Road Runner (NES)
Road Runner is a port of the arcade game developed by Atari, and was released on the NES by Tengen. Road Runner was ported to some home computers and the NES was the only home console that saw a port of it. The NES version of Road Runner was developed by Beam Software, though they aren't mentioned in the game, probably to avoid Nintendo banning them from developing games for their consoles due to Tengen publishing games without Nintendo's approval. It was originally meant to be released by Mindscape, but Mindscape lost the rights and the rights reverted to Tengen.
In Road Runner, you play as the Road Runner from the Looney Tunes cartoons. There are four stages which repeat forever (but get progressively harder with more obstacles). You must make it to the end of the level without getting caught by Wile E. Coyote. It may sound simple, but throughout the level, you must collect as much bird seed as you can in order for you to keep on going. Once your bird seed runs out, you die.
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The game's soundtrack consists of several public domain pieces like in the arcade.
The game lacks credits, but Gavan Anderson has given us verification that he worked on the music. According to Gavan, Tania helped finish off the second stage theme (Flight of the Bumble Bee) since Gavan had to tour. Tania was not officially working at Beam Software at the time. Gavan said this about the song:
If you listen to the music (especially Stage Theme 4), you'll notice that the music sounds very similar to Back to the Future (NES). Like Back to the Future, the game's music is sped up to 300 and 225 BPM. Gavan said that he didn't control the tempo of the music, the programmers did.
The parentheses represent the names of the source files. The music are .T files and the sounds are .F files.
|01||Stage Theme 1 (William Tell Overture)||WILLTELL||Gioachino Rossini||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||2:17||Download|
|02||Stage Theme 2 (Flight of the Bumblebee)||BEE||Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov||Gavan Anderson, Tania Smith||Neil Brennan||0:50||Download|
|03||Stage Theme 3 (Sabre Dance)||SABRE||Aram Khachaturian||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||1:40||Download|
|04||Stage Theme 4 (Trepak)||DANCING||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||0:55||Download|
|05||Death Theme 1 (Unknown Lose Fanfare)||DEATH||Unknown||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||0:02||Download|
|06||Death Theme 2 (Dragnet)||-||Miklós Rózsa||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||0:02||Download|
|07||Game Over (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down)||WARNER||Cliff Friend, David Franklin||Gavan Anderson||Neil Brennan||0:31||Download|
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- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Game Credits:
- Not Credited Arranger: Gavan Anderson
- Not Credited Arranger: Tania Smith
- Not Credited Programmer: Neil Brennan
- Not Credited Composer: Gioachino Rossini
- Not Credited Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
- Not Credited Composer: Aram Khachaturian
- Not Credited Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Not Credited Composer: Miklós Rózsa
- Not Credited Composer: Cliff Friend
- Not Credited Composer: David Franklin
(Verified by Gavan Anderson; Game lacks credits.)
This rip is missing songs.