal "Out Run", "Chase H.Q." features forked junctions offering players a choice of routes. In this game, however, the route selected is only a temporary diversion and dictates how quickly the criminal is caught up with. The player's Porsche is equipped with a limited number of turbo boosts, when used a turbo boost pushes the car to incredible speeds, at the expense of control. The turbos must be used wisely if the player is to have a chance of capturing the criminal before the time limit expires.

    The game consists of five levels, each with its own villain to capture.

    The game's villains and the cars they drive are:
    • Ralph, the Idaho Slasher (White Lotus Esprit)
    • Carlos, the New York armed robber (Yellow Lamborghini Countach)
    • Chicago pushers (Grey Porsche 959)
    • L.A kidnapper (Blue Ferrari 288 GTO)
    • Eastern Bloc Spy (Red Porsche 928)

    TECHNICAL
    Taito Z System hardware
    Prom Stickers: B52

    Main CPU: (2x) Motorola 68000
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2610

    Players: 1
    Control: Steering wheel + 2 Pedal
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Chase H.Q. was released in November 1988. It was arguably the first sprite-scaled racer since Sega's legendary "Out Run" - released 2 years' earlier - to truly capture the gaming public's imagination.

    The names main characters of chase H.Q. are as follows...
    The Caucasian cop: Tony Gibson
    The African-American cop (A.K.A. Mr. Driver): Raymond Broady
    Chase H.Q.'s Dispatcher: Nancy (she doesn't have a last name)

    The main player's car (the black Porsche) makes an appearance in the spin-off to the Chase H.Q. series: "Crime City".

    Brian Kuh holds the official record for this game with 3,596,680 points on June 1, 2006.

    Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Syvalion: G.S.M. Taito 3 - D28B0014) on March 21, 1989.

    UPDATES
    The Japanese version has different voices.

    SERIES
    • Chase H.Q. (1988)
    • S.C.I. - Special Criminal Investigation (1989)
    • Super Chase - Criminal Termination (1993)
    • Ray Tracers (1997, Sony PlayStation)
    • Chase H.Q. 2 (2007)

    STAFF
    Game Designer: Hiroguki Sakou
    Game Programmers: Takeshi Ishizashi, Takeshi Murata, Kyoji Shimamoto
    P.C.B Designer: Masahiro Yamaguchi
    Sound Designers: Yoshio Imamura, Naoto Yagishita, Eikichi Takahashi, Fumiaki Imaoka
    Music Composer: Takami Asano
    Cabinet Designer: Nobuyuki Iwasaki
    Proposer: Yoshiharu Suzuki
    Special Thanks: Junji Yarita, Kazuya Mikata, Atsushi Iwata

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (dec.8, 1989) "Taito Chase H.Q. [Model DTF-H9]"
    [JP] NEC PC-Engine (jan.26, 1990) "Taito Chase H.Q. [Model TP02006]"
    [EU] Sega Master System (1990) "Chase H.Q. [Model 7038]"
    [JP] Sega Saturn (aug.9, 1996) "Chase H.Q. + S.C.I. [Model T-1105G]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    [EU] Nintendo Game Boy (1991) "Chase H.Q. [Model DMG-HQ-NOE]"
    [JP] Nintendo Game Boy (jan.11, 1991) "Taito Chase H.Q. [Model DMG-HQJ]"
    [JP] Sega Game Gear (mar.8, 1991) "Taito Chase H.Q. [Model T-11017]"
    Nintendo Game Boy Color [EU] (aug.1999) "Chase H.Q. - Secret Police [Model DMG-AH9P-EUR]"
    Nintendo Game Boy Color [JP] (may.26, 2000) "Taito Memorial - Chase HQ - Secret Police [Model DMG-AH9J-JPN]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1989)
    [EU] Commodore Amiga (1989)
    [EU] Atari ST (1989)
    [EU] Commodore C64 (1990)
    [JP] Sharp X68000 (oct.1992)
    FM Towns PC [JP] (1993)

    CONTRIBUTE
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