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La-Mulana

3 months ago

La-Mulana 2 unravels mankind’s lost history this summer

It is with equal measures excitement and dread (my brain is not ready) that I tell you all that La-Mulana 2 is almost here. Nearly four and a half years after its successful Kickstarter, the sequel to Japanese indie studio Nigoro's cult hit puzzle-platformer/metroidvania has been quietly brewing in the background. Today, it officially entered the final stretch of development, along with the release of…

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8 months ago

Feature: Castleprime

The 14 Best Metroidvania Games On PC

The Metroidvania is perhaps one of the more tricky genres to nail down. With its very name coming from an amalgamation of two actually quite different Nintendo-based game series - Metroid and Castlevania - quite what qualifies is always up for debate. Hence, we suspect this could be one of the more controversial lists, when it leaves out a favourite game that someone else might…

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2 years ago

Feature: Dig it

Have You Played… La Mulana?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. While Lara Croft is shooting a bear in the face, Nathan Drake is hanging out the back of a plane, and Indiana Jones is squabbling with his dad, the heroes of La Mulana are doing the real work: taking notes, reading patterns, drawing…

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3 years ago

Feature: Pen and paper at the ready

The Witness And The Joy Of Note-Taking

Inspired by recent experiences with The Witness' [official site] puzzles, Robert Zak has been reminiscing about the art of note-taking while playing games. From graph paper for dungeon crawlers to suspicions and clues for Her Story [official site], many genres are represented, with only the noble pen and paper to hold them together.

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5 years ago

La-Mulana 2 Digs For Kickstarter Gold

A sequel to Indy-does-Metroid retroesque platformer La-Mulana was announced last September, so hopefully no-one's going 'La-Mulana 2? Whaaaaaaaaaaat?' in happy disebelief at this point. Today's news focuses on the fact that devs NIGORO have taken the game to Kickstarter, looking for $200,000 for what they describe as "a direct sequel" to the 2012 PC port of the 2011 WiiWare English remake of the 2005 Japanese-only…

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Indie-ana Jones: Nigoro Whipping Up La Mulana 2

The original La Mulana is quite well-revered around these parts, and with good reason. It's basically Indiana Jones as a Metroidvania, only instead of Harrison Ford's rugged charm and nigh-infinite bag of last-second tricks, you're working with your own fickle reflexes and¬†exceedingly¬†mortal tendencies. Basically, you should be prepared to be stuck/stymied a lot, which is part of the reason Adam likes to compare it to…

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6 years ago

It Belongs On A PC: La Mulana Remake

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…

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