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Lock 'N' Chase (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Lock 'N' Chase

Developer: Data East
Publishers: Data East (JP), Taito (US)
Platform: Arcade (BurgerTime hardware)
Released in JP: April 1981[1]
Released in US: October 1981[1]

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

Sad = No Pants Cloaked in pants

Graphics for Lupin running away with Stiffy's pants. These were probably meant for a Pac-Man-style cutscene.


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 version adds three test mode dip switch options that weren't present on the cassette.
  • There's an added dip switch option in the cabinet version 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 music.