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Cisco Heat  1991

Originally an arcade game developed and published by Jaleco, Cisco Heat was later ported to most home computer platforms by ICE Software and published by Image Works. Cisco Heat puts you in the driver's seat of a police car, racing other police cars through the streets of San Francisco to win the first ever "National Championship Police Car Steeplechase". An unusual feature of the game is the need to change streets, which can take some practice. The constant siren can be a bit annoying, but becomes white noise after a while. The racing controls are straightforward, with a high and low gear that is shifted by the spacebar, and a horn that can be honked with the Enter key. Obstacles include toll booths, police barriers, and civilian traffic, including street cars, and the races pass through familiar landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge. A nice feature is that the roads aren't flat, but have slopes and hills like one might expect in San Francisco. The demo can only be played to the end of the first race, or until time runs out. There are 2 cars to choose from in this game, with only one car playable in the shareware version.

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EGA Mode 0Dh
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VGA Mode 13h
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PCjr/Tandy Mode 09h
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Cisco Heat Shareware Demo (149,089 bytes) 13 October 1991 DOS Play online

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