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Lode Runner

Lode Runner
Lode Runner

SystemAtari XEGS


Atari XEGS

Release Date: 1/1/1987
Manufacturer: Broderbund
Lode Runner was one of those games that really drove computer, rather than console or arcade, gaming. The game was ported to most computer systems and had an astounding 150 screens as well as the ability to create one's own screens. Not only was the game great fun, but players could create screens for their friends to play. There is something of a rumour that the author of the game only had enough energy to create a few screens and "farmed" out the creation of screens to kids in his neighbourhood. This, supposedly, explains why there are so many initials in the later screens.

Lode Runner became a franchise game and continues to be translated to gaming, mobile and computer platforms today.

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