Infernal Runner

• Publisher: Loriciels
• Developer:
Release Date: 1985
Code: Yves Korta,
...........Michel Koell

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 82%




> INFERNAL RUNNER by Loriciels

• Completed by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins

Infernal Runner is a cool little platform game by Loriciels. It features some of the nastiest death sequences I've ever seen inflicted on a poor C64 character. I'm not sure how the story for this one goes, but the aim seems to be to escape the building in which you are trapped by collecting various items and activating switches scattered throughout the game. The levels are full of nasty traps and enemies which inflict serious harm on the poor bloke that you control. It's great fun to play and will take some practice to know your way around the building and ultimately beat the game. It's a cracking little game that many, including myself, missed out on back in 1985. Check it out.

Allo... something's going on here...

An ambulance... what's that for?


You killed him!!

Just as well there was an ambulance close by!

Good lads.

The End.


  • Neil: I used an infinite lives cheat.
  • Vinny: I just froze the game with my Action Replay Cart, selected the MONITOR and typed: G 5090, which jumps you straight to the game ending. Obviously, I had to look through the code first to work out where the ending was sitting ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Having survived the house of horrors, our hero stands at the bottom of the screen with a message written above him. The message is in French, so I don't know what it means. An ambulance appears and heads towards our hero. The vehicle slams into him and he hits the ground in a heap. Another message appears before two ambulance men walk over with a stretcher to carry the poor man off the screen.


  • Neil: A cracking little original ending. I wish all programmers made as much effort. My compliments to the programmer. 5/10.
  • Vinny: Sometimes I load up a game and give up on it within seconds because it appears to be a dud of a game... but on rare occasions I push through that ignorance and see if there is anything worth sticking around for. This was the case for Infernal Runner when I first loaded it up, and a recent project pushed me in to playing the game a little further, and to my surprise, I enjoyed it! Stick with it because it gets better.

    As for the ending... I was pleasantly surprised! I was expecting a bit of text (if that!) and that's it, but the coder seems to have gone that extra mile :-) 6/10 from me.
  • Andrew Fisher: It's a game I was not aware of until I went online, and I've still only played it briefly. It certainly does feature some great animation and the end sequence made me laugh. Brutal.
  • Gaz Spence: A game where dying is a whole lot of fun. The ending caps things off brilliantly.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Thought and effort in this ending, so a thumbs up from me.
  • Andy Vaisey: Well, a rather funny ending that makes playing the game through worthwhile! Good stuff!

FINAL SAY: He he. Very good. It seems our poor hero was always going to get it in the end.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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