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Urban Runner (Windows 3.x)

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Advertising Blurbs

1997 Blizzard/Sierra game catalogue - Dos/Win (Germany):

    Spannung, die Ihnen den Atem verschlägt

    Sie untersuchen den Mord an einem Drogendealer, der mit einem riesigen vertuschten Wirtschaftsskandal zusammenzuhängen scheint. Urban Runner ist ein atemberaubender Krimi, in dem Sie List und Verstand beweisen, aber auch Ihre Reflexe und Ihre Schnelligkeit einsetzen müssen. Der Tod ist Ihnen auf den Fersen!

    "Gelungene Umsetzung von Film und Story" PC GO

    • Ein irrer Thriller auf 4 CDs mit bis zu 65.000 Farben
    • Spezialeffekte aus dem Kino
    • Eine Geschichte, die den besten Hitchcocks Konkurrenz macht


    100% interaktives Video

    Contributed by MZ per X (2940) on Oct 04, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/94:
    LOST IN TOWN
    Komplett von professionellen Filmemachern in Szene gesetzt und ausschließlich aus Videomaterial zusammengestellt, so setzt Lost in Town neue Maßstäbe im Bereich der High-Tech-Computerunterhaltung. Dieser interaktive Abenteuer-Thriller erzählt die Geschichte eines Reporters, der bei seinen Recherchen eine merkwürdige und komplexe Verschwörung aufdeckt. Bald schon wird er in den Strudel eines wilden Wettrennens ums Überleben gezogen.

    Erhältlich für PC CD-ROM Januar 95.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107389) on Apr 01, 2010.

Printed advertising - PC Player Strategie-Sonderheft (1997):
    LOST IN TOWN...

    featuring:
    Intrigen, Verfolgungsjagden, knisternde Krimi-Atmosphäre, professionelle Special-Effects, SVGA-Grafik, 4 CD-ROMs.

    starring: 25 Schauspieler und

    SIE!

    URBAN RUNNER

    Über 3 Stunden reale Filmsequenzen

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107389) on Apr 01, 2010.

Introduction from manual:

    Welcome
    to the urban jungle

    You are MAX, an American investigative reporter living in Paris. When the story opens, Max has set up a meeting with Marcos to negotiate an exchange of information for an incriminating roll of film. But when Max turns up, he find the drug trafficker dead... murdered. This is the beginning of a hair-raising series of events, because MAX, now hounded by the cops for a crime he didn't commit, has also become a moving target for a gang of thugs, who are hot on his trail. There's only one thing he can do to clear his name: find the real killer, a killer who will stop at nothing to achieve his evil ends.

    You are being followed relentlessly by unidentified enemies who will use any and all means to neutralise you (traps, anonymous phone calls, bombs, kidnapping...). Danger lurks in every shadow... Nowhere are you safe. Each time you escape, the situation only seem to escalate. Not long after the chase begins, you will be joined by ADDA, as mysterious as she is seductive. She'll be willing to take on delicate missions for you, although she'll have her own share of nasty surprises to look forward to. With danger closing in on all sides, you'll have to stay cool and use all your ingenuity and cunning to solve a murder mystery jam-packed with dizzying twists and turns.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Sep 06, 2005.

Back of Box (Win/Win3.1 - UK) - Sierra Originals:

    THE FIRST FULLY INTERACTIVE THRILLER

    URBAN RUNNER



    As the first 100 full-screen video adventure game, Urban Runner is a breathtaking thriller calling for sharp reflexes, fast thinking and a double dose of skill...

    "Both lengthy and entertaining." - PC POWER

    • First truly interactive 100% full-screen video detective film.

    • Special cinematic effects.

    • 32,000 colour SVGA video.

    • More than 180 minutes of images.

    • Alternating real-time "reflex" and reflection phases.

    • 4 months of filming with 25 actors.

    • 20 hours of controlled and unrivalled suspense.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on May 19, 2005.

CD case and print ads:
    "The first completely interactive Thriller"

    This claim was used by Sierra to promote the game both in ads and on the box.

    Contributed by Isdaron (681) on Jul 19, 2001.