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Inspired on the movie with the same name with A. Schwarzenegger, you are an ex-cop presumed guilty for the murder of many civils. In jail, one day, you can escape and go to the airport to go away. Unfortunately, you are captured again but for other person now. Not the state, a director of a show called running man. This show is the most popular hobby in future, everybody play money. A guy (you) are hunted by professional killers, he must runs and stay alive for win money. So with the four levels, you must fight with your hunters and go quickly to the end of levels if you want recovery freedom one day...


The Running Man ZX Spectrum Finally the game starts. Arnie must move quickly before a guard dog comes along. Level 1 is the Ice Rink level
The Running Man ZX Spectrum Then there's another animated sequence showing Arnie being inserted into the game area. This is followed by another game load period...
The Running Man ZX Spectrum ... which ends with the games high score table ...
The Running Man ZX Spectrum Jumping is different to most games as Arnie jumps both up and forward so he cannot start a jump too close to the platform

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Your Sinclair Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 60 out of 100 60


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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 GĂ©rard Lanvin and Michel Piccoli.
Blood (1827) added The Running Man (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 17, 2004
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