Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

aka: LR'94
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$24.00 used at eBay
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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. Besides running 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.


  • ロードランナー レジェンド リターンズ - Japanese spelling

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Original Lode Runner Game
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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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Game added by MAT.

DOS added by eXo. PlayStation added by Adam Baratz. SEGA Saturn added by ケヴィン. Macintosh added by Cyborg.

Additional contributors: POMAH, ケヴィン, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 24th, 2000. Last modified September 13th, 2023.