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Cisco Heat


Cisco Heat (c) 11/1990 Jaleco.


A colourful racing game in which the player takes on the role of a police officer who must race his squad car (from a choice of two; offering either improved 'Speed' or 'Cornering' respectively) through the undulating, winding streets of San Francisco', in an attempt to win the first ever 'National Championship Police Car Steeplechase'.


Each stage is packed with rival squad cars, as well as civilian traffic such as taxis, trams and fire-engines. Ninety-degree turns must also be negotiated in this tricky driving game. Cisco Heat features five different stages.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : (3x) 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 12 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 216 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 5632


Players : 1

Control : paddle

Buttons : 5


- TRIVIA -


Cisco Heat's distinctive graphical approach proved to be a little too ambitious for its host hardware, with flickering and occasionally unpredictable sprites making an appearance.


- PORTS -


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1991)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)

Amstrad CPC (1991)

Commodore Amiga (1991)

Atari ST (1991)

PC [MS-DOS, 5.25''] (1991)