Lode Runner games
Group DescriptionFirst named Kong, then retitled to Miner before adopting its final moniker, Douglas E. Smith's Lode Runner inspired a series of games that followed the originals mix of action and puzzle solving.
The original story of Lode Runner had the player controlling a Galactic commando who was fighting against the tyrannical Bungeling Empire by raiding their treasury and reclaiming all the gold they had stolen. Later games in the series usually feature the character Jake Peril as he fights against the Mad Monks.
Most of the games in the series have gameplay that typically revolves around the player collecting gold on multi-storied platforms while running away from their pursuers. Players can usually set traps for their enemies by digging holes into the ground thus temporarily capturing them in pits.
- Tozai Games (Lode Runner - Time Line): A very detailed Time Line of the history of the game
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Front cover for Lode Runner 1
Front cover for Lode Runner X
Front cover for Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge
Front cover for Lode Runner
Front cover for Hyper Lode Runner
Screenshot from Beanstalker
Screenshot from Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge
Screenshot from Hyper Lode Runner
Screenshot from Mine Runner
Screenshot from Lode Runner Twin: Justy to Liberty no Daibōken