Lode Runner Classic
By Tozai, Inc.
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DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON FOOL’S GOLD
Play the authentic Lode Runner… this is the real deal!
AWARD WINNING GAMEPLAY
Lode Runner Classic combines the game play and all 150 levels of the award-winning Apple II original Lode Runner with graphics and features engineered for today's advanced smartphones. The game's frantic action takes place in maze-like, static levels, where a single player dodges enemies while running and climbing to reach and claim stacks of gold. No jumping is allowed. And shooting enemies is forbidden, but you can blast blocks to access lower platforms or trap pursuing enemies. Winding your way through ever-increasing levels of complexity makes for a superior challenge, but now you can choose to play any one of the 150 levels at any time.
EXCITING NEW FEATURES
Although the gameplay remains true to the original Apple II version, there are plenty of new features to enhance the experience, including options to magnify the screen around the Runner and set the play speed. Worldwide leaderboards track the top scores submitted from around the globe and you can choose to post your top scores on your Facebook wall to show off your old-school gaming chops.
•150 puzzling levels – all unlocked and accessible
•Two game modes – Expedition and Time Attack
•New magnification effect – zoom the action around the Runner
•Multiple play speeds – super slow to superfast action
•Fully adjustable color palettes
•Multiple control schemes
•Illustrated How to Play section
"When the first Lode Runner came out on the Apple II, the last thing I expected was that the game would be alive and kicking on a platform as advanced as today’s smartphones more than 25 years later. It's really gratifying to me that so many people are still interested in the game."
Douglas E. Smith, Original Creator
“In the early days, there was Lode Runner. I consider it a real puzzle game. That was my favorite for many, many years. It’s such a good combination of dynamic stuff, the finger-work, and real planning and puzzle-solving. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. At the same time, it was an arcade game to play. This combination was done absolutely right. I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”
Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris Creator
Interview with Edge Magazine
Tozai Games and Lode Runner are trademarks of Tozai, Inc. registered or protected in the US and other countries. Lode Runner is protected under US and international copyright laws ©1983-2012 Tozai, Inc. All rights reserved.
What's New in Version 1.2
Game Center achievements have been activated. 20 achievements for 1000 points!
Back to the Future...
No I don't think the controls are great. They are good and without a keyboard (the old az / ., / space to drill) I can't see them being better. It is very difficult to play on an iPhone, but on the ipad (zoom) it is really enjoyable. On that platform I loved this, took me right back to 1983 on my Apple ][+. It took me a day of play to get through the levels but no way could I do it on expedition mode as the controlling issue killed me. Very frustrating!!!!
I could get through Championship Lode Runner with relative ease, but remember level 50 being very challenging and time critical. There is no way with the current controls I could complete it, but remember I have been searching for a Lode Runner replacement since I sold my Apple ][ in about '85? This is without doubt the best rendition I have come across since then.
My mother had banned all computer games from the house. I brought home a pirated Lode Runner (couldn't buy software like that in Australia in '82!) and Mum started playing a game as we left for school at 7am. She was still playing the same game at 5:30pm when we got home. This is a fantastic game and has stood the test of time for me. The controls need to be improved, but it is very, very close to being perfect...
Fix the controls (keys???) and bring on Championship Lode Runner!
Can you add more control styles to be better
I loved this game since Apple II and bought this to get back that old fun. But the control should be better adapted with the touch screen and small screen size of the phone. May I suggest that you add more options to change the way of control. One of which could be:
- flip control knob so that right hand can control movement while left hand control digging left/ right.
- digging can be 2 buttons on the left bottom of screen but movement should be done only by swiping up down left right directly on screen without buttons
- the movement can be non stop until the next swipe changing direction
I hope that these options can make the game easier to use and get more popular
Blast from the past
I grew up playing with this game. This is one of my favorites. I'm glad they brought it back. But I have to agree with the others. The controls are atrocious in IPhone 3G (better on mini Ipad). Worse, the head phone jack interferes with the directional controls. And you can't rotate the screens either. Ocassionally, the screen freezes then suddenly speeds up. I lost a considerable number of lives because of it. That's why Im
deducting one star.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 30, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 24.2 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Tozai, Inc.
- © 2012 Tozai Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.