Atomic Runner (Saturn)

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For the released Sega Mega Drive port, see Atomic Runner.
Atomic Runner
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Data East
Planned release date(s): 1997
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
Status of prototype(s): Dumped

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Atomic Runner is an unreleased Sega Saturn action platform game 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 Left; the screen will continue to scroll to the right and he will start moving again if he touches the edge of the screen. A jumps. B 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 C and pressing Left or Right 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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Atomic Runner (Saturn)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Atomic Runner (Saturn)/Promotional material.

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn

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