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The Running Man

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Commodore 64
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Atari ST
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Amstrad CPC
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2.7
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Description

Inspired on the movie with the same name with A. Schwarzenegger, you are an ex-cop presumed guilty for the murder of many civils. In jail, one day, you can escape and go to the airport to go away. Unfortunately, you are captured again but for other person now. Not the state, a director of a show called running man. This show is the most popular hobby in future, everybody play money. A guy (you) are hunted by professional killers, he must runs and stay alive for win money. So with the four levels, you must fight with your hunters and go quickly to the end of levels if you want recovery freedom one day...

Screenshots

The Running Man Amstrad CPC Main menu, if you can call it that
The Running Man Commodore 64 A med kit.
The Running Man Amiga Title
The Running Man Amiga Ready to fight !

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User Reviews

Film license not without its short comings, but has enough good touches, that fans may get a kick out of it. Commodore 64 Nick Drew (371)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ST/Amiga Format Amiga May, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 31 out of 100 31

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Trivia

The movie The Running Man is inspired by a novel from Stephen King published in 1982. There are many similarities between this novel and the 1958 novel The Prize of Peril, written by Robert Sheckley. In 1983, the latter was also adapted into a movie, Le Prix du Danger with GĂ©rard Lanvin and Michel Piccoli.
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