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Units produced: Taito Corporation Japan
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 1
Acting Talent involved:
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Game Awards Won:
Special Criminal Investigation (World set 1) VGMuseum Game Endings
Special Criminal Investigation (World set 1) on CAESAR
Special Criminal Investigation (World set 1) high score and replay at MARP
Special Criminal Investigation (World set 1) on datObase
MAME folder name: sci
Display: raster 320x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver taito_z.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4096; Savestate: unsupported
c09-01.55 with 524288kb
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c09-15.29 with 524288kb
c09-16.17 with 65536kb
c09-20.71 with 256kb
c09-23.14 with 256kb
c09-32.5 with 65536kb
c09-33.6 with 65536kb
c09-34.31 with 131072kb
c09-37.43 with 131072kb
c09-38.40 with 131072kb
c09-39.41 with 131072kb
c09-42.38 with 131072kb
- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.
- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.
- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.
- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.
- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.
- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.
- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.
- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.
LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)
* FB Alpha
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
S.C.I. - Special Criminal Investigation (c) 1989 Taito.
A direct sequel to 1988's "Chase H.Q.", S.C.I. once again puts the player in charge of an unmarked police car - this time a Nissan 300ZX T-Top Turbo - in which the player must chase and capture a criminal mastermind before the time limit expires. Graphically, S.C.I. is very similar to its predecessor, although there are slight improvements with both a better use of colour and the introduction of some new weather effects; such as the rain on the first stage. Unlike the first game, the player is armed with a gun; this is used to take out criminals and roadblocks as the player races against the time limit, and also to capture the criminal mastermind and make an arrest before the time limit expires.
- TECHNICAL -
This game was available in at least 3 different dedicated cabinets, plus it was also sold as a conversion kit for "Chase H.Q".
* The sitdown version is a strange plastic monstrosity with a huge monitor. This may have been a Japan only release, as the cabinet looks very similar to the popular Japanese cabinet style.
* The standup versions are all very solid wooden affairs, covered with full painted sideart (very few games still used painted sideart in the late eighties).
All versions use Happ Controls force feedback steering wheels (the ones that can spin all the way around), a high low shifter (different versions had this on different sides), and a single pedal.
Taito Z System hardware
Board Number : M4300140A
Prom Stickers : C09
Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (K1100492A, K1100491A)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610
Players : 1
Control : Steering wheel
Buttons : 6
- TRIVIA -
S.C.I. - Special Criminal Investigation was released in October 1989.
The car you are driving is a Nissan 300ZX T-Top Turbo.
Soundtrack releases :
S.C.I / Taito - Pony Canyon / Scitron - PCCB-00024 - April 21, 1990
- UPDATES -
The Japanese version uses KM/M, World and US version use MPS.
Nancy, in the World version, is called "Halen".
The Japanese version has a different voice.
The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.
- TIPS AND TRICKS -
A little known trick (or is it a very generous bug?) to this game : Start a new game, and accelerate VERY slowly until your score reaches 90. Now STOP and just let the time run out. Once your game ends, don't continue, just let the timer run down. Once that happens, you'll notice that your score will SKYROCKET to the ridiculous amount of 76,543,210. Now go ahead and claim your top spot on the hi-score table (cheater!@#).
- SERIES -
1. Chase H.Q. (1988)
2. S.C.I. - Special Criminal Investigation (1989)
3. Super Chase - Criminal Termination (1992)
4. Ray Tracers (1997, Sony PlayStation)
5. Chase H.Q. 2 (2007)
- STAFF -
Project leader : George Jyuttute
Game designers : Hiroyuki Sakou, Fumio Horiuchi, Eiji Nishikawa
Software : George K-5, Yuichi Kikuchi, David Uematsu, Kazunori Sako
Character designers : Oolong Yamada, Gyoza Ohmae, Kawamoyan, Gishikun, Kazumasa Fuseya, Gomachan, Neko Minako, Kohzoh Igarashi, Senba Takatsuna, Tetsuya Shinoda, Takayuki Ogawa
Sound created by Team Zuntata : Takami Asano (Godiego)
Hardware : Masahiro Yamaguchi, Yuzuru Yoshimura
Mechanical designers : Itsuji Yamada, Kazuaki Sasaki, Takaaki Deguchi
Designer : Atsushi Iwaoka
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
NEC PC-Engine [JP] (January 25, 1991) "S.C.I. - Special Criminal Investigation [Model TP03016]"
Amstrad GX4000 [JP] (1991)
Sega Master System [EU] (1992) "Special Criminal Investigation [Model 7079]"
Sega Genesis [US] (October 22, 1992) "Chase H.Q. II [Model T-11106]"
Sega Mega Drive [JP] (October 23, 1992) "Super H.Q. [Model T-11163]"
Sega Saturn [JP] (June 9, 1996) "Chase H.Q. + S.C.I. [Model T-1105G]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"
* Computers :
Atari ST [EU] (1990) "Chase H.Q. II - Special Criminal Investigation"
Commodore Amiga [US] (1990) "Chase H.Q. II - Special Criminal Investigation"
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1990) "Chase H.Q. II"
Amstrad CPC+ [EU] (1991)
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1990) "Chase H.Q. II - Special Criminal Investigation"
- CONTRIBUTE -
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00000000 101930 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000000 101936 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Boosts
00000000 10A058 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always drive at Maximum Speed
00010000 10A059 00000090 FFFFFFFF Always drive at Maximum Speed (2/2)
Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file