Lode Runner dashes to DS

Part port, part remake, the classic puzzle action game for Nintendo's portable in Japan will include wireless play and two visual modes.

Broderbund's seminal, 1980s action game Lode Runner will make a return on the Nintendo DS, a couple of 21st-century upgrades--glossed-up graphics and Wi-Fi multiplayer--in tow.

More than a port of the 1987 NES version, Lode Runner for the DS will include two graphical options: an "original" mode that uses the 8-bit original's unaltered graphics, and an "arranged" mode that sports somewhat spruced-up visuals, according to Famitsu.com. Two new game modes will tweak the classic gameplay: "Championship Lode Runner" features enhanced difficulty and "Tsume Lode Runner" removes time limits, so players can concentrate on puzzle-solving.

Lode Runner will also make use of the DS's Wi-Fi support, although the multiplayer features were not announced. The game's publisher, Hudson, is aiming is for an October 26 release date in Japan.

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27 comments
faridmon
faridmon

is it that great of a fun, sorry but i was like 0 in 88 so i don't recognize this game?

XNbuck
XNbuck

wow. i loved lode runner. it was the first game i played with a level editor. i wasted many a day just making levels up for my friends to play.

BladeTVH
BladeTVH

Now, how about some Jumpman love?

jakaloper
jakaloper

AAAArgh !!! Lode Runner !!! I want this on Xbox Live Arcade!!! Please, I don't wanna buy a portable console!

1nme4u
1nme4u

i got hyper lode runner for the OG gameboy new back in the day...woot i'm glad to see this on my ds now!

RUSKULL
RUSKULL

I can't remember which computer I played it on, but let me just say that Load Runner was a new game when I played it, lol. Regardless, I loved it! You could also make your own levels, which just opened it up for many more hours of enjoyment. I ended up getting the gameboy version, and was actually kind of dissapointed. Hopefully my attitude wil change with this new version. Sounds interresting to say the least!

s0l0123
s0l0123

I loved Lode Runner on the N64, hopes this is better

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

That was one of the first games I ever played back on my parents Apple II. This game was seriously a lot of fun. There weren't really any other games that had gameplay like it back then. If they do it right, this will be a really fun game for the DS. Someone said that this could be a mobile game. I don't think so, because it needs a little bit too tight of controls for a mobile phone. You would be spending too much time fighting with bad controls to have fun playing the game.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@Gaming_Prince Wow - thanks. I feel old now - lol. It was originally on the computer (forget which one - yes, there was a time before Windows was everywhere and you had a lot of choices concerning computing platforms and operating systems). It was simple, but fun. Hope the gameplay gets spruced up - not sure how well it would stand up now (might do fine - seems more like a cell-phone game to me, though).

resiguy15
resiguy15

....That was the weirest game ever! lol

Gaming_Prince
Gaming_Prince

what is Lode Runner? I wasn;t around during the NES era, and yet to hear about lode runner until recently

Reetesh
Reetesh

GREAT!!! ITs going to be amazing!

jeebs213
jeebs213

i remember playing that on my old Apple II

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

grrrr........ i don't understand japanese

4esth
4esth

sweet, its cool to see some classics getting reborn

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

More than likely cause atleast 60% of games are made in Japan

demollyon
demollyon

is it coming to europe? man, those japanese guys get EVERYTHING!

bart3215
bart3215

I loved that game, hope it does well. I'm gonna have to borrow my friend's DS.

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

this is gonna be awesome people who clame first are losers

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

Why do people care about first so much? And this seems interesting...kinda

phinsfan
phinsfan

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phinsfan
phinsfan

Lode Runner is old, but it hasn't aged with grace, I'd like to see them pull it off, oh, and FIRST!!!

ALLeyesONme68
ALLeyesONme68

first there was a forum page about this yesterday.