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Tozai Games says Lode Runner Classic, a remastered version of the classic Apple II game, will be released worldwide on Jan. 17 for iOS and Android smartphones.
With all-new features and graphics, 150 throwback levels, and authentic gameplay designed specifically for today's technology, Lode Runner Classic will put a "delightfully retro" Lode Runner experience into the palm of any player's hand, says Scott K. Tsumura, Tozai co-founder.
For those who aren't familiar with it, Lode Runner's frantic action takes place in static, maze-like levels, where a single player dodges enemies while running and climbing platforms to reach and claim stacks of gold. Jumping and shooting foes is forbidden, but blocks can be blasted to access lower platforms or trap pursuing enemies.
Although the gameplay remains true to the original Apple II version, there are plenty of new features to enhance the experience, says Tsumura. In addition to two new game modes (Expedition and Time Attack), Lode Runner Classic includes options to magnify the screen around the Runner and set the play speed super-fast or super-slow. Worldwide leaderboards will track the top scores submitted from around the globe, and players can choose to post top scores on Facebook to show off their old-school skills.
For more info go to http://www.tozaigames.com/ .