• Publisher: Tozai, Inc.
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 23.1 MB
  • Version: 1.3.5
  • Price: $2.99
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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, 10:02 AM
#11
I-Cade support?

I have tried all Lode Runner clones. Very frustrating trying to play with touch controls. The only one I play now is Gold Runner, because I -Cade control makes it work. My original Lode Runner experience was on Com64, and it has always been a favorite. But again, I will hold off buying until I know about ICade support. And I really want it!
01-16-2013, 10:02 AM
#12
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Central FL
Posts: 209
I wish someone would re-release the classic Jumpman games.

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01-16-2013, 11:17 AM
#13
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Originally Posted by jmelrose View Post
I wish someone would re-release the classic Jumpman games.
Yes, those were the best. I'm buying this even if it is just for nostalgia purposes on my Commodore 64
01-16-2013, 11:56 AM
#14
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 914
I've bought all of the clones (some of which even copied the design of every single level), and whether or not the controls are any better, I'm buying it just to make sure I throw my money to the right people.
01-16-2013, 12:10 PM
#15
I'll buy tonight as soon it comes to the Store 'cause as you said in the other posts it's always a pleasure have an official remake, that's true.
I hope many other masterpieces of the '80s will come out sooner or later.
01-16-2013, 12:37 PM
#16
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,561
Damnit, I just realized this isn't universal. dfuihdsfhdsjfhhdg

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01-16-2013, 02:13 PM
#17
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Originally Posted by blastemup View Post
I have tried all Lode Runner clones. Very frustrating trying to play with touch controls. The only one I play now is Gold Runner, because I -Cade control makes it work. My original Lode Runner experience was on Com64, and it has always been a favorite. But again, I will hold off buying until I know about ICade support. And I really want it!
Yep - hoping for iCade with this one. Disappointed it's not universal too now. Hadn't spotted that. Damn!
01-16-2013, 03:24 PM
#18
Now we just need Miner 2049er. I loved how every level of that game was so different from every other level. I think there was even a cannon that you shot yourself out of on one of the later levels!

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01-16-2013, 03:47 PM
#19
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Originally Posted by MustardCowboy View Post
Now we just need Miner 2049er. I loved how every level of that game was so different from every other level. I think there was even a cannon that you shot yourself out of on one of the later levels!
I'm waiting for Drol.
01-16-2013, 03:53 PM
#20
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
Damnit, I just realized this isn't universal. dfuihdsfhdsjfhhdg
What? Premium price and not universal? Well, that is a showstopper for me. Kind of wish there was a modern day version of this game.

Jumpman though, I would love. Hope they come out with it, but make it universal at least.

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