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Author: honestgamer
Posted: February 01, 2024 (08:14 PM)
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This is an excellent review. I know there is a tendency to look down on console releases of the era, because they weren't as advanced (in a technical sense) as arcade games. But sometimes, the home port had more depth and lasting value. That could make one worth playing, and then playing again. Something like this sounds like it offers the worst of both worlds: the limited depth of an arcade coin muncher, combined with the limited presentation of a console port. I guess there was an art to good console takes on arcade gems, and not everyone was an artist...

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Author: dementedhut
Posted: February 01, 2024 (09:21 PM)
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Thanks for reading, Venter! Of the three Chase H.Q. games I've played and reviewed, this was the one I was looking forward to the most. You'd think being on a more advanced console compared to the Sega Master System should provide it more opportunities, but this follow-up turned out shockingly minimalist in the worst way possible. You're definitely right in saying there's an art to making simple arcadey games genuinely fun on home consoles.

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