Broderbund published Lode runner in the year 1983. It's a very good science fiction puzzle game, part of the Lode runner series. Lode runner runs on DOS and can be played by 1 player.
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|designers:||Douglas E. Smith|
|genre:||puzzle : action puzzle|
|view:||3rd person, side view|
|keywords:||level editor, science fiction|
|multiplayer:||single player only|
|distribution:||5,25 floppy disk|
Computer Gaming World reported that the animated characters in Lode Runner were "borrowed" from Choplifter, an earlier Brøderbund title. Smith claims the characters were not borrowed, but because the characters are only 7x10 pixels, there are inevitable cosmetic similarities.
Brøderbund referred to the game's opponents as members of the Bungeling Empire, enemies common to Choplifter, the Lode Runner series, and Raid on Bungeling Bay.
GameSpot named Lode Runner as one of the "Greatest Games of All Time".