Lode Runner Legacy

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

All told, Lode Runner Legacy is the sort of game that fails to impress, but does enough things right to be properly satisfying. Even though the levels can feel rather stale after a while and the presentation is underwhelming, there's a huge amount of content on offer and the creative suite adds a meaningful dimension to the overall package. We'd give this game a recommendation, particularly for fans of puzzle games. Lode Runner Legacy is certainly not a must-buy, but it also won't be disappointing if you do opt to take the plunge.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

One part retro, one part modern-esque, Lode Runner Legacy marries much of what made the original so memorable.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

A solid version of a classic, with some nice extras. It's faithful to the gameplay and it looks the part, but it doesn't do anything that we haven't seen before. If you're not looking for a reinvention, then it's a good game to play, just don't expect to be overly surprised by anything.

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8 / 10
Aug 10, 2018

Lode Runner Legacy is a must-have game for both those new to the series as well as for fans of the long-running series. The game offers a ton of levels split in different modes, and being able to create your own stages, as well as play those created by players around the world, make this a must-buy game on Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10
Apr 16, 2018

What Lode Runner Legacy isn't: something new and innovative that focuses on adding new elements to that distant classic from the '80s. What Lode Runner Legacy is: the original game at its best, with added levels, a retro-friendly voxel art style that fits like a glove, and a level editor that raises the replay value sky high… and it's on Nintendo Switch!

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2018

The included content in Lode Runner Legacy is fairly straightforward, but the online level sharing gives new life to the series. If you enjoy the Lode Runner series, this entry is well worth it just for the user-generated content.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Overall, Lode Runner Legacy is both a great game and a very good tribute to the 34-year-old original title. The classic gameplay holds up today, with a bevy of old and new levels to demonstrate that. It comes with a look that mimics a few other titles but it's nice to look at. Most importantly, there's more than enough content here to keep fans busy for a long time. Unless you hate platform puzzle games, Lode Runner Legacy is an easy game to recommend.

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80%
Apr 26, 2018

If you're a fan of the Lode Runner series, then Lode Runner Legacy is a must-have on Nintendo Switch. But even if you're new to it you should try this one out since it offers so many levels to play, a robust level editor, and the chance to play levels created from players around the world, making it an easy one to recommend.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2018

Simply put, Lode Runner Legacy is a retro remake done right.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2018

There’s absolutely no doubt that the developers have pulled out every stop to make Lode Runner Legacy something special. The game’s look is both classic and modern at once, and the inclusion of the level and voxel editors and community support are great modern touches. The underlying question, though, is whether or not you find the fundamentals of the Lode Runner play style compelling or not. If you do, this is probably a must-buy game since I don’t think anything more could be done with that base, but if the appeal of the series is limited no amount of value added effort will redeem it.

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