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River's May 27, 2013 @ 7:01am
Games similar to La-Mulana?
Apart from the Metroid and Castelvania games, are there any games, indie or not, for PC that are similar to La-Mulana? What I love about La-Mulana was the presence of riddles and puzzles everywhere, not the platform features.
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GeminiSaint May 27, 2013 @ 8:43am 
Well, there's Hydra Castle Labyrinth (freeware), which is pretty much La-Mulana for beginners, and then there's Maze of Galious, which is La-Mulana's grandaddy (there's a freeware remake).
River's May 27, 2013 @ 8:51am 
I've already played Hydra Castle Labyrinth. Nice little game, though it lacks the "riddle" soul of La-Mulana. I guess I'm gonna try Maze of Gallious, while hoping someone makes another game inspired to La-Mulana.
doopliss May 28, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
Maze of Galious, the game La-mulana was based off of.

One or two of the developers of La-mulana helped with porting it from MSX to windows.

I also personally liked Bunny Must Die (Another Greenlight Game); which is also a metroidvania with similar gameplay to La-mulana.

If you don't feel like reading above:

Maze of Galious (Knightmare 2)
Bunny Must Die
An Untitled Story
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Valkama May 28, 2013 @ 9:17pm 
The Answer is no. La-Mulana is sadly one of a kind.
River's May 29, 2013 @ 2:05am 
Already played An Untitled Story, awesome game!

By the way I suggest you all to go to play TREASURE ADVENTURE GAME.

It is free for the computer, developed over two years by just one person, it is very long, clever and highly based on exploration! They are currently remaking it in hd with the name treasure adventure world but I do not like the new graphics at all.
Nokundhi May 29, 2013 @ 2:52am 
I *love* Treasure Adventure Game. I can't believe that it didn't occur to me to suggest it.

I also didn't know that they were remaking it. Wow; now I'm all excited~
HK | Wolf 227 May 29, 2013 @ 5:58am 
Unepic is a platformer, but I don't know if it has any riddle. I didn't play it so long.
I played the demo, then bought it lol.
Some people says it likes Maze of Galious.

BTW, I like castlevania, so I'm currently finding lot of game that like castlevania,
La-mulana, unepic... and I'm still finding!
Dentorhedge_of_the_Victorious_Mu May 29, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Unepic was also inspired by maze of Gallious, but besides excellent bosses and a similar character movement scheme it is entirely different. (There are almost no puzzles. It is -fight -level up your character)

A game that is supported by Nigoro (they have a picture of it on there website with the caption of "Pick up game! Hey!) which I have loved is a freeware downloadable dungeon crawler RPG called Demon King Chronicle. You can find an english version on PLAYISM along with a virtual unused game art collection.
Sicris May 29, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
This question more than any other is probably the hardest to answer. Often I wonder if La-Mulana can even be considered an original game or not. One one hand, it copied a lot of aspects from other games, and I do mean a lot. On the other hand, it copied it in such a way that has never really been seen before creating something completely new in the process.

It's because of this that there are many game that are similar but at the same time don't even come close.
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T-wRecks May 31, 2013 @ 6:09am 
Aquaria is a Metroidvania with a fair amount of puzzles, although not in the realm of La Mulana. Trying to get all of the recipes without a guide would be a stiff challenge though.
Akimaye Hiroyorih Jun 1, 2013 @ 10:30pm 
Wow! So many games to try here. I'm glad I checked this topic.
I've played Bunny must Die before, and I really liked it despite how simple it was.
Still, it can't be compared with La-Mulana. If there's anything, La Mulana probally introduced me to other games that do share the same ideas.

Originally posted by Sicris:
This question more than any other is probably the hardest to answer. Often I wonder if La-Mulana can even be considered an original game or not. One one hand, it copied a lot of aspects from other games, and I do mean a lot. On the other hand it, copied it in such a way that has never really been seen before creating something completely new in the process.

It's because of this that there are many game that are similar but at the same time don't even come close.:p2chell:

This is what I truly love about Nigoro. They have this idea of evolving retro games, and I think they do a great job. I mean, they do copy ideas, but at the same time? When I played La Mulana and Future Development Company, I was wondering why I never seen any other games like them. It's hard to pin down, but the general experience does feel unique.
0079 Kai: Gaiden by AquaPlus Jun 11, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
Spelunky if no one has mentioned it yet.
BBX Jun 13, 2013 @ 11:47am 
There were several "Snakes and Ladders" platformers back on the NES, but one as good as this. Montezuma's Revenge, the terrible Super Pitfall, and my personal favourites... Legacy of the Wizard and Faxanadu.

But none really combine the format with Metroidvania'ness... Perhaps You Have to Win the Game, and The Power, but not really.
HellSap Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:29pm 
Great examples! Faxanadu and the rest of the Sorcerion series are great.
Try Cave Story if you like the platforming game with excellent story, but its definitely more linear and less puzzly. Still an epic game, regardless.
doopliss Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:54pm 
Spelunky if no one has mentioned it yet.
Please be a joke post
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