Lock 'n' Chase

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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

A superb adaptation of the arcade game - I like it better than the MAME version!

Lock 'n' ChaseGraphics: 4
Sound: 5
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1- or 2-player game; a rumors of a ROM variant abound
Screen Shots

I think Lock 'n' Chase deserves much praise. The graphics are crisp and clear, and the sound effects are beautiful! The little tune that plays when the money bag appears is excellent! Even the squick squawk of Lupin picking up the coins is well done. If it would have been possible, I'd have liked the coppers to be more colorful - but it appears that all of the extra moving objects were used on Lupin instead. Lock 'n' Chase is easily one of the best Pac-Man clones for Intellivision. I like it even better than the original!




ROM It is rumored that both 6K and 8K ROMs exist.
Box So far, six variations have been found.
Manual Thirteen variants have been identified.
Overlays Two different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, five labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of six Lock 'n' Chase box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Lock 'n' Chase Box (Mattel Electronics 5637-0910-G1) Mattel Electronics 5637-0910-G1 1982 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5637-0910-G1 1982 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Lock 'n' Chase Box (Mattel Electronics 5637-0510) Mattel Electronics 5637-0510 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Lock 'n' Chase Box (Intellivision Inc. 5637) Intellivision Inc. 5637 1982 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Lock 'n' Chase Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982 Brazil Digimed version; Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © 1981, 1982 Data East Inc., © Mattel Inc. 1982 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; title not localized; NOTE: both Digiplay and Digimed versions exist; hat-tip: Steve Jones
Image not available. Digiplay N/A 1982 Brazil Digiplay version; Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © 1981, 1982 Data East Inc., © Mattel Inc. 1982 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; title not localized; NOTE: both Digiplay and Digimed versions exist; hat-tip: Steve Jones




One of the most hotly sought ROM variants for a long time has been the mythical 8K version of Lock 'n' Chase. I suppose the source of this rumor is the Intellivision Demo cartridge that showed a different title screen and animation when Lupin was caught. Also, the official site claims that there were two variants. However, these have never actually been spotted in real life, as far as I know or can confirm personally.

Lock 'n' Chase 8K ROM Title Screen

The title screen from the alleged 8K version
(from 1983 demo cart)

Lock 'n' Chase Animation (6K)

Lupin's capture
(6K version)
Images from decle

Lock 'n' Chase Animation (8K)

Lupin's capture
(8K version)
Images from decle





A total of thirteen Lock 'n' Chase manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0920) Mattel Electronics 5637-0920 1982 U.S.A. Blue and orange artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0920) Mattel Electronics 5637-0920 1982 U.S.A. Blue monochrome artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0920) Mattel Electronics 5637-0920 1982 Hong Kong Blue and orange artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5637-0920 1982 Hong Kong NEED CONFIRMATION; Blue monochrome artwork; submitted by Hankster
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0720) Mattel Electronics 5637-0720 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue monochrome artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-8920) Mattel Electronics 5637-8920 1982 Canada French translation; blue monochrome artwork; plain paper (not glossy); was there a 'slipcover' version of Lock 'n' Chase?
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0121) Mattel Electronics 5637-0121 1982 Hong Kong German version; blue monochrome artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0720) Mattel Electronics 5637-0720 1982 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image submitted, by Oscar G.; black and white manual, but appears to be standard Mattel manual stock, not the cheaper INTV Corp. type paper
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5637-0131 1982 Hong Kong Italian version; blue monochrome artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics 5637-0131) Mattel Electronics 5637-0131 1982 Hong Kong Italian version (black and white); noted, and image contributed by Spadafermo51
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-5637-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-5637-0920 1982 U.S.A. PlayCable version; blue and orange artwork
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Intellivision Inc. 5637-0920) Intellivision Inc. 5637-0920 1982 U.S.A. Accordion-style folding; has © 1981, 1982 Data East, Inc. on cover
Lock 'n' Chase Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; Digimed listed on back




A total of two Lock 'n' Chase overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Lock 'n' Chase Overlay (Mattel Electronics 5637-4289) Mattel Electronics 5637-4289 1982 U.S.A.  
Lock 'n' Chase Overlay (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982   Seems like laminated paper; also includes ©1981, 1982 Data East, Inc.; movement and action key text localized, but ENTER button is not; game title also not localized




A total of five Lock 'n' Chase label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Lock 'n' Chase Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Small label, rounded corners; origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; © 1981, 1982 Data East, Inc.; ™ upper right; trademark and copyright in thinner, larger point font
Image not available. Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Small label, rounded corners; origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; © 1981, 1982 Data East, Inc.; ™ upper right; trademark and copyright in smaller point, bold font
Lock 'n' Chase Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 Hong Kong Rounded corners; origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; © 1981, 1982 Data East, Inc.; ™ upper right
Lock 'n' Chase Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1982 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1982 to left of origin; ™ small, centered to right of game title; smaller label, rounded corners; © 1981, 1982 Data East U.S.A., Inc. upper left
Lock 'n' Chase Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982   No origin; © Mattel, Inc. 1982 on second line; © 1981,1982 Data East Inc on third; large red label, rounded corners; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; image courtesy of Hankster




Title Screen Ostensibly, the 8K ROM has a correct copyright symbol, as well as a Data East credit. Such a screen was shown in the 1983 Demonstration Cartridge.
The Vault The bank that Lupin is robbing. Smooth animation, crisp, pleasant graphics.




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