by Data East Corporation
Enter the nightmare world of the Atomic Runner, from Data East, where Deathtarians strike fear into the hearts of the people, murdering and kidnapping anyone who dares get in their way. You are Chelnov, a young man who must avenge the death of his father and rescue his kidnapped sister from their evil clutches.
This fast and furious shooter is challenging from beginning to end, with seven levels of non - stop action. And we mean non - stop, since the screen continually scrolls to the right, whether you are moving or not. If the left edge of the screen catches up to you, you are pushed right along with it, most likely into the arms of some waiting Boss.
Although there is no password feature, nine different control styles and three levels of difficulty should accommo - date almost any player's style or level of expertise. Select the number of lives per game (3 or 5), the number of Continues (3,5,10 or 15), and whether or not to activate two Turbo modes (Rapid Shoot and Rapid Jump.)
Don't Let Enemies Put the Squeeze on You
During several of the stages, you'll encounter giant arms coming from the ground. These arms will reach out and squeeze you to death if you're not careful. To get by one of these arms, quickly shoot the other enemies surrounding it, then Jump over it to safety.
Beating the Level Bosses
To beat the first level Boss (which looks like a giant dragon), stay near the left side of the screen and hold down the 'A' (Shoot) and 'B' (Jump) buttons simultaneously. Always try to aim at the dragon, and keep moving.
You can beat the Big Gold Boss at the end of level 2 by holding down the A' button, jumping up and aiming for his eye. Shoot one eye then jump over his head and shoot the other eye. It is safe to jump directly on this Boss's head, but if you touch any other part of him, you're vaporized into atomic dust.
You can beat the Drop Ship Boss at the end of level three by staying on the right or left side of the screen and firing until you see smoke coming from the ship. Be sure to avoid parachuting aliens and the Boss' homing missiles.
The Mojo Idol at the end of stage four can easily be defeated if you shoot at his rocket powered head as he jumps. (If you beat the level 2 Boss, this guy will be a snap.)
The TeradactileBoss in level five has giant wings which must be avoided. This enemy's weakness is his chest. Hit his chest several times, then move away to avoid this guy's neck. When it's safe, hit his chest a few more times, then dodge him as he tries to crush you with his body. Once again, aim for the Teradactile Boss' chest and fire multiple times.
If you reach the end of level six, beware of the Madroid Robot Boss. To defeat this dude, you'll have to shoot at his eyeball after his body comes apart. Stand to the left side of the screen (just out of his reach) and you should remain safe. You'll need to hit the eyeball at least three or four times.
If you enjoy shooting games with a futuristic twist, check out Atomic Runner on the Genesis system. The challenge is non - stop and intense.
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Atomic Runner game is difficult one single mistake and your dead. Your shooting range is limited and he can only fire in cetain spots. The weapon upgrades help a bunch as they cover more range and can kill more enemies at a time. This is a very difficult game with many problems.
The graphics in Atomic Runner are the high point. The graphics are nice looking and everything is detailed. The graphics are good looking and everything looks great. The game is very detailed and so are the enemies that look awesome but are very weird. The levels are really really long and are packed full of enemies on the ground and in the air. The bosses are really weird looking but are really detailed. The levels though are insanely hedge, which makes the game take forever if you can't beat them.
The sound and music are weird and not recognisable as any style of music very appropriate for this game. The music is consisting of a mix of 80's techno and rather dodgy rock. The boss music, however, is completely different, and very nice.
2005-07-24 Atomic Runner is a side-scrolling platformer.