S.T.U.N. Runner

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S.T.U.N. Runner
Stun Runner arcade flyer.png
Arcade flyer
Developer(s)Nelvana
Publisher(s)Atari Games
Atari Corporation (Lynx)
Composer(s)Matt Furniss Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Lynx, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum
ReleaseSeptember 4, 1989
Genre(s)Vehicular combat
Mode(s)Single-player Edit this on Wikidata
CabinetSit-down
Arcade systemAtari Hard Drivin'

S.T.U.N. Runner (Spread Tunnel Underground Network Runner)[1] is 3D racing/shooter released in arcades by Atari Games in 1989. The player pilots a futuristic vehicle which can exceed 900 mph, through various tunnels and courses with changing environments, hazards and enemies. S.T.U.N. Runner uses polygonal graphics for the vehicles and track, and is based on an evolution of Atari's Hard Drivin' hardware. The custom cabinet was designed to resemble the craft that the player pilots in-game.

Home ports were released for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum. An Atari Lynx version was published by Atari Corporation in 1991.

Gameplay[edit]

Arcade screenshot

The final goal is to reach the "Ultimate Challenge", an endless race filled with surprises, where the player must simply get as far as possible in the allotted time. Markers on the Ultimate Challenge course show the names of the five players who have traveled the farthest, who are tracked independently of the game's traditional high score table.

Twin triggers fire laser cannons mounted atop the craft, and the Start buttons double as the triggers for the Shockwave "smart bomb" weapon.

Legacy[edit]

S.T.U.N. Runner is included in Midway Arcade Treasures 3 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. It was also released for Microsoft Windows as part of Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dencker, Andrea, ed. (1989). S.T.U.N. Runner Operator's Manual (PDF). Milpitas, CA: Atari Games. pp. 1–1.
  • Game info, Midway Arcade Treasures 3
  • Manual, Midway Arcade Treasures 3

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