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In the year 2998, the brilliant Dr. Bruford is experimenting with genetic structures and radiation. He hopes to create new functions in nature that will remove the pollution from the Earth before it is too late. Unfortunately Dr. Bruford's experiments go wrong and genetic monsters are unleashed upon the world. The only thing that can stop these creatures are Dr. Bruford's previous achievement: Genetically enhanced warriors known as the Run Sabers. Two of the Run Sabers, Sheena and Allen are ready to activate.

Run Saber is a side-scrolling platform game similar in gameplay to Strider. Players assume the role of one or both of the Run Saber characters. Choosing either Sheena with her Ice powers or Allen with his Thunder powers, players must defeat mutant monsters. The Run Sabers can move side to side, jump in the air, attack with a sword, climb along walls or roofs, slide across the ground and drop-kick. Additionally, each character has a special move, which damages everything on the screen with either Ice or Lightning, and which can be activated by collecting orb power-ups. Other power-ups include small health, large health, extra life and a larger sword. Players progress through 5 different levels, often encountering powerful boss and miniboss mutant creatures.


Run Saber SNES Brutal slash
Run Saber SNES The second boss
Run Saber SNES Intro
Run Saber SNES Attacking a mid-boss from above

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Aug 22, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Power Unlimited Mar, 1994 7.8 out of 10 78
Defunct Games Nov 08, 2013 B 75
Video Games Nov, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1994 2.75 out of 6 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 13, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (UK) Aug, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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Shoddyan (14410) added Run Saber (SNES) on Dec 27, 2006
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