"This is where the Mother sleeps. A path of trials, where only heroes that do not fear death may enter."La-Mulana (ラ·ムラーナ) is a Metroidvania platformer video game for Windows. It is a freeware game, and was developed by three people who call their development group NIGORO (formerly known as GR3 Project) in Japan as a tribute to the MSX computer system / gaming console (and includes tons of references to such). You play an Indiana Jones-esque archaeologist who must solve the numerous puzzles throughout an immense set of ancient ruins.La-Mulana is a homage to the 8-bit action-adventures that you might remember from your childhood. It wants to instill in you the same sense of fear and awe you felt back then. The sense that everything is at stake and anything could happen.But you've grown up, haven't you? Your twitch skills are stronger, and your knowledge of Video Game Tropes is broader. Can you ever really go back? No need to worry 'bout that. La-Mulana has grown up too.A remake on WiiWare was released in Japan on June 21, 2011, with 16 / 32-bit sprite graphics in place of the MSX-style ones, among numerous other changes — it was developed by the same three guys who did the original. An overseas release localized by NICALiS was planned, but was ultimately cancelled due to development problems and the decline of the WiiWare service. But, as noted in NIGORO's blog, they chose to release the remake on PC, released worldwide on July 13, 2012 at the launch of the English-language Playism Games website. It subsequently saw releases not only on Playism, but also GOG.com, DESURA, GamersGate, Steam and last, but definitely NOT least, finally released on overseas WiiWare under the publisher EnjoyUp Games.Though if you're looking for the original freeware game, you can still find it (and its English patch) here.
— First tablet in the ruins
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