Jeremy Parish from 1UP writes:
"You may or may not know Lode Runner; personally, I have many fond memories of talking my way out of fifth grade math class to "help" in the computer lab, where the very kind lab supervisor would usually let me get in a couple levels of the original Apple II version of the game before heading back to learn my multiplication tables. So I've always had a soft spot for the game -- a fondness rarely satisfied by the janky remakes the game has seen over the years. Most recently was Hudson's awful Cubic Lode Runner for GameCube, which made the entire affair an overly complicated mess. The XBLA version, however, is a stripped-down, fast-paced, back-to-the-basics take on the game -- and it's excellent."