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Classic Lode Runner Hits Android, Remains True to Apple II Version

Lode Runner

So, I am not going to lie – I have never played Lode Runner. I have also never touched an Apple II. For God’s sake, the first console experience I remember is my brother’s Super Nintendo. I’m a 90s baby. Anyways, if you want a serious blast from the past, the official Lode Runner classic, complete with 150 levels, is now on Google Play for $2.99. 

With two game modes, worldwide leaderboards, brand new magnification effect, and even a full instructional on how to play for no0bs like me, this should certainly make you feel right at home in the early 80s again.

Play Link ($2.99)

  • Jonathan Hall

    If only it was Lode Runner the Legend Returns

  • Tom Z

    I remember playing this on the Atari Computer. But, $2.99 for an 8 bit game today, I don’t know…

  • Chris

    Yeah, who needed an Apple II to play this?! C64 all the way back then.

  • kwubba

    If you really want to experience it download the Candy Apple Emulator, and get the old roms…I have Wizardy I,II Bards Tale, Bilestoad, Starblazer….all the good ones…damn those were some good days!

  • Russ

    I remember playing that game for hours and would love to play it again but $2.99? Come on!

  • My first console was the NES, came with Super Mario Bros 3 and Dr Mario and a strategy guide from Nintendo Power, but my first ever game was Super Mario Bros

    • MattInPDX

      You guys are young, my first console was a Coleco Vision.

      • Spongehead

        I’ll see your ColecoVision and raise you…Intellivision!

        • Tom Z

          I see your Intellivision and raise you to Atari 2600!

          • Chris Hollenbeck

            Arcade games (before they came into the living room)
            Space Invaders for hours….

          • Tom Z

            Yes! I do remember dropping those Quarters…

  • Austin Baker

    The real version is on the play store for free

    • PhoenixPath

      Thanks for the link!


  • Droidzilla

    Whereas the nostalgia factor is nice and all, I just can’t bring myself to care about old games like this. And this is coming from a guy who still owns an Atari and a Dreamcast.

  • bigdav1178

    …I feel old. My first console – Atari 2600; first computer – Commodore 64. I spent quite a bit of my days as a little kid playing this game on the old commodore, 5 1/4 floppies and all.

    • Da fuq is a floppy? lol JK!

    • socalrailroader

      The Apple II, TI-99/4A and Atari 2600 were all my first computer experiences. I’m 41, and proudly an 80s Old Skool guy!

      • socalrailroader

        I still have my TI-99/4A hooked up, and it still works great after all these years.

  • Lucky Armpit

    All you young pups, lol. I was gaming on the Apple IIe while I was a teenager and I spend tons of time with Lode Runner, Moon Patrol, Pooyan, Conan, Choplifter, Traquility Base, etc. Will definitely pick this up.

    • kwubba

      yes Choplifter…so awesome on my Apple ][+. Good times! Zaxxon rocked it too!

    • Oh Pooyan!! How much time I wasted on that. Moon Patrol was a good one too 🙂
      Such happy memories.

  • JayM

    Load “This was so my better on my C64” ,8,1

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    • kwubba

      LOL…with that slow ass hell tape drive. Nothing kept up with my Apple ][+’s dual floppy drives (jk)..only thing worse were the trash80’s (Radioshack TRS80)

      • Billy Thompson

        Sorry but ,8 indicates the 5.25″ drive. Cassette was simply load.

        I miss my C64, wish I never sold it!

      • Carlton Madden

        Hey, watch that Trash80 trash. 🙂 I had dual floppies on my Extended Basic TRS80.

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  • JDub

    90’s? Damn kids get off my lawn!

    • michael arazan

      Thanks for making me feel old and I’m in my 30’s Tim.

      Isn’t a Load Runner after you have had Indian food or sketchy Mexican food and are seeking a bathroom?

  • Love this game… now they need to port the newer one, too

  • Higher_Ground

    Ah the old iies… number munchers, Carmen San Diego, and of course, the Oregon Trail.

  • Raven

    I wrote my first BASIC games in 1985 including programming on an Apple II at some point and have played this game, but frankly it bored me. I was more in to 2d space combat scrollers.

    Everything old is new again.

  • Guest

    I nostalgia’d pretty hard.

  • moelsen8

    Oh wow you missed out on NES? Damn. I feel for you!