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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.