Atomic Robo-Kid Special

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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


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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
AtomicRoboKidSpecial PCE Credits.pdf

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
AtomicRoboKidSpecial PCE JP Card.jpg
ARKS PCE JP manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

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


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