Road Runner is on the run from Wile E. Coyote once again. However, instead of merely watching the antagonistic duo battle it out on your television set, you get to control the action via your home computer. Road Runner must run and jump through a barrage of mazes, sand traps, falling boulders, cannon balls, ravines and other hazards and desert locations while trying to outrun the incorrigible coyote. He will chase after you on his rocket, skateboard, pogo stick and booster jet; if he catches you, you'll lose a life. In addition to avoiding Wile E. Coyote, you can try to lead him into the various obstacles.
At many points along the way, you'll find birdseed in your pathway. You should pick this up whenever possible, as it will help you keep up your strength. If the Seed Meter gets completely empty, you'll weaken and be captured by Wile E. Coyote. Also, if you complete a level without missing any birdseed, you'll get 10,000 bonus points!
Beginning with level five, you can pick up lemonade (as well as birdseed) for extra points and energy. Land mines begin appearing in the game during this level as well. You can jump over these mines for extra points.
After you complete a level, you will be given the opportunity to start over or take a short cut to the next level. Each short cut you take will reward you with an extra life.
This game is based on an arcade game that was released by Atari.
You play the Road Runner. You must run along the road, avoiding trucks, landmines, falling rocks, etc. and also not get caught by Wile E. Coyote. You must also eat birdseed along the way or you will become faint and Wile E. will catch you.
You can get points for eating birdseed and making Wile E. get hit by trucks, falling rocks, etc.
The Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum versions are one player only. The Atari 2600 version is one or two player, alternating. The Atari 2600 version also has another difference in that you don't HAVE to eat the birdseed but you can for the points. This may have been due to programming constraints on the Atari 2600.
This game is weird. From the Cartoon Network series, ya know? Like ehhm, what was it? "meep meep VROOM!" or something. Well, the only goal in this game is to pick up all the games you run into and run away from the wolf.
For children, I'm sure this is very fun to play, but it's not really my type of game. It's not really hard, but I'm sure it's real fun to play.
If you have children that are still interested in old games/abandonware, download it! Else, forget it, well, that's my opinion of course. By the way, this is named a "racing" game, because it's almost similar to a racing game.
MEEP MEEP! It's Road Runner - your favorite highspeed bird. And what a surprisingly nice game. They kept the basic idea of this game to a minimum. You run from the right side to the left side collecting bird seeds, avoiding cars and of course that ever hungry Wile E. Coyote. Simple concept - but Wile E. got his special ACME gear with him. See him ride one of those typical rockets and you know you're right inside one of those cartoons.
The game got great arcade feeling and is best played with a joystick. Controls are very good I'd say - far better than many games I've played. Really enjoyed this game - and not only because I've always liked Road Runner.
Decent - at best - conversion of Atari's fun arcade hit from 1985 based on the Warner Bros. cartoon series of the same name. You control Road Runner in a race against Wile E. Coyote and his ACME toys. The goal is simple: evade Wile E. Coyote on your way to the exit on each level. Of course, there are many obstacles and distractions scattered around to foil your plan.
To its credit, Mindscape includes many nice touches in the game that fan of the cartoon will be familiar with. Road Runner can eat seeds, for example, which give points as well as replenish his health. If he misses 5 seeds in a row, Road Runner will faint and also lose a life. If Road Runner inadvertently eats a seed that contains iron filling, Wile's magnet may slow him down. As in the TV, there are also ways to get rid of the pesky Wile. If you can lure him into being run over by a truck, you'll score a nice bonus. You can even score a bonus by luring Wile to get close to you, then sprint away and Road Runner will stick out his tongue to taunt Wile, just like in the cartoon.
Overall, I find this conversion of the arcade classic to be up to the task, although controls could be more user-friendly, and graphics could be a bit better. If you've never played the arcade version, you'll still find Road Runner a charming, likable action romp. Arcade fans will likely be disappointed.
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