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'''''Lock N' Chase''''' is a maze traversal game developed and published by [[Data East]] for the [[Game Boy]] on 1990-05-11. The game is a heavily modified port of the original [[Lock N' Chase|arcade game]].
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'''''Lock N' Chase''''' is a maze traversal game developed and published by [[Data East]] for the [[Game Boy]] on 1990-05-11. The game is a heavily modified port of the original [[Lock N' Chase|arcade game]]. In the game, you play a bank robber trying to steal money and gems from various banks while the police try to catch you. You are able to lock doors behind you in order to impede the cops, and there are various other doors, gates, and other map objects to complicate the process. Once you collecting all the money in the bank, you will proceed to the next level.
  
 
==Status==
 
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* The jazzy music is decent and fitting for the game.
 
* The jazzy music is decent and fitting for the game.
 
* Because the game is so easily understood, pretty much anyone can pick it up and play it.
 
* Because the game is so easily understood, pretty much anyone can pick it up and play it.
* "Extra" mode is a nice way to get a little more life out of the game.
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* The bonus game slot machine is fun, and the ending ''[[Sokoban]]'' level is an interesting change up.
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* [[Unlockable difficulty levels|"Extra" mode]] is a nice way to get a little more life out of the game, but really, why not just make the standard game longer?
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* The small display window makes it very difficult to see where the police are. Most of the time I died it was because I trapped myself between a chasing cop and an unseen cop.
 
* The small display window makes it very difficult to see where the police are. Most of the time I died it was because I trapped myself between a chasing cop and an unseen cop.
 
* The game is pretty repetitive. Enemies are pretty much all the same, and there are only a handful of map objects to interact with.
 
* The game is pretty repetitive. Enemies are pretty much all the same, and there are only a handful of map objects to interact with.
* Although I generally like hard mode, it's just all the same maps, but with more cops. Kind of dull.
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* Without a password system (other than the hard mode unlock code), there isn't a way to save your progress.
 
* Having unlimited continues pretty much guarantees you'll beat the game, even if you're not that good, with enough persistence.
 
* Having unlimited continues pretty much guarantees you'll beat the game, even if you're not that good, with enough persistence.
  
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==Media==
 
==Media==
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===Box Art===
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===Documentation===
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU5GtFgGgRQ youtube.com/watch?v=UU5GtFgGgRQ] - Longplay.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
{{Link|MobyGames|https://www.mobygames.com/game/lock-n-chase_}}
 
{{Link|MobyGames|https://www.mobygames.com/game/lock-n-chase_}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_%27n%27_Chase}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_%27n%27_Chase}}
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{{Link|StrategyWiki|https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Lock%27n%27Chase}}
 
{{Link|GameFAQs|https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gameboy/585790-lock-n-chase}}
 
{{Link|GameFAQs|https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gameboy/585790-lock-n-chase}}
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{{Link|TVTropes|https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/LockNChase}}
  
  
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Action]]
 
[[Category: Video Game Genre - Action]]
 
[[Category: Video Game Genre - Maze]]
 
[[Category: Video Game Genre - Maze]]
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[[Category: Game Mechanic - Unlockable Difficulty Levels]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Law Enforcement]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Heist]]
 
[[Category: Game Boy Games]]
 
[[Category: Game Boy Games]]
 
[[Category: Grayscale Graphics]]
 
[[Category: Grayscale Graphics]]
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[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]

Revision as of 22:38, 14 February 2020

Lock N' Chase is a maze traversal game developed and published by Data East for the Game Boy on 1990-05-11. The game is a heavily modified port of the original arcade game. In the game, you play a bank robber trying to steal money and gems from various banks while the police try to catch you. You are able to lock doors behind you in order to impede the cops, and there are various other doors, gates, and other map objects to complicate the process. Once you collecting all the money in the bank, you will proceed to the next level.

Status

I don't own the game, but I have beaten it.

Review

Good

  • The cartoon graphics are cute and quirky, especially during the cut-scenes.
  • The jazzy music is decent and fitting for the game.
  • Because the game is so easily understood, pretty much anyone can pick it up and play it.
  • The bonus game slot machine is fun, and the ending Sokoban level is an interesting change up.
  • "Extra" mode is a nice way to get a little more life out of the game, but really, why not just make the standard game longer?

Bad

  • The small display window makes it very difficult to see where the police are. Most of the time I died it was because I trapped myself between a chasing cop and an unseen cop.
  • The game is pretty repetitive. Enemies are pretty much all the same, and there are only a handful of map objects to interact with.
  • Without a password system (other than the hard mode unlock code), there isn't a way to save your progress.
  • Having unlimited continues pretty much guarantees you'll beat the game, even if you're not that good, with enough persistence.

Ugly

  • The games doesn't really add all that much to the formula of Pac-Man released ten years earlier.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Videos

Links

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