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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.

There are twenty waves to be completed in the game.

Screenshots

Gridrunner ZX Spectrum I have 3 men left, now.
Gridrunner Commodore 64 You don't have to stay on the bottom. Sometime moving will help you escape the left-side gun.  Here the ship has moved away from the bottom, into the grid toward the pod-chain.
Gridrunner Atari ST Nice in-game graphics
Gridrunner Amiga Oops! My ship exploded.

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Centipede with a twist VIC-20 Katakis | カタキス (42240)

Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly ZX Spectrum Nov 15, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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 Action Amiga Aug, 1990 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
Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Apr 26, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Your Computer Dragon 32/64 Aug, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Personal Computer Games ZX Spectrum Feb, 1984 2 out of 10 20

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