Chase H.Q.

Publisher: Ocean
Machine: Amstrad CPC464/664/6128

Published in Computer & Video Games #100

Chase H.Q.

We all know the storyline - jump into a Porsche and drive along a 3D freeway, dodging the innocent drivers and smash into the criminal's vehicle until he pulls over and gives himself up.

But what about the conversions? Well, while the Amstrad game is of the "Lord lumme. I didn't know the old girl had it in her" variety, containing all the speed of the Spectrum version and with masses of colour besides, the poor old C64, can hardly manage a crawl, let alone a high-speed chase... the Porsche tootles along as if it were a clapped-out Skoda against a backdrop and side objects that can only belong to that mythical world of Jerkyland.

All the other conversions are quite rightly at the top of the charts, but the C64? Leave it out, guv.


What works on one format doesn't always do so on another, and it shows in the C64 conversion. Poor is a polite term to describe the incredibly sluggish pace of the gameplay.


A truly magnificent conversion of the top coin-op, which deservedly earns its current chart position.