• 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.
going on here...
what's that for?
You killed him!!
Just as well there
was an ambulance close by!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
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