* CutSong: The jukebox program that comes with the PC version of the game reveals a number of songs that never made it into the final version of the game.
** In the [=WiiWare=] version Good Morning Mom gets used.
* DevelopmentHell: The UsefulNotes/WiiWare [[VideoGameRemake remake]] was originally planned for a Window 2009 release window, but problems stirred concerning the game itself that NIGORO needed to re-work the game and ultimately delay it. This happened again in 2010 when there was a problem on getting the game to [=WiiWare=] and getting Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s approval. It was finally released on [=WiiWare=] on June 21, 2011... [[NoExportForYou only in Japan]]. Due to the decline of the [=WiiWare=] service, it was canceled by [=NICALiS=] from its overseas release in May 2012, much to fans' dismay (and anger).
** SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The overseas release of the game was finally released in July 13, 2012 for PC during the launch of the English-language page for [[http://www.playism-games.com/ Playism]], a Japanese DigitalDistribution store by Active Media Gaming Co. that sells and distributes {{indie game}}s.
** UnCanceled: As mentioned on the main page, the [=WiiWare=] version of ''La-Mulana's'' remake was picked up by the Spanish, Barcelonian-based [=EnjoyUp=] Games as the [=WiiWare=]'s new publisher, and it was finally released on September 20, 2012, and fans couldn't be happier.
** The sequel also qualifies. While regular updates show that progress is being made, it's taking much longer than Nigoro figured. The game was originally planned for a 2015 release (as hinted at by a tablet in the remake), but as of June 2017 a projected release date hasn't been announced.
* PromotedFanboy: The [=WiiWare=] version's credits, note the familiar names in the Special Thanks? [[spoiler: They have Madamluna and LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab's names in it.]]
** Jasmine "Momogirl" Cote herself has confirmed that she is now one of the translators for the US release. She is also on the Special Thanks list.
* NamesTheSame: The Boss in the Hell Temple is not to be confused with The Boss from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''.
* TheWikiRule: There was a wiki which had a mix of database problems, spambots, and absent admin caused. The [[http://lamulana-remake.wikia.com/wiki/La-Mulana_Remake_Wiki remake's wiki]] was always safe, but the original eventually vaporized and was only saved by manually importing content from the Internet Archive to [[http://lamulana.wikia.com/wiki/La-Mulana_Wiki Wikia]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An updated version for the original ''La-Mulana'' designed to work better on modern operating systems was planned if the sequel's Kickstarter reached a specific stretch goal during its campaign, however, the goal to development this updated re-release of the first game was not reached before the campaign's end.
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