Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕 アトム Tetsuwan Atomu?, translated as MIGHTY ATOM on the game's packaging) is a side-scrolling platform game published by Konami based on the manga and anime franchise Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka. The game was released exclusively in Japan for the Family Computer on February 26, 1988.
The game consists of a total of ten stages. The game's objective is to recover the money that was stolen from Professor Ochanomizu's lab. Instead of the usual extra lives, Atom's remaining life energy is determined by the amount of uranium (abbreviated "uran" in the game) he has left in his disposal. Atom begins each stage with 300 uran points, that will gradually decrease with each second. Every time Atom gets hit by certain enemies, falls from a pitfall, or runs out of time, the professor will use his remaining uran points to rebuilt Atom. The player can also summon the professor during gameplay to replenish their uran points. The game ends if both, Atom and the professor, use up all of their uran points.
Atom's actions consists of a standard jump and punch attack, as well as the ability to fly through the air for a limited period. To fly, the play must hold down the directional pad left or right while jumping three times in a row. The player can also collect coins by jumping over enemies, allowing the player to buy items for Atom and use them during the game.
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