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In this game inspired by the movie with the same name featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, you are an ex-cop presumed guilty for the murder of many civilians. One day, you escape from jail and go to the airport to flee. Unfortunately, you are captured again, but not by the police. This time your captor is man responsible for the Running Man TV show.
This show is the most popular hobby in the future, and people bet huge amounts of money on the outcome. You are hunted by professional killers, you must run and stay alive to win money. Along four levels, you must fight the hunters and reach the end if you want to be free again.


The Running Man Commodore 64 Instructions menu.
The Running Man Commodore 64 Intro cutscene.
The Running Man Atari ST Title screen.
The Running Man Amiga Digitalized pictures from the movie

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The Running Man Magazine Advertisement


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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 (412)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (German) Atari ST Aug, 1989 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 60 out of 100 60
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 53 out of 100 53
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1989 47 out of 100 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47
Your Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 31 out of 100 31


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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 Gérard Lanvin and Michel Piccoli.
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