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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.


Gridrunner ZX Spectrum I was hit
Gridrunner ZX Spectrum I have 3 men left, now.
Gridrunner ZX Spectrum Title screen
Gridrunner ZX Spectrum Ready for grid 1

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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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Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly Nov 15, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Computer Jan, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Crash! Feb, 1984 46.5 out of 100 46
Personal Computer Games Feb, 1984 2 out of 10 20


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Kabushi (230052) added Gridrunner (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 07, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (230052), Martin Smith (66827) and Jacqke (1014)