Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Chase H.Q.'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

This is probably the best arcade racer that ever made it to the Spectrum, although it still rather shows the machine's limitations to stark effect.

Bill Harbison's graphics make the most of what's a largely monochrome affair, with a variety of roadside scenery as well as some neat inserts on the panel. Audio wise it's pretty good too with a smattering of speech and an excellent tune from Jonathan Dunn which cranks plenty of arpeggios out of the AY chip.

What mostly sells this game though is a good feeling of speed, although things can still judder a bit when there's a lot happening at once.

This isn't a genre to which the Spectrum is particularly well suited, but this makes the most of what it can do.