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Taito Chase H.Q. (TurboGrafx-16)

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Title Screen

Taito Chase H.Q.

Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
Platform: TurboGrafx-16
Released in JP: January 26, 1990
Released in US: 1992


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


A port of the arcade driving game that involves chasing criminals and ramming their vehicles until they burst into flames.

Hidden Message

This Morse code message plays in both versions after the game has been paused for around 10 minutes, 45 seconds and repeats after waiting the same amount of time. The message uses Morse code abbreviations.

Transcribed -.. . / .--- -. .---- -.- - .--- / -.-
Converted DE JN1KTJ K
Translated This is JN1KTJ. Over.

A longer Morse code message can also be found in Gokuraku! Chuuka Taisen. In that game, Yujix "JN1KTJ" Terada is credited as the programmer. He was also the programmer for this game.

Hidden Text

The following date and names are found only in the US version at 1D35. Isao Mizuguchi and Noboru Koshinaka are credited as "sound staff".

 1990-11-17 
 I.MIZUGUCHI 
 N.KOSHINAKA 

Even more Morse code can be found at 3F123 in an unheadered ROM:

*** * *   *       * *** *** ***   *** *   * *** *** *** ***   *** * ***   ***   * *** *** ***       *** * ***
*** ***   *** * *** ***       *** *   * ***   *** ***   *       * *   * * *       *** * *** ***   * * ***   * *** *** ***       * *   *** * * ***       *** * ***
Transcribed
-.. . / .--- -. .---- -.- - .--- / -.-
-- -.-- / -. .- -- . / .. ... / -.-- ..- .--- / .. -..- / -.-
Converted
DE JN1KTJ K
MY NAME IS YUJ IX K
Translated
This is JN1KTJ. Over.
My name is Yujix. Over.

The following string is found right after the Morse code at 3F233 in an unheadered ROM. The Japanese text translates to "Koshinaka".

1989 コシナカVoice_set:

The following string is found only in the Japanese version at 3F533 in an unheadered ROM.

 1989-07-12 
 N.KOSHINAKA 

Sound Test

Chase HQ TG16 Sound Test.png

On the title screen, press Left, Right, I, II, Down, Select, Up, Select, then any direction on the D-Pad.

Level Skip

On the title screen, press Right, I, Left, II, Up, Select, Down, Select, then during gameplay, hold Up+Right and press I+II+Select to skip to the next stage.