Atomic Runner, Genesis / Megadrive.
More beautiful pixel artwork from the Atomic Runner article.
Atomic Runner looks so nice I had to make a gif, even if I didn’t manage to get it into the actual article.
freaking out over the bird boss in Atomic Runner aka Chelnov (Genesis - 1992 - Data East)
heavily modified port of a 1988 arcade game
from Wikipedia: “The game’s plot was changed completely, where Chelnov is not a coal miner caught in a nuclear meltdown, but a regular human-being wearing a special combat suit who battles enemies to rescue his younger sister. The game’s enemies and background images were also changed to those reminiscent of an ancient civilization.”
At the big VGJunk site today: learn about the ancient cultures of the world whilst dying an awful lot in Data East’s 1992 Genesis / Megadrive jog-em-up Atomic Runner! Starring a man in spandex and featuring goofy Aztec gods, suspicious gift-givers and some Chernobyl controversy, you can read all about it here.