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Road Runner

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Atari 2600
ZX Spectrum

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amstrad CPC 3 3.2
Arcade 1 2.7
Atari 2600 4 3.7
Atari ST 2 4.5
Commodore 64 3 3.2
DOS 4 3.1
NES 4 3.6
ZX Spectrum 3 3.2
Combined MobyScore 24 3.4

The Press Says

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ArcadeCommodore User
This adaptation into a game stays remarkably close to the spirit of the cartoon. The graphics are a joy to behold, in fact just like being in the cartoon. The animation is stunning and I hope when it gets converted the programmers manage to keep the standard up. What I really like about this machine is that it does provide the kind of manic gameplay central to the original cartoon. It's a lot of fun to play, not simply in avoiding the coyote, but in the way you can actually, run him into difficulties with your agility. This is truly original and fun to play. That's all folks!
Atari STGénération 4
Je ne ferai qu'un seul petit reproche à cet excellent jeu : l'écran de jeu trop petit. A part cela ROAD RUNNER possède tous les élèments pour faire un tabac sur ST.
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
A simple but amusing conversion of the Atari coin-op. Good fun - even if you only get a few days challenge out of it.
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The pace is fast, with a steady progression of difficulty. The graphics are small, but all objects and characters are recognizeable. There isn't a large variety of sounds, but they meet the expectations of the system. The screen displays an illusion of parallax scrolling (!) which is unusual for the 2600. The only major complaint I have is that the mostly barren desert background constitutes a great portion of the screen. This wouldn't be so noticeable if there were some animated creatures blended in, such as snakes or rodents scurrying around. Nevertheless, in spite of its cutesy theme, gamers young and old will find this quite a challenge.
Commodore 64Happy Computer
Ich will nicht sagen, daß das Spiel stupide ist, ihm fehlen aber etwas die zündenden Ideen. Sicher, die wechselnden Waffen von Karl sind nett, aber ein erstklassiges Spiel wird es dadurch auch nicht. Durch eine scrollende Landschaft zu rennen, Körner zu sammeln und einem Kojoten auszuweichen, ist auf Dauer doch zu wenig.
Atari STHappy Computer
Grafik und Sound, die beim Road Runner-Automaten viel zum Spielwitz beitragen, sind bei der ST-Version gut gelungen. Während des Spiels hat man oft Grund zum Lachen – vor allem dann, wenn der Koyote zum Opfer wird. Spielerisch bietet das Programm aber nichts Neues. So spaßig Road Runner auch ist, auf Dauer kann die Motivation gehörig abflauen. Vor allem dann, wenn man alle Levels kennt.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
None of the music or sound effects stand out, except for the trademark "beep beep". My main gripe is how you constantly have to hold the joystick to the left, which made my arm very tired after a few minutes. Still, Road Runner is a quality game that requires both skill and strategy.
NESAll Game Guide
Road Runner is not for everyone, but action fans who enjoy the cartoon will probably like the game.
Commodore 64Commodore Force
Meep Meep! The cartoon capers of our beloved editorial assistant's role-model are the tops. Pity about this C64 appearance...
NESDefunct Games
Road Runner was a mildly entertaining game in the arcade. However, this NES port is simply too hard and repetitive to be worth your time. If you don't give up on the game after the first cheap death, then I guarantee you'll have tuned out by the 1,000th. This game may have had good ideas, but somebody forgot to include them in this NES port.