Season 2 Week 27: Lode Runner – How to Join Us, Play, Beat Your Personal Best 

By Todd Russell Mar8,2024

Lode Runner.

Season 2, Week 27 of Score Chasing begins Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 12:00:01 PST (GMT-8) featuring Lode Runner, the arcade version. This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to join our group and play.

PLEASE NOTE: this score chasing event is for adults, age 18 and older, so if you aren’t yet 18, then please return when you are.

First, let’s learn more about Lode Runner (Arcade). How is the game played via Lode Runner – Videogame by Irem | Museum of the Game (

This raster game is very similar to the home computer game by Broderbund. Your commando runs around a vertical maze of tunnels made of brick and dirt. Use your blaster to dig holes, collect gold nuggets, and escape to the next level.

Lode Runner listing, direct link:

This will take you directly to the official PGM iScored Score Chasing Scoreboard at the spot where you will enter your score on Lode Runner (Arcade). Where can you play? Here are a few suggestions (alphabetical order) but is not a complete list by any means:

  • Arcade – yes, check your local area for barcades, arcades, mallcades, etc. You might have an arcade machine nearby and play might still be a quarter!
  • Various Emulated / MAME / CoinOpsX / etc – emulated versions are allowed, but we do not typically link to these sources.
  • Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch – search the stores for consoles for “arcade archives” as sometimes there are licensed versions of the games we feature available.

Now that you have located where to play, simply start playing to establish your personal best score. The goal of score chasing is not a typical leaderboard high score, be the top score tournament. We simply want you to play and beat your personal best.

Lode Runner leaderboard SCORE entry link:

LIVE on Saturday March 16, 2024 at 7am PST (GMT-8) we will recap the Lode Runner scores, submitted along with kicking off next week’s game. Brady & I will talk about and launch the next featured game we are score chasing at our official Twitch channel here:

After submitting a score, you can (optionally) join our invite-only PGM Discord adult gamer group and become a member for free. To do that, simply contact any member of the group and/or stop by the live stream and tell us a bit about yourself. We’d love to have you, as long as you are interested in playing games more. More information about PGM is available on the About Play Games More page of this website.

Missed this event? No worries you can still compete and submit your scores after the event is over.

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  1. I’m looking forward to this. I’ve never played it, but I’m ready to jump into the challenge.

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