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Chelnov: Atomic Runner Chelnov: Atomic Runner - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Chelnov: Atomic Runner - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A horizontally scrolling platform/shoot'em up game where you control a running man. Controlling him is tricky, with 3 buttons to keep in mind, but the game is original and fun.

Chelnov: Atomic Runner was produced by Data East in 1988.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Chelnov: Atomic Runner was produced include: Real Ghostbusters, The, Garyo Retsuden, Wonder Planet, Captain Silver, Heavy Barrel, Birdie Try, Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja, Battle Rangers, Cobra Command 1988, and Bloody Wolf

Chelnov - Atomic Runner
Chelnov - Atomic Runner


Name Chelnov: Atomic Runner
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7323
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Chelnov: Atomic Runner Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - FireJumpTurn Around
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Chelnov: Atomic Runner Side Art Image

Game Play

You control Chelnov, the atomic runner. Beginning in Russia, he has to run from left to right through several levels to reach the Statue of Liberty. Chelnov keeps running by himself until you stop him, and he can do somersaults which enables him to fire in other directions. Nasties are killed by shooting or jumping on them. There are several different types of weapons and power-ups.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chelnov: Atomic Runner Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 41 known instances of this machine owned by Chelnov: Atomic Runner collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 36 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Chelnov: Atomic Runner machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Chelnov: Atomic Runner circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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