Lode Runner Legacy Launches on Steam

Tozai Games is pleased to announce that Lode Runner Legacy, the newest chapter of the classic Lode Runner platformer series, is now available for download on Steam. Named “One of the Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, the long-running Lode Runner series has been a reliable source of high-quality action puzzle gaming since it was first introduced in the U.S. in 1983 by creator Douglas E. Smith. The latest addition to the series features all of the adrenaline-fueled gameplay Lode Runner is known for, enhanced with an updated Voxel visual style and powerful editors that let players create their own Runners and items. You can purchase Lode Runner Legacy on Steam.

In Lode Runner, players manipulate “Runner” to infiltrate the evil empire and recover stolen gold while avoiding enemies and minefields. The ingenious balance of puzzle and action gameplay from the original game is alive in Lode Runner Legacy, along with many new features that offer a fresh Lode Runner experience to both new players and returning fans alike.

Lode Runner’s fast-paced action takes place in static, maze-like levels, where a single player dodges deadly enemies while running and climbing platforms to claim stacks of gold. Jumping and shooting foes is forbidden; instead, players achieve victory by anticipating guards’ movements, trapping their pursuers, or blasting blocks to access lower platforms. The increasingly complex levels challenge players’ problem-solving skills and reflexes-it’s safe to say this platformer isn’t for the faint of heart.

Key features of Lode Runner Legacy include:

●     Adventure Mode: Sneak through the evil Empire and bring back stolen gold!
●     Puzzle Mode: It’s all puzzles, all the time. No enemies allowed.
●     Classic mode:Play the original 150 levels in 3D!
●     World Levels: An outstanding collection of user-created levels.
●     Level Editor: Create your own levels and share with other fans.
●     Character Editor:Design your own Runner and enemies.
●     Item Editor:Create custom gold items.
●     Online Rankings:Compete against other fans in global standings.

New in this edition:
●     Varying level sizes
●     More technical bonuses
●     Deadly enemies
●     Challenging new AI
●     FPS camera view

About Lode Runner
Named one of “The Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, Lode Runner was created in 1983 by Doug Smith while a student at the University of Washington. The game was not only an award-winning bestseller, but also a significant milestone that influenced many in the video game industry. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, said of the game, “My favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”

In a tribute to Smith after his death in 2014, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish commented, “[He] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”