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Gridrunner (Amiga)

Gridrunner Amiga Title screen

MISSING COVER

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Description

This is an arcade game in the style of Centipede. You control a ship, at the bottom of a grid. Moving toward you in a zig-zag is a chain of pods. The object is to shoot them before they get the ship. As the pods are shot, the dead pod remains on the screen, as a blocker to your bullets. The live pods on either side form two new chains, both moving toward you.

Further complicating the game are two guns outside the grid, shooting at your ship from beneath and from your left side. You are able to move into the grid, toward the pod-chain, to avoid the guns. The combination puts pressure on you, from front, back and the side.

Screenshots

Gridrunner Amiga Title screen
Gridrunner Amiga Being transported to the grid.
Gridrunner Amiga Oops! My ship exploded.
Gridrunner Amiga Game over

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Grid Runner" -- Amiga title
  • "Super Gridrunner" -- Atari ST budget title
  • "Grid Runner" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

Amiga Computing Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Aug, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Action Aug, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Amiga User International Apr, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
The One Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Kabushi (126873) added Gridrunner (Amiga) on Apr 30, 2006
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