Special Criminal Investigation

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Special Criminal Investigation
System(s): PC Engine, Virtual Console (Wii)
Publisher: Taito
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥7,2007,200 TP03016
Wii Virtual Console
Non-NEC versions


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Special Criminal Investigation, known often simply as S.C.I., is a action-driving game released by Taito for the arcades in 1989. It was subsequently ported a variety of consoles and computers including the PC Engine in 1991. Special Criminal Investigation is a sequel to Chase H.Q., with some versions of the game going so far as to call it Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation.


The player controls a pair of police officers who are trying to catch a criminal on the run every mission. Unlike its predecessor, the player can now use a gun or a bazooka to shoot at them rather than having to ram them with their car.

Magazine articles

Main article: Special Criminal Investigation/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NEC Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №113, p79[1]
89 №9, p58[2]
PC Engine
Based on
2 reviews

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 09a0bfcc
MD5 d86284f679e05540de98ed7f90a71fcf
SHA-1 8d18aea811d752d24cc00f20d2c6ced67df1efa9
512kB Card (JP)


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