Bellevue, Wash.--July 9, 2013-- Tozai Games announced today that the MOGA-enhanced version of Lode Runner Classic for Android smartphone devices is now available on Google Play. With all-new features and graphics, 150 throwback levels, and authentic gameplay designed specifically for today's technology, Lode Runner Classic puts a delightfully retro Lode Runner experience into the palm of your hand. Lode Runner's style of frantic, arcade action is a perfect reason to pair it with a MOGA Pocket or Pro controller, transforming your Android smartphone into a mobile game system with precision control. Lode Runner Classic is featured in the MOGA "Summer of Classic Gaming," a month-long extravaganza of great contests and giveaways showcasing popular retro arcade titles.
Happy 30th birthday Lode Runner! Amongst the celebration festivities (such as a cover feature in Retro Gamer Magazine's January issue), Tozai Games has retro-engineered the vintage classic from the ground up, all while maintaining the feel and authenticity of the 1983 original. Lode Runner Classic combines the series' earmark gameplay and all 150 original levels with modern graphics and features, and is designed specifically for today's advanced smartphones. The MOGA controllers are available at major US and UK retailers, carrier stores and online at www.MOGAanywhere.com. Lode Runner Classic is also available for Apple iOS devices and Windows Phone 7.
For those who aren't familiar with it, Lode Runner's frantic action takes place in static, maze-like levels, where a single player dodges enemies while running and climbing platforms to reach and claim stacks of gold. Jumping and shooting foes is forbidden, but blocks can be blasted to access lower platforms or trap pursuing enemies. Winding through ever-increasing levels of complexity makes for a superior endeavor, but now any one of the 150 challenging levels can be undertaken at any time.
Although the gameplay remains true to the original Apple II version, there are plenty of new features to enhance the experience. In addition to two new game modes (Expedition and Time Attack), Lode Runner Classic includes options to magnify the screen around the Runner and set the play speed super-fast or super-slow. Worldwide leaderboards will track the top scores submitted from around the globe, and players can choose to post top scores on Facebook to show off their old-school skills.
"When the first Lode Runner came out on the Apple II, the last thing I expected was that the game would be alive and kicking on a platform as advanced as today's smartphones more than 30 years later. It's really gratifying to me that so many people are still interested in the game." - Douglas E. Smith, Original Creator
For more information on Lode Runner Classic for mobile devices and MOGA, please visit http://www.loderunnerclassic.com/ and http://www.mogaanywhere.com/portfolio/lode-runner-classic/ For more details about the MOGA "Summer of Classic Gaming," go to http://www.mogaanywhere.com/
Run. Blast. Grab the gold!
MOGA mobile game controllers offer precision controls, portability and great games. All MOGA controllers feature dual analog sticks, shoulder buttons and action buttons, and connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to transform Android phones and tablets into precise mobile gaming systems. The original MOGA Pocket features a slim and sleek set of controls making it the most portable and economical MOGA available. The MOGA Pro features rechargeable batteries and console-style design that is based on the award-winning FUS1ON Tournament Controller by PowerA. The MOGA system includes Pivot, a free-to-download app that helps users discover the huge library of MOGA Enhanced games that are available. Pivot also syncs MOGA controllers to mobile devices and helps organize the MOGA Enhanced games already installed on a user's phone. MOGA's vast and growing game library consists of more than 100 high-quality games, and more than 400 top developers have received the free MOGA Software Developers Kit (SDK) available at MOGAanywhere.com/developers.
The MOGA controllers support Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices. The pocket-sized MOGA ($39.99 MSRP) and the full-sized MOGA Pro ($49.99 MSRP) are now available at major US and UK retailers and carrier stores. They are also available through Amazon and www.MOGAanywhere.com.
About Tozai Games
From the classics of yesterday to the original IP of tomorrow, Tozai Games delivers lasting gaming experiences to passionate gamers around the globe. Based in Bellevue, Washington, and Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Tozai Games is an experienced team of professionals dedicated to building successful licensing and publishing relationships around the world.
See upcoming Lode Runner Classic news at http://www.loderunnerclassic.com/ and on the Tozai Games Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Tozai. To download Lode Runner Classic or other Tozai Games' assets go to http://press.tozaigames.com/.
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