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Fans of retro games who also own a modern PlayStation 4 might happy to hear that Lode Runner Legacy, the latest installment in the long running Lode Runner series, has made it’s way to your console.
The first Lode Runner came out in 1983 for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20, and PC. It was a simple puzzle platformer where the player traversed levels collecting these gold items and avoiding and defeating enemies that was also ported to many other platforms, including the NES. It proved popular and spawned many sequels and spinoffs. Lode Runner Legacy is a highly enhanced remake of the original with a lot of new features, including a rather robust level editor. It was published and developed by Tozai Games and released for PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch in 2017 and now has finally found it’s way to the PS4. Checkout the trailer below:
Lode Runner Legacy is out now on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4 for $11.99, but if you act fast you can pick it up for 20% off. Checkout the press release for more details:
Lode Runner Legacy Available Now on PlayStation®4
Bellevue, Wash. – January 29, 2020 – Lode Runner Legacy, the latest edition of the cult classic Lode Runner series, is now available worldwide on the PlayStation®4 console at the PlayStation® Store. Returning to the PlayStation platform for the first time since 1994, the game is available at 20% off the regular price of $11.99 at the North American PlayStation Store through February 11, 2020.
Cubed3 called Lode Runner Legacy, “the original game at its best, with added levels, a retro-friendly voxel art style that fits like a glove, and a level editor that raises the replay value sky high,” while Video Chums commented, “[s]imply put, Lode Runner Legacy is a retro remake done right. The fact that it contains so much content while remaining true to the original game makes it a must-have experience for any gamer who’s thirsty for old-school fun.”
In Lode Runner Legacy, players control the Runner, solving puzzles to regain stolen gold from the Evil Empire’s labyrinth. Each puzzle is a unique challenge to the player’s puzzle-solving and strategic techniques. In Two-Player mode teammates must work together to defeat each level, and their cooperation is rewarded handsomely with prizes impossible for a single player to capture. The Two-Player mode also has online rankings, so play in perfect harmony and aim for the highest score in order to make it onto the board!
Additionally, players can flex their creative muscles in Lode Runner Legacy’s most unique feature: Craft Mode. Players can create original levels, characters, and items, which can then be shared online with players around the world. Share your original levels and characters or play other players’ levels in World Levels mode, and “Like” the best ones!
Lode Runner Legacy includes countless features and game modes for players to explore. Players can regain stolen gold from the Evil Empire in Adventure Mode, or play enemy-free puzzle levels in Puzzle Mode. Additionally, Lode Runner Legacy comes equipped with 150 of the original Lode Runner levels in Classic Mode, as well as several hidden levels for players to uncover. All in all, there are 300 levels for players to beat as well as any new levels posted online, providing players with limitless hours of entertainment.
First released in 1983, Lode Runner’s frantic and addictive gameplay has entertained generations of players, and Lode Runner Legacy updates the classic game for current systems while maintaining the spirit of the original. See more about the history of Lode Runner at www.tozaigames.com/loderunner/history
Stuttgart-based publisher Strictly Limited Games, specializing in the release of strictly limited physical collector’s editions of digital games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch™, will be responsible for bringing the physical limited editions of Lode Runner Legacy on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Q1 2020. To learn more about the limited editions, visit www.strictlylimitedgames.com.