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Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

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lr-tlr_v1.0_images_dc42.sit (5.15 MB)
MD5: 5264eceec3265fd007dc68dafe3a522c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
lode_runner-lvl-groups.sit (294.40 KB)
MD5: 07646e53492e4e7d786a967898335072
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (112.79 MB)
MD5: 6c15efaaf5f2d669e8caae45fbd1e21c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Lode_Runner_TLR.img_0.sit (4.45 MB)
MD5: 5f5e334b9f40cc05ca1d42eab8ed046c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

This mid-'90s sequel to Lode Runner was later enhanced and rereleased as Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge.

Still another sequel, the confusingly named Lode Runner 2, took the series into 3D.

About the Downloads available here:

The first file above, "lr-tlr_v1.0_images_dc42.sit" (the 5.15MB download) is a StuffIt 5.5 archive of the 4 install disks in Disk Copy 4.2 format. Mount all 4 disk images with Disk Copy 6.3.3 and use the Installer on the first disk to install a clean copy of the original v1.0 release of The Legend Returns, dated 20 Sep 1994. Disks were imaged with Disk Copy 4.2 on a Power Mac 9600 running Mac OS 7.6.1 on 6 Jan 2012.
The second file above, "Lode_Runner-lvl-groups.sit", linked in the second download above, includes fan-made level groups (created by the Mac Garden community), containing original 1984 levels, "Championship" and "Revenge Of" levels known from Apple ][ versions of Lode Runner. It works with "Lode Runner: The Legend Returns" and "Lode Runner On-Line".
The third file above, "" is a zip archive of pictures of the entire box contents, including unboxing shots, all pages of the manual, disk shots, and miscellaneous box inserts. Relish in the joy of unboxing vintage software like they did back in the days!
The fourth file above, "Lode_Runner_TLR.img_0.sit" (4.45 MB) is version 1.1.4, the latest known version for Mac .

Architecture: 68k

System 6.0.7 or higher, 13" monitor, 16 grays, 16 colors, or 256 colors.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2019, October 31 - 9:41pm

Maybe worth adding the CD version and all related files?

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by Jatoba - 2019, April 26 - 1:23am

@mrdav Thanks!!!

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by mrdav - 2019, April 26 - 12:34am

I have uploaded the requested Lode_Runner_TLR.img__0.sit that I originally downloaded from here in 2012

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, April 25 - 3:34am

The amazonaws link for version 1.1.4 is broken.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2019, March 30 - 12:01pm

A copy of the CD version with comprehensive docs is also in the Internet Archive:

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by pamason1129 - 2015, March 20 - 2:34pm

Does this page include a version with the redbook audio music?

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by theos911 - 2012, November 23 - 7:02pm

Is anyone else getting corruption issues with the 1.1.4 version? I recently downloaded it and put it on my Powerbook 190 only to have it complain about damaged files anytime I try to start a one player game.

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by coolmightymouse - 2012, May 7 - 5:06am

I guess the link you provided is a version 1.1.4. That should be good enough. Thank you IIGS User!

I tried the v1.1.4 out and there are some good bug fixes. I'm not sure who the person is that uploaded the v1.0 and put in the description that the v 1.1.3 is less desirable than the v1.0. At least in the v1.1.4 the sound effects seam to be the same as v1.0 and does have the high score option. Makes me curious if the v1.1.3 is really missing the high score roster and using the Mad Monks Revenge sound effects or if it was a mistake.

As far as I'm concerned, I would keep the link for the v1.1.4 version as it may be a more stable and more desirable version for some users. The 1.0 can stay too, there may be something I'm not seeing.

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by IIGS_User - 2012, May 6 - 10:03am

Do you have an option to scan the manual separately for 'Manual' download, using a hardware scanner?

Me, I'm using Acrobat Pro to create them to be uploaded here, but I don't own this manual to do this.

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by IIGS_User - 2012, May 6 - 9:44am

Is this one the v1.1.3 you request (this is the file previously available here) ?

If yes, we could add this to the description as another d/l available.

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by coolmightymouse - 2012, May 6 - 8:37am

Anyone still have the v1.1.3 of LR TLR that was previously archived here before?

I'm curious to play it to see the difference between it and the old 1.0 that is currently here, maybe it has some of the bug fixes that I run into with the 1.0 game.

I definitely love this game, It came with the Performa I first purchased way back. It had the 1.0 version too.