Lode Runner is a platform video game first published by Brøderbund in 1983.
It is one of the first games to include a level editor, a feature that allows players to create their own levels for the game.
The NES version (available on this page) was released by Hudson Soft in 1984 (North American release 1986). It has 50 levels and graphics redone in a more cartoon-like style.
Tips: You must collect every box, loot, or gold to make the escape ladder appear and advance to the next stage. You must avoid contact with every other person in the stage. Dig holes to trap enemies or fall through them to reach lower levels.
Original story: You're a highly trained Galactic Commando, deep in enemy territory. Your mission: to recover a fortune in gold, stolen from the Bungeling people by their power-hungry leaders. You'll be running, jumping, and climbing heroically, solving perplexing puzzles. With your laser pistol, you'll drill passageways through stone floors and barriers. To get through this mission alive, you'll need more than fleet feet and good looks. You'll need your quick wits and brains.
You can play this game in fullscreen and save game progress.
Enter - start; Arrows - move; Space - switch modes;
X - dig a hole to the left; Z - dig a hole to the right; Esc = exit fullscreen;