Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

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Lode Runner: The Legend Returns
Publisher: Patra
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (32 tracks)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-25101G

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (ロードランナー レジェンド・リターンズ) is an entry in the Lode Runner series. It is the first of several titles to be developed by Presage Software, others being Lode Runner Extra, Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge and Lode Runner 2. Initially released for DOS/Windows PCs and Macintosh computers in 1994, it was ported to the Sega Saturn in 1996 and published by Patra in Japan.

Unlike previous sequels to Lode Runner (such as Championship Lode Runner), The Legend Returns extends the basic formula of the first game by adding a variety of new tools such as drills and bombs, as well as teleporters. It retains the level editor, but also adds support for two players.

The Saturn version of Lode Runner: The Legend Retruns was not released outside of Japan.

Magazine articles

Main article: Lode Runner: The Legend Returns/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


SSM JP 19960510 1996-08.pdf

Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #22: "1996-08 (1996-05-10, 24)" (1996-04-26)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №378, p30
60 №1996-04, p226[1]
62 №, p14Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[2]
Sega Saturn
Based on
3 reviews

Saturn, JP
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  1. File:SSM_JP_19960308_1996-04.pdf, page 228
  2. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 16

Lode Runner games for Sega systems
Lode Runner (1984) | Championship Lode Runner (1985) | Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (1996) | Lode Runner Extra (1997)