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Road Runner was produced by Atari in 1979.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Road Runner was produced include: Sky Raider, Fire Truck, Avalanche, Orbit, Skydiver, Hercules, Superman, Atari Soccer, Atari Baseball, and Asteroids


Name Road Runner
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1979
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 15540
Sub-Type Solid State
Class Prototype
Genre Unknown
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Road Runner KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The ipdb incorrectly states that Road Runner used generation 3 Atari hardware. Road Runner 1 uses a prototype Gen 1.75 hardware and Road Runner 2 uses Gen 2 hardware.

Cabinet Information

There are two known prototypes. The cabinets have similar cabinet artwork but the heads are different. 1 has a Road Runner backglass in a custom head that is not similar to either generation 1 Atari pins, or generation 2 Atari pins. 2 has a smoked plexiglass screen because the cabinet is based on a converted Superman cabinet with a smaller opening for the backglass. So the original backglass is too big for this head.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Road Runner Census

There are 14,908 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Owned - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Road Runner collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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Alternate Cabinet Images

There are two style cabinets. The 1st one pictured here is the 1st version and can be seen in Las Vegas at the Pinball Hall of Fame museum. The 2nd version is located in northern California and is a converted Superman cabinet with Road Runner artwork. The head has a custom back board and wiring for Road Runner. It uses a smoked plexiglass panel since a correct backglass for this form factor was never produced.

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Pinball Compendium : 1970-1981 Shalhoub (ISBN 0764320742) Page: 163; Color photo

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