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Lode Runner Legacy

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Lode Runner, the Legendary Platformer Returns!
Lode Runner Legacy is the latest edition in the classic Lode Runner series, a masterpiece of action puzzle gaming introduced in the U.S. in 1983. Players manipulate “Runner” to infiltrate the evil empire and recover stolen gold while avoiding enemies and minefields. The ingenious balance of puzzle and action gameplay from the original Lode Runner is alive in Lode Runner Legacy, along with many new features that offer a fresh experience to both new players and returning fans alike, including an updated Voxel visual style and powerful game editors.Features!
  • Adventure Mode: Infiltrate the evil Empire and bring back stolen gold!
  • Puzzle Mode: It’s all puzzles, all the time. No enemies allowed.
  • Classic mode: Play the original 150 levels in 3D!
  • World Levels: An outstanding collection of user-created levels.
  • Level Editor: Create your own levels and share with other fans.
  • Character Editor: Design your own Runner and enemies.
  • Item Editor: Create custom gold items.
  • Online Rankings: Compete against other fans in global standings.
  • Varying level sizes
  • More technical bonuses
  • Deadly enemies
  • Challenging new AI
  • FPS camera view

Named one of “The Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, Lode Runner was created by Douglas E. Smith in 1983 while a student at the University of Washington. The game was not only an award-winning bestseller, but also a significant milestone that influenced many in the video game industry.

Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, said of the game, “My favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”

In a tribute to Smith after his death in 2014, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish commented, “[He] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”

As a classic from video game history looks to the future, “Lode Runner Legacy” can keep evolving with your support. We hope you enjoy the game!
Release date
Tozai Games, Inc.
O-TWO inc.
Age rating
0+ Everyone

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7/ Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Last Modified: Jan 31, 2020

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Minimalist Master
Trapped 30 enemies in places where they cannot move.
First Puzzle
Clear Puzzle Mode level for the first time.
High Scorer
Obtained a total of 500,000 points.
Benevolent Runner
Cleared without dropping a single enemy into a hole.
Brings Back Memories
Clear Classic Mode level for the first time.
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Lode Runner Legacy reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Absolutely Genius!!! A very successful Remake of the Original. Current Graphics that but don't seem too disfiguring to the Original. Control is great with Gamepad and also with Keyboard. The Editor works great and does more than Whim. Likewise, the character and item designer. Some of the negative Reviews here I can't quite understand. Contrary To many Remakes, such as "Giana Sisters-Twisted Dream," which had nothing in common with the Original, this Game is again very much oriented towards the Original. It was said that a Previous Game allegedly had Bombs. I know the original of Bröderbund and there was nothing with Bombs or anything like that. The Programmers were strictly oriented towards the original original. That, in my View, was more than right. The retro part has its own Graphics, based on the Original, I don't think is so bad now. Anyone who wants to have the Original buys it via Mobile phone, via Windows Phone, IO/S, Android. Loderunner Classic. Or install a C64er Emulator and gamble the True Original by Bröderbund. I can more than recommend Loderunner Legacy. The Price is ok. If you find it too high, you can just wait until it's On offer in the autumn or winter sale. But a good Remake should already be rewarded and I think it's a good Remake. But that, in The end, everyone has to decide for themselves. In any case, I say clearly Thumbs up.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
After a good 30 Years, there's another Remake of the Classic Loderunner. Created On the Apple 2 and then came to Immortality on the C64, then to see the Light of day in many Infusions on numerous Computers and Consoles. The Game principle is as simple as it is ingenious, and that is probably the Secret of the Whole thing: Just a Stroke of genius. It is clear why many people want to earn their Money with this, but why every new Version always has to change or add Small Things, that is probably a Matter for the Marketing Departments. It doesn'T always do the Game good overall. Legacy is trying to stay as close to the Original as possible, that's good. And that's why playing Is just Fun. Very strange, and so quite simply different from the Original is that Extras are still hidden under completely arbitrary wall pieces. In the Context of a Further development of the old Idea, this may still be fine, but searching the entire field is just a Waste Of time, an Indication of the Goal to be achieved could then have been installed. Purists will miss one Thing! In the Options, there is the Option to place the "dig right" And "left dig" function on the A button. It is ok. Completely disregarded, however, was to implement the Function "Digging IN running direction" or "ENTGEGEN the Running Direction dig." That would be the Easiest thing in the World and then just like in the Original. Completely incomprehensible as to why this has been omitted. When Playing, this is actually a Difference, not only haptisch/mechanically, but also in terms of playing technique. The Game is too expensive, even in various special offer periods a 75% Reduction would probably have suited the Game (instead of 50%, as with me). Half Purchase recommendation. Too expensive, but you just have To have LodeRunner ...
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