Rocket Chase is among my faves in the caveshooter genre. Well-thought and balanced gameplay is one reason. Another is fantastic bitmap graphics – many levels are simply beautiful – bringing a classic arcade feeling to the game. Yet another is the fact it runs fine on my old 486SX, better than AUTS actually. And the most important one is the way you can configure this game starting from traditional PC caveshooter gameplay (with tougher ships) into a really hectic deathmatch where your rocket explodes as soon as it touches a wall, floor or any such solid obstacle...
Which happens a lot unless you're careful, fortunately you can also set the number of lives for each level. This mode often leads into players trying to distract each other by telling bad jokes and other mischief... that's a sign of a compelling game if any.
And of course there's a load of powerful (or just fun) weapons, numerous power-ups, a selection of ships and a system which keeps record of a few player statistics – rather nice if you play a lot – plus a "hidden" worm game on top of it all. This, make no mistake, is a great game.Reviewed by: Eino