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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 objective 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 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 Commodore 64 If you hit the pod-chain in the middle, it splits into two chains.
Gridrunner VIC-20 A game in progress
Gridrunner ZX Spectrum I was hit

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Alternate Titles

  • "Grid Runner" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

Centipede with a twist VIC-20 Katakis | カタキス (43085)

Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly Atari 8-bit Jun 14, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore User VIC-20 Nov, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Home Computing Weekly ZX Spectrum Nov 15, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Info Commodore 64 Sep, 1983 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Your Computer ZX Spectrum Jan, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Aug, 1983 28 out of 40 70
ATARImagazin Atari 8-bit Jun, 1987 3 out of 6 60
Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Apr 26, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1984 46.5 out of 100 46
Personal Computer Games ZX Spectrum Feb, 1984 2 out of 10 20

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