La Mulana is many things: a homage to the MSX system, the Indiana Jones Metroidvania game I always wanted, fiendishly difficult, beautifully designed. Now that the enhanced Wiiware version finally has its PC release, available at Playism for $14.99, I’ve settled on a new description that should excite most of the people who have somehow failed to be excited already. La Mulana is Dark Souls as a retro platform game, requiring thought and care, and punishing the over-confident. Trailer below.
And here’s a disco-dancing celebration of the game’s return to PC.
I also noticed that Playism, a digital download service operated by the localisers of the game which launched along with La Mulana’s remake, hs Yume Nikki, the dream exploring oddity, available for free. Definitely worth taking a look at if you’ve never tried it before.
Spelunky and La Mulana are the best archaeology games ever.