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Romset and title:
batloder Battle Lode Runner
Alternate title:
バトルロードランナー
Software list:
pce NEC PC-Engine cartridges
Publisher:
Hudson
Year:
1993
Serial:
HC93054
Release:
19930210
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Romset
First release:
Mess 0.141 released on jan-09 2011
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Status
Software:
SUPPORTED
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  • NEC PC-Engine HuCARD published 27 years ago:

    Battle Lode Runner © 1993 Hudson Soft.

    Battle Lode Runner is a platform game by Hudson Soft and based on the timeless classic Lode Runner originally released by Brøderbund in 1983. Like its big brother franchise, the game is set in a strange world where players (dressed as space-travelers, or more precisely, time-travelers) must collect all the gold they can carry, and reach the exit in order to complete each level. Each stage is laid out with blocks, vertical ladders, horizontal ropes and stacks of gold, and the looting would be a walk in the park if only foes wouldn't be freely wandering around and constantly tracking down the players. But the lode runners don't come to a fight unarmed and they are equipped with a ray-gun. However, they don't directly use this weapon to zap their enemies to oblivion, but to dig holes into the ground. Beside, there is an important twist to that technique - players can only remove adjacent blocks (left or right), and not the ones directly beneath them. This technique is at the core of the gameplay, and can be used to trap enemies (holes do automatically fill in after a while, killing anything trapped in them), or to access unreachable stacks of gold. Battle Lode Runner consists of ten groups of tens levels each, all with their own theme and time periods (such as Jurassic Period, 19 AC China, 20 AC America, 17 AC Edo Japan, 18 AC France, 5 BC Egypt and so forth...). Although the first fifty levels are directly available from the start, the last fifty can only be unlocked by completing the game once. In addition to the puzzle mode aforementioned, Battle Lode Runner also includes a battle mode where up to five players can challenge each other in frantic death matches (actually, there are three different options - Survival, Escape and Tag Match). This mode differs from the main game in many ways - the horizontal playfield loops around and power ups (such as Speed, Curse, Multiple Digs and so forth) can be collected to spice up the action. Finally, in the Lode Runner tradition, the game also includes a level editor.

    TECHNICAL
    HuCARD
    Cartridge ID: HC93054

    TRIVIA
    Battle Lode Runner was released on February 10, 1993 in Japan.

    Reviews:
    [FR] April 1993 - Consoles + No. 19: 79/100

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    Passwords:
    The first fifty levels are directly available from the game's options. However, if you complete the fiftieth stage, you will then been awarded with the staff roll and unlock fifty new levels ! Here are some passwords to access these stages:
    Level 51 - 4ZLEART2WF
    Level 61 - B9JG9CYHS2
    Level 71 - 4V5WWRQXN8
    Level 80 - BU49N2BTXU
    Level 91 - 9PQP73VPUS
    Level 100 - FAG6MQ6VQN

    SERIES
    • Lode Runner (1983)
    • Lode Runner - The Bungeling Strikes Back (1984)
    • Championship Lode Runner [Model HFC-CR] (1985, Nintendo Famicom)
    • Championship Lode Runner [Model HBS-G047C] (1985, MSX)
    • Championship Lode Runner [Sega My Card] [Model C-57] (1985, SG-1000)
    • Championship Lode Runner (1985, FM-7)
    • Lode Runner - Majin No Fukkatsu (1985)
    • Lode Runner II [Model HBS-G039C] (1985, MSX)
    • Lode Runner's Rescue (1985, Commodore C64)
    • Lode Runner - Teikoku Kara no Dasshutsu (1986)
    • Super Lode Runner [Model IFD-SLR] (1987, Nintendo Famicom Disk System)
    • Super Lode Runner [Model IM-03] (1987, MSX 2)
    • Hyper Lode Runner [Model DMG-HLA] (1989, Nintendo Game Boy)
    • Lode Runner - Lost Labyrinth [Model PV1004] (1990, NEC PC-Engine)
    • Battle Lode Runner [Model HC93054] (1993, NEC PC Engine)
    • Lode Runner Twin - Justy to Liberty no Daibouken [Model SHVC-7Z] (1994, Super Famicom)
    • Lode Runner - The Legend Returns (1994, Windows)
    • Lode Runner On-Line - The Mad Monks' Revenge (1995, PC [MS Windows 95])
    • Lode Runner - The Legend Returns [Model T-25101G] (1996, Sega Saturn)
    • Lode Runner 2 (1998, PC [Windows 95])
    • Power Lode Runner [Model SHVC-BPLJ-JPN] (1999, Super Famicom)
    • Lode Runner 3-D [Model NUS-NLRJ-JPN] (1999, Nintendo 64)
    • Lode Runner for WonderSwan [Model SWJ-BPR004] (2000, Bandai WonderSwan)
    • Lode Runner - Domdom Dan no Yabou [Model DMG-BXLJ-JPN] (2000, Nintendo Game Boy Colors)
    • Lode Runner 2 [SuperLite 1500 Series] [Model SLPM-86460] (2000, Sony PlayStation)
    • Lode Runner - The Dig Fight (2000)
    • Lode Runner [Model AGB-A39J-JPN] (2003, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
    • Cubic Lode Runner [Hudson Selection Vol.1] [Model DOL-GQRJ-JPN] (2003, Nintendo GameCube)
    • Cubic Lode Runner [Hudson Selection Vol.1] [Model SLPM-62404] (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)

    STAFF
    Program: Yoshihiro Itami
    Game Design: Keigo Yasuda, Boo Ueda
    Character Design: Denden
    Graphic Design: Yasuhiro Ichizawa
    Opening Design: Shigeki Fujiwara
    Sound Design: Jin W. (WSS)
    Map Design: H. Ohta, Yoshihiro Itami, Unsei Matsuzawa
    Director: Mikio Ueyama
    Producer: Mitsuhiro Kadowaki, Masaki Kobayashi
    Assistant Director: Tadashi Ozaki
    Producer: Eiji Aoyama
    Project Manager: Yakayoshi Tanigawa

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