Abandonware DOS title

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

Presage Software developed the DOS action game Lode Runner: The Legend Returns in 1994. Lode Runner: The Legend Returns is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in a side view perspective in single player, multiplayer (same or split screen) modes. Lode Runner: The Legend Returns includes a level editor. It's available for download.
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns splash screen
Rating: 4.26
(86 votes)

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns downloads

Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.


All screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info

Your character is named Jake Peril (who wears a gray suit), although a second player can play as his partner, Wes Reckless (who wears a blue suit), who can be played during two-player cooperative levels and head-to-head hotseat play.

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

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  • #1 - 14.11.2015 20:54 Cookie
    Game of my childhood <3
  • #2 - 13.02.2016 03:49 jUDITH
    FAVE game of my childhood and even until now, once I figure out how to open.

    Issues opening once downloaded.

    it opens to a page with different system codes.
  • #3 - 13.02.2016 10:04 AbandonwareDOS
    Hi jUDITH, what do you mean by different system codes? It's a zip archive; after unzipping, you should use an MSDOS emulator like DOSbox or, even better, look for D-Fend Reloaded.
  • #4 - 10.04.2016 17:28 Brady
    Hey so I downloaded D-Fend Reloaded successfully and have tried to run the file through that program but it just exits out. It loads the first screen in fullscreen but then goes black and quits. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? I put these files into the D-Fend program: MIDPAK and SOUNDRV. I did these ones cuz they are MS-DOS. Would love some help! THANKS :D
  • #5 - 26.05.2016 00:12 matt
    anyone have trouble with the mouse not syncing up to the game mouse?
  • #6 - 14.08.2016 19:13 Gabriel
    need simulator to play this game?
  • #7 - 16.08.2016 09:09 AbandonwareDOS
    Hi Gabriel, yes, you do need an emulator. Follow the "how to run old games" link at the top of the page to learn how to do so.
  • #8 - 16.10.2016 00:11 David
    How do you save a puzzle in progress?
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