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Your Sinclair (Jun, 1989)
The Running Man is an ideal scenario for a computer game, and so if well implemented would be a corker. Has it been well implemented? Indeed it has by cracky - think of an up-dated, 1989 scrolling Saboteur with 128K sound and you won't be far wrong. There are all the fighting moves you'd expect kick, flying kick, duck, throw weapon, and one click to the side on your joystick makes Arnie trot, while two in quick succession make him run which you do quite a lot, actually. At the end of every level you get sproinged onto a logic problem screen which has to be completed within a time limit: it's a sort of 2-D 'switch different pairs of icons about until the pattern on the left is the same as the pattern on the right' type of thingy. Complete it and your energy gets bunged back up to full again, fail to complete it and, erm, it doesn't.
Crash! (Jul, 1989)
The Running Man is an enjoyable game overall and I would definitely recommend it even if you are not a fan of the film.
Things improve a little on the Spectrum (picture above), character control of the reasonably detailed sprite is slightly better, making it easier to get on. But it's still the basic game concept which lets all the versions down.