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This is the first game in the Lode Runner series. For other games in the series see the Lode Runner category.

Box artwork for Lode Runner.
Lode Runner
Developer(s)Irem
Publisher(s)Irem
Year released1984
System(s)Arcade
Followed byLode Runner II - The Bungeling Strikes Back
SeriesLode Runner
Japanese titleロードランナー
Genre(s)Action
Players1-2
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
LinksLode Runner (Arcade) ChannelSearchSearch

In 1984, Irem developed an arcade conversion of Lode Runner which contained 24 selected levels from the 150 original levels. In addition to adding a lot of detail and animation to the traditionally simple graphics of the game, Irem expanded the game play by hiding enemies in certain blocks which, if uncovered, join in the fight against the player. Bonus points can be earned for landing on enemies' heads.

Irem brought many of their arcade inspired levels to the Famicom Disk System under the names Super Lode Runner and Super Lode Runner II.

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