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Hot Chase

Hot Chase (c) 11/1988 Konami.

An action-packed driving game in which the player must drive a stolen enemy 'Super-car' - which has a bomb strapped to the underside of its chassis - and get to the country's border before the timer runs down and the bomb explodes. Enemy troops, road-blocks, planes and helicopters must all be avoided.


Game ID : GX763

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (3x) K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 4096

Players : 1

Control : paddle

Buttons : 3


Hot Chase was not particularly successful for Konami, and this is due in part to the host hardware falling short of the ambitious design brief. There's so much happeneing on screen - particularly in the later levels - that the action can become very jerky and certain sprites often seem to have a mind of their own. It's no surprise that in an age dominated by arcade conversions, Hot Chase wasn't converted to a single home gaming system.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Thunder Cross : Konami Kukeiha Club - 276A-7703) on 21/05/1989.


Sound composer : Kingorou