Lode runner

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Broderbund released Lode runner in the year 1983. Lode runner is a science fiction puzzle game, part of the Lode runner series. Lode runner is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played by 1 player. Lode runner can be described by the keywords: level editor, science fiction. Scroll down to see more details and some screenshots.
Awards and accolades:
  • 1983 - Computer Game of the Year, Electronic Games Arcade Awards (for Apple II).
  • 1983 - Greatest Games, Greatest Games (Game Informer).
  • Selected for the all-TIME 100 video games TIME.com.

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Trivia, facts, etc.

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".

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

  • input: joystick, keyboard
  • distribution: 5,25 floppy disk
  • graphics: CGA
  • sound: PC speaker
  • popularity: 5105 page views
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