The Project 64 etext of ~Road Runner~, converted to etext by Dohi
ROADRU10.TXT, August 1998, etext #392#
Readapted for the Spectrum in 2000 AD by
Alessandro "Gazzosa" Grussu
CARTOON'S MOST ELUSIVE CHARACTER HAS FINALLY BEEN TRAPPED...
Evading Wile E. Coyote and the many obstacles placed in your path as
you as Road Runner venture through the many captivating levels
collecting as many points as you can.
SEED - Keeping one step ahead of Wile E. Coyote, you eat as much seed
as you can find but beware if you get caught you lose a life. If you
should miss 5 of the seeds you will faint and also lose a life. Upon
eating seed containing iron fillings Wile E. Coyote may slow you down
by using his magnet. Points are scored for all seeds eaten.
MINES - The mines will explode if Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote runs
over them. A bonus is given for jumping the mines or leading Wile over
them. A life will be lost if Road Runner steps on a mine.
LEMONADE - If Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote run over lemonade he will
stop and drink it. Bonus points will be gained if you drink all of the
lemonade at the end of the level. You will also score points if either
drink the lemonade.
TRUCKS - Avoid all trucks, however if you can lure Wile E. Coyote into
being run over by a truck a bonus will be scored. You will lose a life
if hit by a truck.
TONGUE BONUS - Take a risk and let Wile E. Coyote move in close to
you, then run away and a bonus is scored as Road Runner pokes his
tongue out at Wile.
BOULDERS - Avoid all boulders as you will lose a life. A bonus is
scored if Wile is hit by a boulder.
CREVASSES - Jump the crevasses because if you should fall, a life is
lost. A bonus is scored if Wile falls.
INVISIBLE PAINT - When Road Runner runs over invisible paint he will
become invisible and difficult to catch. If Wile gets the invisible
paint he will become invisible and difficult to avoid.
WILE E. COYOTE - Avoid the dynamite that Wile E. Coyote throws at you
when he is flying his Jet-Pac. Avoid Wile E. as he passes you on his
Rocket. Avoid Wile E. as he is jumping after you on his Pogo Stick.
Avoid Wile E. as he runs after you. Avoid Wile E. Coyote on his Jet
SHORT CUTS - This allows you to return to the last level played in the
JOYSTICK CONTROL - Standard left, right, up or down movement. Press
FIRE button to jump.
KEYBOARD CONTROL - Keys are redefinable by user.
* & TM Trademark of Warner Bros. Used by Atari Games Corporation under
(c) 1985 Warner Bros. and Atari Games Corporation. All rights
reserved. Licensed to KIXX. Copyright subsists on this program.
Unauthorised copying, lending, or re-sale in any manner is strictly
[Back of the "manual":]
[2 screenshots omitted]
"To be quit honest it's one of the best arcade conversions I've
played" ... C & VG Game of the Month.
"Road Runner is an excellent game that captures the feel of the
cartoon brilliantly" ... COMMODORE COMPUTING
"I love the arcade game - and this is the closest you can get" ...
* TM Trademark WARNER BROS. Used by Atari Games Corporation under
(c) 1985 WARNER BROS. and Atari Games Corporation. All rights
reserved. Licensed to KIXX(r). Screen shots are from various formats
and may vary from the version you have purchased.
Road Runner - hints
While in the options screen, and during the scrolling message, press RTHB
together for infinite lives, and WVKLO to see the end sequence.