Lode Runner

Publisher: Software Projects
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Computer & Video Games #41

Lode Runner

It seems only right that the company who brought you the all time classic English platform game in the shape of Manic Miner should now be bringing you the all time classic American platform game - Lode Runner.

Ignore the graphics - they can't be described as the best ever on the Spectrum - just play the game!

The scenario goes like this. You are a highly trained galactic commando on a mission to recover a fortune in gold from a power hungry bunch of empire builders. The gold is hidden in an underground treasury packed with mysterious passageways designed to baffle would-be raiders.

Lode Runner

You are armed with a laser-drill which blasts through walls - but you'll need more than brute strength and speed to work out the many ways to the bullion.

If you enjoy platform games then this is the game for you. The puzzling screens - there are 150 of them! - will keep you guessing for quite a time. And once you've worked them out, you can start designing your own and save them to tape using the game's neat user-definable feature!

Lode Runner rightly has a great reputation as a quality game - and this Spectrum version is no exception.