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Game Title: Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge
Release Date: xx-xx-1995
Release Number: 1
Series: CD-Rom Era

Description:  Assume the role again as Jake Peril as you journey in the Evil Empire taking treasure away from the evil Mad Monks. As with the original Lode Runner, gameplay involves moving around screens full of platforms and ladders collecting treasure.  This new version adds multiplayer play, with 150 levels to play on. The single-player game has the original levels plus 30 new ones. Many hazards not found in the original are added. The ability to create your own levels is also included.    (From Mobygames description)


Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.

Comments

Lode Runner - I can not download Lode Run ner, the Legen Returns. My computer crashed, and the shop that resurrected it (computer) loaded Windows 7. Now I can not download the 32 byte Lode Runner. Do you have an updated version that I can run on Windows 7? PLEASE

 Kathi  1/16/2011

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