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S.T.U.N. Runner S.T.U.N. Runner - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

S.T.U.N. Runner - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are a S.T.U.N. Runner doing time trials. Shoot or avoid other vehicles that hinder you while driving the optimal path for best speed. The Shockwave will destroy all adversaries on the screen and the Boost pads give you invulnerability while increasing your speed.

S.T.U.N. Runner was produced by Atari Games in 1989.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period S.T.U.N. Runner was produced include: Tetris, Vindicators, Assault, Pot Shot, Toobin', Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, Hard Drivin', Cyberball 2072, Badlands, and KLAX


Name S.T.U.N. Runner
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9393
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke - Trigger
  • Buttons: 1 - Special Weapon
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (non-motion) - 355 lbs
Control Panel S.T.U.N. Runner Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

You are shown the layout of each track at the start of each heat, including locations of Shockwaves and Boost Pads. Shockwaves can also be earned by collecting the number of Stars indicated at the start of each heat. Armoured Drones are indestructable excepting the use of a Shockwave. Some tunnels are under constuction and slow you down considerably if you do not take the optimal path. The shoulders on outdoor portions of the track wear down your shields as well as slow you down. The Ultimate Race is to get farther along the last track than any previous S.T.U.N. Runner. The names of the previous players mark the end distance they achieved.

Game Play

Your vehicle automatically accelerates; you turn the yoke left and right to steer. Tilt the yoke forward and back to aim the roof mounted weapon up or down and press the triggers to fire. Press the Start button to release a Shockwave.

S.T.U.N. Runner KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.74 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.46

Overall Like 4.60
Fun (Social) 2.20
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.60

Gameplay 4.80
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.60
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Start out at level 11 (Labyrinth) and complete it. On level 12 (Coathanger) go right and catch the boost and continue going right. You will fly up and then continue and cross the finish line. You will be warped to level 18!


Cabinet Information

The cabinet is painted to resemble a jet powered transport. The body is grey with red openings showing the jet engines beneath.

The black stand-up cabinet pictured above is the prototype. According to the game designer, it is one-of-a-kind.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op S.T.U.N. Runner Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 114 known instances of this machine owned by S.T.U.N. Runner collectors who are active members. Of these, 108 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 12 active VAPS members with a S.T.U.N. Runner machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for S.T.U.N. Runner.

This game ranks a 27 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



Uses a TMS34010 for polygon rendering, along with a ADSP2100, 68010, and Motorola 6502. Uses a Yamaha YM-2151 for sound.


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