Road Runner is a racing video game for the Atari 2600, inspired by the classic Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. In the game, players take on the role of Road Runner, who is relentlessly pursued by Wile E. Coyote.
The game is set in an endless side-scrolling environment, with Road Runner running towards the left to evade capture. To progress through the game, players must pick up bird seeds scattered along the street, avoid obstacles like cars, and navigate through mazes. The bird seeds not only provide points but also maintain Road Runner’s energy, which depletes over time.
Wile E. Coyote’s pursuit of Road Runner is relentless, and he employs various gadgets and tools to try to catch the elusive bird. These include rockets, roller skates, and pogo-sticks, adding further challenges for the player as they attempt to outmaneuver the cunning predator.
The primary objective in Road Runner is to survive for as long as possible, racking up points by collecting bird seeds and evading Wile E. Coyote’s traps. The game offers an engaging and challenging experience, requiring quick reflexes, strategic thinking, and a familiarity with the antics of the iconic duo.