Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 29 / OCTOBER 1982 / PAGE 66


Anthony Godshall
Elkhart, IN

This challenging and fast-paced game is for the VIC (5K) and Atari computers. Try to collect as much treasure as you can, but keep an eye on the monster!

"Superchase" is an arcade-style game where you try to eat all the treasures before the monster of dungeons eats you! Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, it isn't quite that simple. The faster you go, the faster he goes. What's the point in going fast? If you go fast, you get more points.

Here's how the game works. You get to choose your skill level. Hit a key between 1 and 9. After this, the maze is drawn. Following this, the treasures are put in, and you appear in the upper left-hand corner. Take off!

If you clear the maze of all the treasures, you will receive a bonus, depending on your skill level and score, and will start a new screen with a higher skill level. Don't be disappointed if you don't get a good score the first time. I find that most people learn quickly.

The monster will follow in your exact footsteps, so you can duck into a side passageway and let him go past if you know where you have been. If you are trapped, try to make him accelerate. When he is accelerating, you can run past him. Do this by moving back and forth as fast as you can.