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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (28 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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83 (Aug, 2012)
Lode Runner is about getting the gold. It’s about staying on top. It’s a tale of power, money, and backstabbing in a land composed of bricks, holes, ladders, and Bombermen.
Fans of puzzle action will get the most out of this title, as there are definitely sections that are head-scratchers, like figuring out how to properly ascend/dig into a group of bricks and get out without trapping yourself. It appears simple, but there’s a genius level of complexity inherent in the design. For a well-thought-out and charming time, you could do worse than taking out Bungelings and stealing gold.
Video Game Den (Jan 17, 2011)
There is nothing fundamentally and technically wrong with this version and it certainly brings its share of fun - but I would advice you to check on other Lode Runner titles before digging this one out.
Nintendo Life (Jun 12, 2007)
It’s hard to knock this game too hard because there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the gameplay on offer. Our recommendation would be to skip this and get Battle Lode Runner instead; only the most hardened NES gamer should be nostalgic enough to invest in this version.
IGN (Jun 11, 2007)
So it seems we've run out of potential positives. There's no redeeming Lode Runner here, and no getting past the fact that investing similar money for Battle Lode Runner would be a much wiser move. Gran this only if you're nostalgic for NES releases, otherwise, step up and grab the superior sequels.