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Lode Runner games

Group Description

First named Kong, then retitled to Miner before adopting its final moniker, Douglas E. Smith's Lode Runner inspired a series of games that followed the originals mix of action and puzzle solving.

The original story of Lode Runner had the player controlling a Galactic commando who was fighting against the tyrannical Bungeling Empire by raiding their treasury and reclaiming all the gold they had stolen. Later games in the series usually feature the character Jake Peril as he fights against the Mad Monks.

Most of the games in the series have gameplay that typically revolves around the player collecting gold on multi-storied platforms while running away from their pursuers. Players can usually set traps for their enemies by digging holes into the ground thus temporarily capturing them in pits.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Lode Runner2009Xbox 360Tozai, Inc.3.83
Lode Runner2006WindowsZX Games4.38
Hudson Best Collection Vol. 2: Lode Runner Collection2005Game Boy AdvanceHudson Soft Company, Ltd....
Lode Runner 3-D1999Nintendo 64GT Interactive Software Corp.3.24
Lode Runner 21998Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.94
Lode Runner Extra1997PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPatra...
Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge1995Macintosh, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.69
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns1994DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xNatsume, Inc.3.61
Lode Runner Twin: Justy to Liberty no Daibōken1994SNEST&E Soft, Inc....
Mine Runner1993Amiga3.00
Battle Lode Runner1993TurboGrafx-16, WiiHudson Entertainment, Inc.2.75
Lode Runner: Lost Labyrinth1990TurboGrafx-16Pack-In-Video Co., Ltd3.00
Hyper Lode Runner1990Game BoyBandai America, Inc.2.50
Super Lode Runner1987NESIrem Corp.2.60
Beanstalker1986Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCoMicro Vision Software4.25
Lode Runner's Rescue1985Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Synapse Software Corporation2.00
Championship Lode Runner1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Booter, WiiBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.81
Lode Runner1983Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-6001, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, SG-1000, Sharp X1, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, Windows Phone, WonderSwan, ZX SpectrumAtari Corporation3.77

Selected Covers

Lode Runner Extra PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Lode Runner Extra
Hyper Lode Runner Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Hyper Lode Runner
Lode Runner 3-D Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Lode Runner 3-D
Battle Lode Runner Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Battle Lode Runner
Super Lode Runner NES Front Cover Famicom Disk System
Front cover for Super Lode Runner

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Lode Runner Extra
Title screen
Screenshot from Hyper Lode Runner
Title screen.
Screenshot from Lode Runner 3-D
Title screen
Screenshot from Battle Lode Runner
Title screen
Screenshot from Super Lode Runner