Lode Runner 3-D is a Nintendo 64 game in the Lode Runner franchise. The game was developed by Big Bang and was released in 1999 in North America and Europe by Infogrames and in Japan by Banpresto. It is the first 3D game in the Lode Runner series.
Set after Jake Peril's adventures, he has been living an relatively peaceful life in his homeplanet with his wife Jane Peril until The Mad Monk Emperor of Planet Pandora has finally revealed himself, the Emperor has stolen all the gold resources of the planet earth so its up again for Jake Peril defeat the Mad Monks and finally their Leader once and for all.
The game mechanics are similar to the original - you outrun enemies by using alternate routes, sliding on ropes, climbing ladders, or drilling holes in the ground to trap them. This game differs from the other incarnations of games from the series because of its apparent three-dimensional perspective. While essentially running in 2-dimensional space, the player has an option to move in another direction every so often. The levels are mostly spirals that require climbing to complete. There are five worlds, and each one must be unlocked by finding five cards from the previous world, excluding the first. Each world is divided into five stages, with each stage divided into four levels. The general goal of each level is to collect a certain amount of gold to activate a portal that allows the player to continue. As the player progresses, each world adds new interactive objects and tools, as well as new obstacles. The game is an excellent example of the trap-em-up genre, which also includes games like Heiankyo Alien and Space Panic.
This version of Lode Runner 3-D was designed for the Nintendo 64, which was the world's first 64-bit video game console
of the fifth generation manufactured by Nintendo in the years 1996 - 2002. It was also the last home video game console that used cartridges to
distribute games. Worldwide, approximately 33 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 200 per unit.
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Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game by using the keyboard of your PC. However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these N64 controllers:
Available online emulators:
2 different online emulators are available for Lode Runner 3-D. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Lode Runner 3-D are summarized in the following table: