Excerpt: Is it just me or does it feel like there aren’t many decent platform games being released anymore? I am sure the young’uns would argue that the first-person shooter genre is the only one worth playing, but there was actually a time when FPS didn’t exist and platform games were the norm, kids!
Excerpt: The original Lode Runner is perceptibly one of the most influential, important games out there. In ‘83, the game was released on the Apple II to a crowded market that lead to the near-collapse of the industry as a whole. Lode Runner differentiated itself through its revelatory in-game level editor, one of the first of its kind.
Summary: Lode Runner is and always will be a classic. The reboot of the game on Xbox Live Arcade is great version of the title with redone graphics and a tone of modes to keep you coming back for more. If you are interested at all in the title the weekly deal is the time to jump on what is a fun Xbox Live Arcade title.
Excerpt: Tozai Games is doing gamers a real favor by remaking older games. They build these games from the ground up. Your family will notice this immediately in the graphics, and sounds. Lode Runner on the Xbox 360/PC is the latest game from Tozai Games to enter the Family Friendly Gaming Nation.
Conclusion: Overall a lot to do with this game and a lot of replaying down the road. I'd give this game 4 stars (just hard to please) and I know a lot of people are up in arms over this game, but if I saw it on the store shelve for $15 I would not hesitate. Go ahead and download the trial and I think you'll you enjoy the game.
Summary: Admittedly when I first downloaded " Lode Runner " I was kind of sceptical about whether re-inventing a 25 year old game would work and especially at a pretty high cost. On first impressions I was thinking that it was going to be somewhat of a let down however once I started playing the minutes flew by as I got more sucked in to it’s unique and intelligent gameplay.
Conclusion: But longstanding fans will no doubt lap up what Tozai have achieved with this ageing gem from gaming’s early days – they’ve managed to revitalise and expand Lode Runner while still retaining its traditional gameplay. For retro game addicts, Lode Runner will be worth its weight in gold.