Successful completion of Championship Lode Runner
provided the player with a victory code, which could be written on a special card included with the game (photocopies were not accepted) and mail it in for a free certificate.
Several computer magazine staff members (such as Computer Gaming World's Roe R. Adams) contributed level designs.
A hint book was available, sold separately, but it didn't include a solution for the final level.
Lode Runner disk
You weren't allowed to play the levels in Championship Lode Runner
out of order. But if you had the original Lode Runner
, you could boot it up and swap in the Championship Lode Runner
disk to use the free-life and level-skip features. (However, you didn't get the victory code at the end when you did it this way.)