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Lode Runner
ロードランナー
1983






 
 
 
 


IREM ARCADE GAMES
 

Lode Runner (July 1984)
 

Lode Runner II - The Bungeling Strikes Back (Feb 1985)
 
 

Lode Runner III - Majin No Fukkatsu (Nov 1985)
 

Lode Runner IV - Teikoku Karano Dasshutsu (Nov 1986)
 

 
Lode Runner
ロードランナー
FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 31 July 1984
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HFC-LR
Size (cm) 14 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
Hudson deliver an extraordianry port of Lode Runner as their second Famicom release.
Smooth and eternally playable, this is a cult classic of the period!

Standard FC cardboard packaging, 25KB cartridge, booklet.

Lode Runner
ロードランナー
MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released Nov 1984
Publisher Sony
Product ID HBS-G020C
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Lode Runner comes to the MSX in a simple but hightly enjoyable version, developed by Compile.
Not as good looking as Hudson's FC version, but effective nonetheless.

Cardboard packaging, 32KB cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Lode Runner
ロードランナー
SG-1000
DETAILS
Format SG-1000
Released Nov 1984
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-1031
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Broderbund's classic puzzle game hits the SG-1000!
Identical to the MSX version above; also developed by Compile.

Cardboard packaging, 32KB cartridge, booklet.

Lode Runner II
ロードランナー
II
MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released 1985
Publisher Sony
Product ID HBS-G039C
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Lode Runner returns with a new set of (very hard!) levels for the MSX.

Cardboard packaging, 32KB cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Championship Lode Runner
チャンピオンシップ ロードランナー
FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 17 Apr 1985
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HFC-CR
Size (cm) 14 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
With Lode Runner now a massive success, Hudson strike again with a 'Championship' update.

Standard FC cardboard packaging, 25KB cartridge, booklet.

Championship Lode Runner
チャンピオンシップ ロードランナー
MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released 1985
Publisher Sony
Product ID HBS-G047C
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
The MSX and SG-1000 versions of the 'Championship' update were handled by Compile.

Cardboard packaging, 32KB cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Championship Lode Runner
チャンピオンシップ ロードランナー
SEGA MY CARD SG-1000
DETAILS
Format SG-1000
Released 1985
Publisher Sega
Product ID C-57
Size (cm) 14 x 10 x 1.2
Weight (kg) 0.05
PRICE
STATUS
The Championship' update comes to the SG-1000, this time released on the 'My Card' format.

Standard 'Sega My Card' cardboard packaging, 32Kb card, monochrome booklet.

Super Lode Runner
スーパーロードランナー

FAMICOM DISK SYSTEM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 5 Mar 1987
Publisher Irem
Product ID IFD-SLR
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 1.5 
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Irem takes Lode Runner out for a 'Super' spin on the Famicom Disk System.
A great version!

Standard Disk System packaging: disk in case and 32-page colour booklet in outside plastic sleeve.

Super Lode Runner
スーパーロードランナー
MSX2
DETAILS
Format MSX2
Released 1987
Publisher Irem
Product ID IM-03
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
MSX2 version of the Famciom Disk System Super Lode Runner.

Large PC-style packaging, 1Mbit cartridge, booklet.

Hyper Lode Runner
ハイパーロードランナー
GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 21 Sep 1989
Publisher Bandai
Product ID DMG-HLA
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.07
PRICE
STATUS
By-the-numbers handheld version of the puzzle classic, a very early release for the original Game Boy.

Standard small-size GB packaging, 32KB cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Lode Runner Ushina Wareta Meikyū
ロードランナー 失われた迷宮
PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 27 July 1990
Publisher Pack-In-Video
Product ID PV1004
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Subtitled 'Lost Labyrinth', the 1990 PC Engine version is an efficient but very basic and straightforward affair.
Classic stuff, for sure, but it feels very dated - the developer really should have made more of an effort on the visual front.

Standard PCE case, 2Mbit HuCard, colour manual.

Battle Lode Runner
バトルロードランナー
PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 10 Feb 1993
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HC93054
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Hudson are back with a superb re-imagining of Lode Runner for the PC Engine.
Includes a perfectly decent 'Normal' game along with an absolutely hilarious 5P 'Battle Game'.
It's Lode Runner meets Bomberman!

White PCE case, 2Mbit HuCard, colour manual.

