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This XBLA game updates the classic gameplay of the 1983 game Lode Runner with 3D Graphics and 220 new levels. Like the original, the player controls a character that has to collect all the gold on the screen and avoid the deadly enemies (the Monks, or the Bungelings from the Apple II original back in the 80's) that chase him. Instead of digging holes, he has a gun to blast parts of the scenery.

This version brings new gameplay elements, a level editor (which allows for uploading levels on Xbox Live and editing downloaded levels) and online play. The game also contains a timeline of the Lode Runner series. In singleplayer, the classic mode is called Journey, but there is also Hang On with eight levels filled with gold where the amount of enemies gradually increases. The goal is to collect as much gold as possible, and the result is graded as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond.


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Cheat Code Central 2009 4.4 out of 5 88
Gameplanet May 14, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age May 12, 2009 B+ 83
Impulse Gamer 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
Giant Bomb Apr 22, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) May 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Jun 21, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Game Revolution May 04, 2009 B 75
DarkZero May 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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Dakota Bob (77) added Lode Runner (Xbox 360) on May 03, 2009