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  • Publisher: Tozai, Inc.
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 23.1 MB
  • Version: 1.3.5
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON FOOLS 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. You can magnify the screen around the Runner, set the play speed, adjust the coloring of the art and compete for top spot on the worldwide leaderboards.

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
Worldwide leaderboards
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 todays 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. Its 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 cant 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.

Echoseven's comments:



01-16-2013, 06:29 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,648
I've been waiting for this for ages !!! Hope its good.

I must admit Tozai are rubbish with communication, sent them 3 emails to their contact address asking when this was out as the website kept saying 'coming soon', after the first - nothing, so emailed another tozai address (sales as well) and nothing. No response.

I hope this app works okay as any contact with Tozai will be worthless. Hope someone from the company can come here to explain why they never answer any emails (like every other iOS company)

01-16-2013, 06:34 AM
#3
as much as i'm feeling all nostalgic over lode runner, i'm worried about the controls.
01-16-2013, 07:46 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by toshiX View Post
as much as i'm feeling all nostalgic over lode runner, i'm worried about the controls.
Yeah thats normally my concern but i must admit videos i had seen had several control options...

http://www.loderunnerclassic.com/

Saying that on the website 'Palpably customizable' ?? Does mention 3 control methods

53 secs into the video on that page it shows the controls - d-pad/touch/accelerometer

The price i can handle, this is the 'official' version so it must have cost a bit to get the rights to do this game, this isnt some clone. $3 think about it is hardly anything.

I'll probably get it but still annoyed at their complete lack of support to users which is poor.
01-16-2013, 07:53 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,205
i remember this from my old console,nice

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01-16-2013, 07:56 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,648
Quote:
Originally Posted by ip4weather View Post
i remember this from my old console,nice
Yeah i am glad they kept the very very old skool graphics on this and didnt update it (Eg As they did with Boulderdash !).
01-16-2013, 08:07 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,888
I thought this day wont come!

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
01-16-2013, 08:37 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Yeah thats normally my concern but i must admit videos i had seen had several control options...

http://www.loderunnerclassic.com/

Saying that on the website 'Palpably customizable' ?? Does mention 3 control methods

53 secs into the video on that page it shows the controls - d-pad/touch/accelerometer

The price i can handle, this is the 'official' version so it must have cost a bit to get the rights to do this game, this isnt some clone. $3 think about it is hardly anything.

I'll probably get it but still annoyed at their complete lack of support to users which is poor.
Thanks for the video link. It's going to be tough to recreate the whole lode runner experience on the touch screen though. Can already imagine dying due to the controls when things get frantic. Haha. Probably the main reason why I'm skeptical now after the initial excitement wears out.

But with this game and the remake of karateka, it does feel like i'm transported back to the 80s again. 2 of the first games I ever played, before I can even read.
01-16-2013, 09:08 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Well you could also say some of these retro games are priced higher as they know the younger market 'might' not really go for it, so its based at us oldies.
I really forgot to think about it that way, and you are totally right. I shelled out 2.99 for Defender of the Crown...but frankly I just adore that game, much more so than Lode Runner for reasons I don't know. Now DotC is really a game that needs to be updated to get the NES mini games.
01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Italy
Posts: 732
Did not think about the licence cost for the game when i said the price is a bit steep.