Atomic Robo-Kid Special

From NEC Retro


AtomicRoboKidSpecial PCE Title.png

Atomic Robo-Kid Special
System(s): PC Engine
Publisher: UPL
Supporting companies:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥6,7006,700 UP01001
Non-NEC versions


|og:site_name=NEC Retro
|title=Atomic Robo-Kid Special

This short article is in need of work. You can help NEC Retro by adding to it.

Atomic Robo-Kid Special (アトミックロボキッドスペシャル) is a PC Engine port of the titular 1988 arcade shoot-'em-up game, Atomic Robo-Kid, that was released only in Japan. It is notable for having several large, open levels that require exploration and a shopping system where a player can trade in their extra lives for power-ups.


Earth outpost colony Terra-12 has nearly been destroyed by an alien invasion and strange radiation. The small battle robot Atomic Robo-Kid is tasked with saving the colony.

Production credits

  • Game Design: Tsutomu Fuzisawa
  • Program Design: Toshio Arai
  • Chracter Design: Tsutomu Fuzisawa, Tokuhisa Tajima
  • Background Design: Noriko Fuzisawa
  • Sound Effect: Mechano Associates, Yujiro Tanaka, Yoshio Nagashima, Akemi Tsunoda
  • Special Thanks: Jun Sato, Itsam Matarca, Kohji Abe, Miho Shigekusa, Nobuyuki Narita, Ryuichi Iwatani, Takahiro Ohta
In-game credits[1]

Magazine articles

Main article: Atomic Robo-Kid Special/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

NEC Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №102, p107[2]
PC Engine
Based on
1 review

PC Engine, JP
AtomicRoboKidSpecial PCE JP Box Front.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 dd175efd
MD5 548ca5eb135f526f3a2837f5259d795f
SHA-1 1ea46287855ef25e4614a3f37a7037baa5a49545
512kB Card (JP)


Sega Retro has more information related to Atomic Robo-Kid

Atomic Robo-Kid Special

AtomicRoboKidSpecial PCE Title.png

Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Hidden content | Bugs | Magazine articles | Reception