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Lode Runner

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For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Lode Runner is the classic Apple ][ gold-gathering platformer. This is the original monochrome Mac port from 1984, which still works except that clicking in the main window crashes the game under some OS versions (but you can still play with keyboard control - IJKL to move, UO or SF to dig, D or any other non-playing key to stop). Also includes the levels from 'Championship Lode Runner' and 'Revenge of Lode Runner', which are much more challenging.

Level hint guide can be found at:

Also in this series: Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge, Lode Runner 2

Architecture: 68k

When running on later 68k and/or PowerPC based Macintosh models, keep mouse inside game window. v1.2 image in download is MFS and can be loaded on 128k or 512k Macs running any System version. v1.0 image is HFS.


by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 22 - 12:54am

Hours and hours of my childhood dedicated to this game. I thinks it's the first game I ever played with a level editor.

by Insidious611 - 2014, February 7 - 2:01am

Updated Compatibility bit to add that with the v1.2 image (thanks Gael!) you can now load this image on MFS Macs as early as System 1. v1.0 image is HFS and is probably limited to 3.2 with HD20 INIT or higher. This seems backwards, but is likely just an artifact of how these images were created.

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by IIGS_User - 2013, October 13 - 4:04pm

Thanks, Gaël, nice changings! Smile

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by Gael_FR - 2013, October 13 - 1:43pm

Added v1.2 disk image (cracked by Gael) to the former v1.0 image.