Line Runner 2 information and tutorials.
- Game Overview
- Racing Modes
- Heads Up Display
- Did you know?
- Making your own level
- Sharing your level
- Browsing levels made by others
- Bug Reports, etc.
Game Overview | Top
Line Runner 2 is a racing game. Draw a path for your runner through a racetrack of obstacles until he reaches the finish line. Dodge up/down to get/avoid certain items within proximity.
- Draw Path - MOUSE_MOVE
- Dodge Up/Down - LEFT_CLICK
- Pause/Resume - SPACE, ENTER or RIGHT_CLICK
- Volume Adjust - LEFT/RIGHT or MOUSE_WHEEL
Depending on the type of race, the objective varies - such as beating the boss in the case of boss races. Different items have unique effects on your runner.
Racing Modes | Top
Each racing mode in Line Runner 2 can be accessed from the main menu (except Test mode which is launched from Designer).
- Practice Mode - Play missions without having the pressure of time limits or losing to a boss. Custom-made levels are played in this mode.
- Arcade Mode - Arcade-style racing mode through 6 levels with highscores.
- Mission Mode - Complete 18 different missions to unlock cool stuff!
- Designer Mode - Create, edit and share your own (or someone's) custom-made levels. For more details check out the Designer Manual.
- Test Mode - Compiled levels from Designer mode are played in this mode.
Heads Up Display | Top
These are what the icons on the gameplay screen represent.
- Progress Indicator - Your current position relative to the start and end of race.
- Timer - Time you have left for completing the race. It is replaced by a health bar in survival races, and your total score in arcade mode.
- Speedometer - The speed you are travelling at (in kilometres per minute). See if you can break it!
- Combo Display - How much combo you currently have. Can you reach the max?
Items | Top
- Ring - Run into them for speed boost.
- Mine - Explodes when you connect with it, it slows you down unless you have a shield in which case it functions as an attack towards your enemy.
- Apple - Reverses gravity; flips you upside down (or the right way up if you were upside down).
- Pizza - Turns you into Super Line Runner!
- Shield - Makes you invincible for a short while (and gives you the power to kick mines).
- Portals - They come in pairs; going through one makes you exit from the other.
- Key - There is one key in every mission. Collect these to unlock new characters and goodies!
- Banana Clock - Freezes time in everything but you.
- Magnifying Glass - Makes you smaller or bigger. Your mass and momentum changes accordingly.
- Sticky Hand - Makes your line 'sticky' for a short while. Your runner will stick to his line no matter how wild you draw it.
- Present Box - Opens up an apple, magnifying glass and sticky hand.
Did you know? | Top
- Startup Boost - At the very moment "GO!" is announced during the start of the race, left-click anywhere on the screen. The better your timing, the more boost you get from +0 to +20KpM (or +0 to +10HP for survival races).
- Combo System - Get multiple items in a row to build up your combo score. If you reach x99 you get a free shield.
- Unlockables - If 1) you won a race in arcade or mission mode, and 2) you managed to collect the hidden key - your key count will increase. You can see how many keys you have in the unlockables screen by clicking the desk on the main menu. The keys can be used to open those treasure boxes and win prizes!
- Cheat - When you are one button-click away from starting a race, press S to play as Sister Runner. Or SHIFT+S for Senior Runner.
Making your own level | Top
Constructing your very own Line Runner level is easy. Click on "Designer" from the main menu. Once LR Designer has loaded, you can start building your level.
For help using the software, head over to the Designer Manual.
Sharing your level | Top
There are two ways to share your level with friends. You can either export it to text containing its source code, or upload it to Newgrounds.
Exporting is more versatile because you can paste the code in any text medium (email, text editor, etc) and send it to your friends, or yourself for backup. But because it's a source code they can easily edit/distribute the level without your permission. Uploading will only work if you are playing the official LR2 version while logged in to a Newgrounds account.
To export, hover your mouse over the SAVE icon and choose EXPORT. You can choose whether to include the level's attributes, item setup, background image and/or sharing ID. Copy the output code and paste it onto a text editor (or whatever). Sometimes you may get a gigantic file up to 10MB so be patient while it's pasting. Big files are caused by extremely detailed backgrounds or large amount of items in your level.
To import, hover your mouse over the OPEN icon and choose IMPORT, where you will be prompted to paste in the source code.
Browsing levels made by others | Top
From main menu, click on the hanging chalkboard. You will see an interface for searching and sorting levels - that were uploaded by players all around the world. Internet connection is required to load in the results. Click on a result to start playing.
To download a level based on its ID, there is a field (below the sorting options) where you can enter it in. You can also search for levels by their name or author.
Newgrounds users: After playing through a level, you will be asked to give it two ratings - difficulty and fun factor. 1 head = low, 5 heads = high, and everything else in between. You can choose not to vote by simply not clicking on any of the heads.
Bug Reports, etc. | Top
If you stumbled across any bugs or have a specific question not covered in this manual, please contact me - email@example.com - and I'll get back to you ASAP!