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Lode Runner (XBLA)

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Yet another classic from the days of the Apple II, Lode Runner was a fun, exciting mixture of Pac-Man and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Armed with only a glorified shovel, players had to run and climb through tombs and ruins to get every last scrap of treasure, all while avoiding murderous guards.

Lode Runner has gotten several graphical makeovers over the years, but none have been as good-looking as the Xbox Live Arcade Lode Runner version, released last April. The original gameplay is left intact, but now features 3D graphics rendered in 1080i. This newest incarnation of Lode Runner sports a whopping 220 levels, a multiplayer mode, and even a level editor for entertaining and confounding your friends. Unfortunately for PS3 owners, this particular title is Xbox 360-only.