Lode Runner - Atari 2600



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL60      
Lode Runner

Power hungry leaders of the repressive Bungeling Empire have stolen a fortune in gold from the people by means of excessive fast-food taxes.

Your mission, as a galactic commando, is to infiltrate the 150 different treasury rooms, evade the deadly Bungeling guards, and recover every chest of Bungeling booty!


This Atari 2600 version of Lode Runner is a tribute to the original release from 1983, which defined the puzzle platformer genre using smooth animation and clever enemy AI. All 150 classic levels are here, adapted to fit the Atari 2600's limited playfield resolution.

Avoid the guards, collect all of the gold, and then climb to the top of the screen to escape to the next room.

Good luck!

Lode Runner Box

Lode Runner Cart and Manual


  • 32K Melody-based Game.
  • Features all 150 classic levels from the original game!
  • Begin the game on any previously unlocked level.
  • Choose the speed of player and enemy movement.
  • Choose Apple II or Commodore 64 theme.
  • Use a SEGA Genesis controller for two-button support, allowing you to fire left and right.
  • AtariVox/SaveKey Support for saving your High Score and Unlocked Levels.
  • Passkey support for saving progress (in lieu of AtariVox/SaveKey).
  • Pause the game using the TV Type Switch.


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Lode Runner Poster Included Free!

We're including a free 10" x 14" Lode Runner poster with your purchase. This poster features David Exton's original Lode Runner artwork that adorns the box, manual and label.

Lode Runner Poster

AtariVox Support

If a SaveKey or AtariVox is inserted into the RIGHT controller port at power-on, your high score will be retained, as well as any unlocked levels. This effectively removes the need to use passkeys.

Additional Information

Included with Lode Runner is the game cartridge, full-color 20-page manual, a professionally printed box, and a 10" x 14" poster featuring David Exton's artwork that graces the box. Lode Runner is available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats. Please specify above when ordering or you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick or SEGA Genesis Controller
Cartridge Size 32K Melody
Programming Dion Olsthoorn
Illustrations and Manual David Exton
Utilikey on 01/28/2023 05:11pm
Good translation of a classic. I had this on my Apple IIe and the conversion to the 2600 is faithful, adding some niceties in terms of continuation, etc.

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