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Lode Runner

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Mac - Amstrad CPC - Commodore 64 - NES - PC-88 - VIC-20

Alt names
淘金者, Miner, LR, Lode Runner for WonderSwan, Lode Runner Classic, Kong, ロードランナー
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
France
Genre
Action
Theme
Editor / Construction Set, Platform, Puzzle-Solving
Publisher
Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Perspectives
Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.81 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of Lode Runner

To describe Lode Runner as just another treasure-grabbing "action game" would be to undermine its ingenuity: suffice to say that it is arguably the world's first action game that combines puzzle elements successfully-- dexterity is required, yet at the same time your exit path (and holes to dig) must be carefully planned lest you get helplessly trapped. This game truly belongs in the rare breed of timeless classics that remain addictive no matter how old they are.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Jim the Greek 2016-09-16 0 point DOS version

Legendary game ! At the same class with Hard Hat Mack and Saboteur II.
Congrats to the big man Jordan Mechner !!

MarkTheMorose 2016-06-26 0 point DOS version

I just found the scanned DOS version manual on replacementdocs.

To redefine keys: when a game is playing push Esc, K, then follow the promps at the bottom of the screen. You can't define Esc, Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Prt Scrn, or Enter, but other than those you can define any key.

Hint: the game see the arrow keys as number keys - remember this game is old, and the cursor keys didn't used to be separate on the original IBM PC, they were on the numeric keypad as 4, 8, 6, and 2. So, don't be alarmed if you try to define the cursor keys and they don't seem to register. They are define already, just press Enter until you see 'dig left', and 'dig right'. I found Z and X worked well.

While the game is joystick compatible, it expects an old analog stick, and didn't see my USB pad; maybe something in DOSBox can be configured to allow it, I've not checked.

MarkTheMorose 2016-06-26 0 point DOS version

To dig in the DOS version: numeric keypad 7 and 9 respectively.

I don't know if this can be changed.

Moron McDerbrain 2015-12-05 0 point

Im from the future and this game isnt compatible with my FutureTron 2000 operating system :( FutureTron usually accepts any file in existence and figures out how to make it go with magical ASCII dust but it looks like I'll have to buy a physical emulation unit and insert DOS-ROMs here. Weeeeee.

Séb 2015-03-03 0 point DOS version

Hi! I downloaded the game, but also Boxer which can emulate my mac to open a DOS window. The game can be launched, but impossible to dig! The keyboards (except the arrows) don't work! Can anybody help me?

dmjack92 2013-10-25 0 point DOS version

Have you tried using dos box? Trust me. It will make a big difference with your gaming experience.

OM 2013-02-03 0 point DOS version

...Jezuz! I remember being sent a beta copy of this for eval, along with a bunch of other BBS sysops. Some of us were sent the C64 version as well. Hell of a fun game, and there was a construction kit app available as well. Good find by the "Euro-Frog" who runs this joint :) :) :)

magilvia 2012-10-13 0 point DOS version

Requires windows 32bit

FreeDragon 2012-06-01 0 point DOS version

always loved this game

toad_ali 2012-02-13 0 point DOS version

Noooo! This game won't play with Windows 7. :(

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