Lode runner

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Broderbund released Lode runner in the year 1983. It's a very good science fiction puzzle game, part of the Lode runner series. Lode runner is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played by 1 player.
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.


Technical details

  • system: DOS
  • view: 3rd person, side view
  • multiplayer: single player only
  • input: joy joystick, key keyboard
  • distribution: floppy5 5,25 floppy disk
  • graphics: CGA
  • sound: PC speaker
  • popularity: 4183 page views

Facts and trivia

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".

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