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Gridrunner

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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4.5
Atari ST
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...
Dragon 32/64
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3.9
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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 VIC-20 Destroyed by laser fire!
Gridrunner Amiga Getting ready
Gridrunner Commodore 64 As you shoot and move, you are also being shot at from below (see squiggle line to left of ship) and from the left side.
Gridrunner ZX Spectrum Grid 1

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Commodore User VIC-20 Nov, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Amiga User International Amiga Apr, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
ATARImagazin Atari 8-bit Jun, 1987 3 out of 6 60
The One Amiga Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Contributed to by Kabushi (131330), Martin Smith (63054) and Jacqke (966)