Atomic Runner (Saturn)
From Sega Retro
- For the released Sega Mega Drive port, see Atomic Runner.
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Publisher: Data East|
|Publisher(s) of original games: Data East|
|Planned release date(s): 1997|
|Number of players: 1|
|Status of prototype(s): Dumped|
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Atomic Runner is an unreleased Sega Saturn action platform game developed by an unknown developer, and scheduled to be published by Data East sometime around 1997. A port of the publishers titular 1988 arcade game Atomic Runner Chelnov: Fighting Human Power Plant', it appeared at the 1997 Tokyo Game Show, and was demonstrated at various Akihabara, Tokyo game stores that same year, but was eventually cancelled by Data East for unknown reasons.
Chelnov always runs forward. Should there be need for him to stop, hold ; the screen will continue to scroll to the right and he will start moving again if he touches the edge of the screen. jumps. fires a laser beam; there is rapidfire when the button is held down and shots can be aimed with the directional pad (but you cannot shoot straight up). Holding and pressing or causes the player to run backward or forward, respectively. The player dies when hit once.
A prototype of the game was discovered and dumped in 2012.
- Main article: Atomic Runner (Saturn)/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Atomic Runner (Saturn)/Promotional material.
ROM dump status