In 1993, Presage purchase the rights to the Lode Runner IP and created an updated game called Lode Runner: The Legend Returns. As in the original Lode Runner, the hero can climb ladders, temporarily blast holes in the ground, and fall from any height while attempting to collect treasure and avoid enemies. Blasted turf phases out for a few seconds before rematerializing. If the hero (Jake Peril as player one in a gray suit, or Wes Reckless as player two in a blue suit) or an enemy is in the hole when the ground when it rematerializes, they are killed. Unfortunately, the enemies respawn when killed. The enemies are skeleton monks. As in the original Lode Runner, there is turf that can't be removed with the blaster, and "trapdoor" turf that everyone falls through. New to LR:LTR is sticky turf that slows everyone down. The hero can now pick up items to set traps for the monks. He can only hold one trap at a time, but he can carry four bombs, which are necessary to break through otherwise unbreakable turf. The controls aren't immediately obvious and aren't included in the instructions, but the default keyboard settings expect the first player to use the numeric keypad. Up, left and right are obvious, but 7 and 9 blast out the turf to the player's left and right, 1 picks up an item, 2 sets a trap, and 3 drops a bomb. Two players can play cooperatively or compete with each other. Only five levels are playable in the shareware version, which don't seem to be part of the registered version. A powerful level editor is included. There are 150 levels in this game.
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|Lode Runner for Windows Demo v1.00 (2,117,485 bytes)||1994-08-14||Win16|
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