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Lock 'N' Chase (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Lock 'N' Chase

Developer: Data East
Publishers: Data East (INT), Taito America Corporation (US)
Platform: Arcade (BurgerTime hardware)
Released internationally: April 1981

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

Lock 'N' Chase is another Pac-Man-type game that allows players to manipulate the maze area (see also Lady Bug and Mouse Trap), this time through the use of closeable doorways.

Pay no attention to the name of the red cop.

Unused Graphics

Cloaked in pants Sad = No Pants Graphics for Lupin running away with Sti-...red cop's pants. These were probably meant for a Pac-Man style cutscene.

Zzz These bonuses aren't used. These bonuses aren't interesting.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Version Differences

There are a few (mostly minor) differences between Data East's DECO Cassette game and Taito's more traditional arcade cabinet.

  • The cassette version has a default high score of $500. The cabinet version has no default high score.
  • The cabinet versions adds three test mode dip switch options that weren't present on the cassette.
  • There's an added dip switch option in the cabinet port that doubles the walking speed of both Lupin and the cops.
Cassette Cabinet

The audio engine was downgraded slightly in Taito's release. This is most noticeable with the game's music.