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Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

Available Platform: DOS

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns is the sequel/remake of the original Lode Runner created by Douglas E Smith.

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

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PublisherSierra On-Line
DeveloperPresage Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated2 December 2020

Game Review

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns is the sequel/remake of the original Lode Runner created by Douglas E Smith. It was developed by Presage Software and published by Sierra On-Line in 1994 for DOS, Mac, and Windows 3.x. It was later ported to Playstation and Sega Saturn in 1996.

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns keeps very true to the gameplay of the original, but it enhances just about every aspect of it. Graphics, sound, music, as well as character animations. There is also the addition of a two-player mode.

The game plays as a single screen platformer where your goal is to climb up ladders and clear the levels of treasures in order to progress. Of course as you go the levels become harder and enemies begin to come after you. You do have a limited arsenal that includes bombs and booby traps. You also have the use of a drill, jackhammer, snare traps, and other goodies at your disposal. The levels are each set in different areas like Moss Caverns, Skeleton’s Keep, Inferno’s Playground, and many more. A level editor is available, like in the original game.

The Legend Returns was a successful revival of the original and even snapped up an award for Best Arcade Game the year of its release. Revisit this 90’s arcade puzzle classic. Where my puzzle fans at?

Review by: Tasha
Published: 2 May 2018 10:04 pm

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Latest Comments

  • G.B. - 2021-05-09 - Reply

    Great retro graming. Love Lode Runner - The Legend Returns!

  • Carrie - 2021-05-06 - Reply

    Is there a way to save your game progress on a MAC?

  • Liz Green - 2020-10-10 - Reply

    Any idea if it is possible to save the score on a Mac?