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As the half-human half-cyborg flying machine of the title, you are faced with 28 levels to clear of enemies. The gameplay is horizontally scrolling. Your unit is able to fly and then hold at a certain level in space. Defeated enemies often release gems, which can be collected towards power-ups. These include more powerful or multi-directional firing.


Atomic Robo-Kid Genesis Starting position
Atomic Robo-Kid Genesis Options
Atomic Robo-Kid Genesis Setting the scene
Atomic Robo-Kid Genesis Title screen

Promo Images

Atomic Robo-Kid Screenshot
Atomic Robo-Kid Screenshot
Atomic Robo-Kid Screenshot
Atomic Robo-Kid Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Atomic Robo-Kid Special" -- PC Engine title
  • "Arcade Archives: Atomic Robo-Kid" -- Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス アトミックロボキッド" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 spelling
  • "アトミックロボキッド スペシャル" -- Japanese PC Engine spelling
  • "アトミックロボキッド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Mar, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1990 26 out of 40 65 Aug 26, 2020 6 out of 10 60
Oldies Rising Dec 02, 2010 10 out of 20 50
Sega Does Apr 26, 2017 C- 42
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Oct 09, 2004 3 out of 10 30
Thunderbolt Games Oct 10, 2004 3 out of 10 30 Mar 30, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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Cancelled Spectrum version

Although never released, a Spectrum version was at least partially developed, as a demo version featured on a cover-mounted cassette from Your Sinclair magazine.
Martin Smith (76472) added Atomic Robo-Kid (Genesis) on Nov 02, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Rik Hideto (419466), Kabushi (257496), Martin Smith (76472) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60636)