Many of you (I’m sorry to have to say it) older gamers may remember a certain arcade hit called Chase H.Q.. It was a simple game, asking you to jump into a black Porsche 928 and ram crooks off of the road. It was totally unrealistic (everybody knows 80’s cops drove Ferraris, not Porsches) but tons of fun and ate lots of this journo’s quarters as a kid. Now, nearly 20 years on, the precursor to games like Burnout and FlatOut is being reborn as a mobile phone title called Chase H.Q. 3D.
This time the cop drives an equally unlikely Lotus Elise and uses it to, again, ram the baddies off the road. As much as we like the look of the Elise, somehow a lightweight racer doesn’t seem like the right ride for the job at hand. That criticism aside, the game should be a blast for playing on the go, and is available now from the Sprint Nextel Digital Lounge for $2.99 if you only want to play for a month, or $6.99 for unlimited plays.