Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

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A resurrection of the original classic platform game with a number of updates such as one and two player options, detailed graphics, character moves, a level editor, and music with sound effects. Beside you run from some red-toga wearing "Mad Monks" that eat you (like in the "Beast Master" movie) if they catch you, you have a few things on hand to use: small bombs, big bombs (nothing will reappear when they destroy something), a drill (for stone floors), booby-traps, and a few other things up your sleeve.


Lode Runner: The Legend Returns Windows 3.x 'brown girl in the ring, tralalalala...'
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Bombs provide some much-needed firepower
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Slow down your enemies with a bucket of glue
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Round 1 (16-color VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "LR'94" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ロードランナー レジェンド リターンズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Playmag PlayStation Apr, 1996 92 out of 100 92
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1995 82 out of 100 82
High Score Macintosh Dec, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Nov, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jul 05, 2013 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Sep, 1994 79 out of 100 79
PC Format (UK) Windows 3.x Dec, 1994 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Video Games SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Génération 4 Windows 3.x Dec, 1994 50 out of 100 50


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  • On the 80th level after collecting all the treasures you'll see the abbreviation name of the game - LR'94.
  • This game was written on C++ language and 77th level is dedicated to it. Now not only true programmers know that C++ contains gold.
  • If you'll run the game then minimize window, change Windows video resolution and return to game, you'll see the message - "In R'yleth doth Cthulhu lay". R'yleth is a sunken city, and Cthulhu is one of Ancients from H. P. Lovecraft's stories. Now you can understand where this lode is dug. You are in R'yleth.


  • Games Magazine
    • 1994 - Best New Arcade Game
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