Notice: A scammer is sending out emails on behalf of MobyGames. If you receive an email from [email protected], please Report as Spam!

Not an American user?


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.


Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Bombs provide some much-needed firepower
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Caught!
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Round 1 (16-color VGA)
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns DOS Problem? :)

Promo Images

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns Magazine Advertisement


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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Nov, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Nov, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Power Play 1994 65 out of 100 65


There are currently no topics for this game.



  • 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
Information also contributed by Indra is here

Related Web Sites

eXo (345) added Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (DOS) on Apr 17, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Adam Baratz (1483), MAT (220054), ケヴィン (4148) and Cyborg (1216)