Lode Runner

Publishers Brøderbund, Ariolasoft
Developers Doug Smith, Hudson Soft
Release date 1983
Genre Platformer
Game rating

Game Description

Lode Runner is a platform video game first published by Brøderbund in 1983. Unlike later platformers which rely on precision jumping and movement, levels in Lode Runner are puzzle-oriented. It is one of the first games to include a level editor.

Download Lode Runner

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Lode Runner is currently available on these platforms:

DOS (1990)

Lode_Runner_DOS.zip (50.0 KB)

Text instructions (how to play on Windows)

  1. Click on the download button above. It should redirect you to your download (a .zip file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  2. Extract the “Lode_Runner_DOS” folder to your desktop. You will need a software such as WinRAR to do this.
  3. Download DOSBox and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
  4. Open the “Lode_Runner_DOS” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
  5. Drag the file called “LR” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
  6. Enjoy the game!

Additional files, patches and fixes

Lode Runner Manual (Nintendo)

Lode Runner Manual (Mac)

Lode Runner Manual (Atari XE)

Lode Runner Screenshots


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