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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 TurboGrafx-16 The first boss
Atomic Robo-Kid TurboGrafx-16 Flying and shooting
Atomic Robo-Kid TurboGrafx-16 Act one
Atomic Robo-Kid TurboGrafx-16 Fortunately, enemy shoots can be destroyed, too.

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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

Defunct Games Feb 07, 2009 A 100
1UP! Mar 07, 2008 91 out of 100 91
PC Engine Gamer Aug, 2011 875 out of 1000 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Joystick (French) Apr, 1990 80 out of 100 80 Nov, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Génération 4 Mar, 1990 70 out of 100 70


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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.
雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60725) added Atomic Robo-Kid (TurboGrafx-16) on Jul 12, 2010
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