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Average Player Score Based on 457 ratings
7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 457 ratings
  1. 10 (91)
  2. 9 (105)
  3. 8 (107)
  4. 7 (71)
  5. 6 (32)
  6. 5 (12)
  7. 4 (10)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (16)

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  • User Rating 10

    The simplicity only adds to the enjoyment.

    Rated on April 01, 2008 by garey017

    Lode Runner was a wildly popular platformer/action type game that was first released in the 80's. The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding the enemies...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    A classic in every sense of the word.

    Rated on April 01, 2008 by garey017

    Lode Runner was a wildly popular platformer/action type game that was first released in the 80's. The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding the enemies...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Rated on June 22, 2003 by Lee_G_Frankly

    Gameplay- What's not to like, you dig holes, you get gold, and you can blow things up... the 2-player mode is also fun, especially when you are using a home made level. Graphics- they're OK, but it...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    50 Levels of Pixilated Robots, Bricks, Ladders, Ropes, and...uh... Bricks is More Fun Than Previously Assumed

    Rated on April 25, 2008 by DogLion

    I recently purchased Lode Runner on the virtual console. I first heard of the game some 10 years ago, but never had any interest in playing it. If you like action-puzzle games, I definitely would pick...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6

    I played this game when I visited my cousin in Japan back about 15 years ago now... and this is what i remember...

    Rated on June 11, 2007 by mushroomer

    I remember the game being very difficult. You must quickly collect gold piles to unlock the exit from each room. But there were these guys that chased you around and you had to dig holes for them to...

    7 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    For a game with extremely simplistic graphics, "Lode Runner" was a fun game, which was a joy to play hour afte

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by Defender_502

    "Lode Runner" was a simple game from 1983 in which the player controlled a pixilated character that made his way around a play area that bore more than a passing resemblance to the original ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    For a game with extremely simplistic graphics, "Lode Runner" was a fun game, which was a joy to play hour afte

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by Defender_502

    "Lode Runner" was a simple game from 1983 in which the player controlled a pixilated character that made his way around a play area that bore more than a passing resemblance to the original ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Far better than Donkey Kong...

    Rated on July 01, 2010 by wiserat4

    Dear gentle reader, I actually started playing Lode Runner while I was bored on a plane flight from Israel back to the United States. I was super excited to find a 110v outlet under my seat where I c...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    For a game with extremely simplistic graphics, "Lode Runner" was a fun game, which was a joy to play hour afte

    Rated on December 10, 2006 by Defender_502

    “Lode Runner” was a simple game from 1987 in which the player controlled a pixilated character that made his way around a play area that bore more than a passing resemblance to the original “Donkey Ko...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    My favorite game growing up. Better than any other version of Lode Runner.

    Rated on March 19, 2008 by bcsssj

    This game was my all-time favorite game when I was growing up. The gameplay was fast, fun, and never got old. As you get higher into the levels, the level design gets more difficult and the enemies g...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.