Hall Of Fame – Chase HQ

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Originally an arcade release from Taito in 1988. Chase H.Q. was a driving game very much in the style of Yu Suzuki’s Outrun. However, in a twist to the formula instead of playing as an unknown with your girlfriend alongside you in the passenger seat, you play as police officer Tony Gibson. Alongside him was partner (as far as I am aware not romantically linked) Raymond Broady. Rather than just racing to get to the finish line you are instead tasked by Nancy from Head Quarters to chase down various different criminals ranging from murderers to armed robbers & even a spy. The visuals were also more impressive than those of Outrun, including hills and jumps. Yes kids’, once upon a time having hills in a driving game was impressive! Continue reading