Lost In Translation/Chelnov - Atomic Runner - Nuclear Man, The Fighter
|Chelnov - Atomic Runner |
Nuclear ManThe Fighter
|Manufacturer||Data East Corporation|
|Main CPU||68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)|
M6502 (@ 1.500 MHz)
YM2203 (@ 1.500 MHz)
YM3526 (@ 3.000 MHz)
256 x 240 pixels
1,024 Palette colours
|ROM Info||18 ROMs|
985,088 bytes (962.00 KiB)
|MAME ID||chelnov · chelnovj · chelnovu|
About The Game
Chelnov - Atomic Runner - Nuclear Man, The Fighter is a horizontally scrolling platform shoot-em-up in which the player controls Chelnov, a former coal miner caught up in a Chernobyl-like nuclear accident. Now possessing superior physical strength and agility, Chelnov is determined to escape the Eastern Bloc country he called home and run and jump across the world to finish in the US.
What distinguishes this game from others of its genre is its use of forced scrolling. The screen moves continuously from left to right and players must negotiate the game's many obstacles and enemies without the benefit of dictating their speed of progress. Enemies attack from left, right, above and below and Chelnov can switch the direction he's facing to attack enemies that are behind him. Some enemies carry different types of weapons and power-ups and when they are shot the power-ups drop to the ground and can be picked up.
This game is known in Japan as "Atomic Runner Chelnov - Tatakau Ningen Hatsudensho".
This game came out a couple of years after Russia's power plant accident. One of Japan's prestigious newspaper 'Asahi Shinbun' had article about the title of this game and its imprudent attitude, Data East responded that Chelnov was a sequel to Karnov and that it had no relation to the accident.
Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Data East Game Music - 28XA-205) on 10/05/1988.
The US version & the Japanese version of Chelnov have different gameplay.
Chelnov later appeared in "Karnov's Revenge" as the final boss. He also appeared as the final boss in the Nintendo Super Famicom game "Fighter's History - Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!!" as well as an unlockable playable character.
- Yoshida Hiroaki
- Masanori Tokoro
- Mix Man
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Cabinet and Artwork
- Sega Mega Drive (1992)
- Sharp X68000 (1988)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Data East Game Music||28XA-205||1988-05-10||Alfa Records||CD version.|
|Data East Game Music||ALC-22925||1988-05-10||Alfa Records||Cassette version.|
|Data East Game Music||ALR-22925||1988-05-10||Alfa Records||Vinyl version.|