Lode Runner Twin - Justy to Liberty no Daibōken
ロードランナーツイン ジャスティとリバティの大冒険

SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 29 July 1994
Publisher T&E Soft
Product ID SHVC-7Z
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Bizarre SFC Lode Runner featuring cutesy designs and 2P simultaneous gameplay.
Not bad as it stands, but the oversized characters and spilt screen make it tough to see what's going on.

Standard SFC cardboard packaging, 8Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Lode Runner The Legend Returns
ロードランナー レジェンドリターンズ
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 8 Mar 1996
Publisher Patra
Product ID T-25101G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The classic Lode Runner returns in an all-new game for the Sega Saturn!
Features new items, devilish traps and absolutely massive mazes.
Recommended if you have a big TV.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, 30-page colour manual, spine card.

Lode Runner 3-D
ロードランナー3-D
NINTENDO 64
DETAILS
Format Nintendo 64
Released 30 July 1999
Publisher Banpresto
Product ID NUS-NLRJ-JPN
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.19
PRICE
STATUS
Oddball '3-D' reworking of the puzzle classic for the Nintendo 64.
Not bad,but not great either.

Standard N64 cardboard packaging, 64Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Lode Runner for WonderSwan
ロードランナー for WonderSwan
WONDERSWAN
DETAILS
Format WonderSwan
Released 20 Apr 2000
Publisher Banpresto
Product ID SWJ-BPR004
Size (cm) 11 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Even the WonderSwan gets its share of Lode Runner action.
Good thing too: this is one of the best video games of all time!

Standard WS cardboard packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, instruction booklet.

Lode Runner - Domdom Dan no Yabō
ロードランナードムドム団のやぼう
GAME BOY COLOR
DETAILS
Format Game Boy Color
Released 28 Apr 2000
Publisher Xing
Product ID DMG-BXLJ-JPN
Size (cm) 12.2 x 9.7 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Snappy Game Boy Color version from Xing, featuring a few minor adventure elements thrown in.

Standard GBC cardboard packaging, 8Mbit cartridge, instruction booklet.

Lode Runner
ロードランナー
GAME BOY ADVANCE
DETAILS
Format Game Boy Advance
Released 21 Feb 2003
Publisher Success
Product ID AGB-A39J-JPN
Size (cm) 8 x 10.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
2003, and Lode Runner makes its way onto the GBA with this cool and efficient version by Success.
Effortlessly blends action, quick-fire play and puzzles. Perfect stuff for hadhelds.

Standard GBA cardboard packaging, 32Mbit cartridge, colour manual.

Cubic Lode Runner
キュービック ロードランナー
HUDSON SELECTION Vol.1
DETAILS
Format GameCube
Released 10 July 2003
Publisher Hudson
Product ID DOL-GQRJ-JPN
Size (cm) 14.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
The 'Hudson Selection' remake series begins with this slick tribute to the 80s classic Lode Runner.
Presents an all-new 3D version of the game featuring isometric stages, and Hudson's 1984 Famicom version as a bonus.

Standard GC packaging, GameCube game disc, colour manual.

Cubic Lode Runner
キュービック ロードランナー
HUDSON SELECTION Vol.1
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 27 Nov 2003
Publisher Hudson
Product ID SLPM-62404
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.15
PRICE
STATUS
The budget-priced 'Hudson Selection' Lode Runner remake makes its way onto the PS2.
If you're a fan of the original game, this is not bad at all. Give it a try!

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour manual.

Cubic Lode Runner [Hudson The Best]
キュービック ロードランナー [ハドソン・ザ・ベスト]
HUDSON SELECTION Vol.1
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 3 Feb 2005
Publisher Hudson
Product ID SLPM 62583
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.15
PRICE
STATUS
Cut-price 'Hudson The Best' re-release of the PS2 Lode Runner remake.
Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour manual.

Hudson Best Collection Vol.2 Lode Runner Collection
ハドソンベストコレクション Vol.2 ロードランナーコレクション
GAME BOY ADVANCE
DETAILS
Format Game Boy Advance
Released 22 Dec 2005
Publisher Hudson
Product ID AGB-B72J-JPN
Size (cm) 8 x 10.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Second Hudson collection for GBA; an excellent handheld compilation that brings together Hudson's two FC Lode Runner games.
- Lode Runner (1984)
- Championship Lode Runner (1985)
Both games are direct ports of the Famicom originals.

Standard GBA packaging, 32Mbit cartridge, colour manual.

 



'Lode Runner' and 'Broderbund' are registered trademarks of Broderbund Software Inc.
'SG-1000', 'Sega Saturn' and 'Sega' are registered trademarks of Sega Corporation
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