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Will you fall prey to deadly traps or unravel the secrets of LA-MULANA? LA-MULANA is an “Archaeological Ruin Exploration Action Game” in which you search inside ancient ruins, seeking out the “Secret Treasure of Life” – which sleeps in the sprawling ruins of “LA-MULANA” and is said to be the beginning of all civilization.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2013
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Playism and NIGORO launch La-Mulana Kickstarter!

January 20th, 2014

Hey everyone,

We've been working incredibly hard over the last 6 months to bring this to fruition, and we're incredibly excited to announce that Playism and NIGORO have launched a Kickstarter for the development of La-Mulana 2!

Pledge your support now by clicking here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playism/la-mulana-2

Backers have a plethora of awesome rewards to look forward to, including physical copies of La-Mulana 1 and 2, a behind-the-scenes artbook, early alpha access, digital soundtracks, and even one-of-a-kind figurines! The best part? We want you, our fans, to be a part of the action.

With access to the alpha access to La-Mulana 2, our fans will be able to give feedback on how to improve sections of the game. The feedback we received from fans on La-Mulana 1 was invaluable, and we want those same fans to be a part of the action from the start.

We want to thank all of our fans for getting us to this point. We can’t wait to share this journey with you, and go even farther.

So please, join us on our journey into the unknown!

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Big La-Mulana news delayed by a couple days

January 15th, 2014

Hey Playism fans!

We’ve been teasing some fantastic news for a while now on the Playism twitter, and we were hoping to announce that big news today.

Unfortunately, we have to postpone our announcement by a few days, due to some unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you stay with us when we finally do announce our big news in the coming days. We promise that it will be worth the wait!

Thanks so much for your continued support, and we hope to have great news for you soon!

The PLAYISM Staff

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Reviews

“La Mulana delivers on a fun, challenging and rewarding exploration experience that is presented with polish.”
Greenlit Gaming

"Beyond the seemingly insurmountable wall of challenge, La-Mulana is a brilliant title that exceeds in just about every category. Art, music, breadth of content, game length -- La-Mulana gets the highest marks. But there's simply no denying that the difficulty, as fair as Nigoro purports it to be, is a major deterrent. If you are willing to suffer, though, you will be blown away. I guarantee it."
8/10 – Destructoid

"Nigoro’s La-Mulana is like Castlevania: Symphony of The Night spliced with Dark Souls. It is long, it is tough, it is involved and it has puzzles that’ll make your brain bleed."
93/100 – Indie Game Mag

"I look back on my time with La-Mulana with plenty of frustration at the challenging platforming, enemies, bosses, and puzzles. But I’m also amazed at the time, thought, and talent that went into creating this experience. There may never be another game like La-Mulana."
8.5/10 – Game Informer

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About the Game

Will you fall prey to deadly traps or unravel the secrets of LA-MULANA?


LA-MULANA is an “Archaeological Ruin Exploration Action Game” in which you search inside ancient ruins, seeking out the “Secret Treasure of Life” – which sleeps in the sprawling ruins of “LA-MULANA” and is said to be the beginning of all civilization. Apart from the plethora of traps lying in wait to stop intruders, there are also monsters on the prowl, protecting the ruins. Head for the innermost depths of the ruins while solving a variety of mysteries, fending off monsters, and disarming traps.
Forging ahead will be no simple task – the further into the depths you reach, the more difficult the mysteries become.


The first run of NIGORO games. Created back in the creators’ “amateur” days and renowned worldwide, it was remade for WiiWare. This is the PC port version.
This game, which originated from the creators’ wish to play the sort of games that enthralled them back in the day – only with more volume – was created based on “that old-time feeling”. The operability and difficulty level are certainly not “new school”. However, this game is highly recommended to gamers seeking out that feeling of total immersion that allows you to go full-on head-to-head with a game not found in somewhat lighter fare.


Please consider this game to be our challenge to you.


Play through the entire game till your fingers bleed, give up and throw it out the window, or get help from strategy guides. The choice is yours.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium 4 / 2.0GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible card, 128MB of VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible card
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
3 reviews
55.1 hrs on record
If Metroid, Castlevania, and Indiana Johns had a love child, this game would be their love spawn.

this game is tough, and ou will need to backtrack alot to find where you have to go after completing puzzles, if you do not like that in a game then avoid it, if you do then get your eyes in full gear to observe eveyrthing in small detail to see what to do to get those puzzles solved, and get your trigger finger going to defeat these giant tough bosses, it is a fun enjoyable game
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
317 products in account
2 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
La-Mulana is a really nice game but prepare to die often because of some badass bosses, normal enemies or , and this is the meanest part of the whole game, dangerous and deadly traps. In the beginning, the traps where the biggest reason why I die, but after a while you get an eye for the hidden traps so you can prepare yourself for it.

The game itself: You have to run around, kill enemies and bosses, collect stuff, solve puzzles and avoid traps...but all that in a really cool way. I didn't played this game for a long time, but I already love it. Yes you die often, but this game never gets lame or something, you always want to continue an go further.

You can compare La-Mulana with Spelunky, the basic is nearly the same, but La-Mulana has more details in it and you can save where you want and don't have to repeat the same level over and over again just because you die, so I definitely prefer La-Mulana.

The graphic: It looks like the graphic of an retro game (maybe NES or something) but I think this makes the game just more lovelier. In my opinion it is the perfect look for the game because it has so much charm...but everybody sees it differently :)

The music: Damn this music is just awesome. It fits perfectly to the whole games scene. It has that special something you want to listen to, really just great.

If you don't get insane immediately only because you die often, don't need super great graphic and want to play a different kind of game, then this one here is the game you looking for.
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
515 products in account
62 reviews
61.0 hrs on record
I officially rename the MetroidVania genre to La MetroidaVania. If you like that genre of game, you will love this game. If you consider a game too hard if you have to talk to other people about the game to learn what to do, don't play this game. You don't like La MetroidVanias and by buying this game you would just like them even less. Seriously people, if I see one more negative review because the person doesn't understand the genre, I'll probably die.
Posted: January 22nd, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
329 products in account
1 review
97.3 hrs on record
This game man, I had a lot of fun with it. If you want to play a metroidy style game that has tons of puzzles and riddles and such to solve? This game is something you should seriously pick up.

If you don't want to take notes/screenshots/etc though? You should probably look for another game. For the most part, all of the puzzles are pretty fair, but there are a few that kinda made me go "...really?"

If you're looking for a good challenge, I can not recommend this game enough. My only regret is that I didn't hear about it soon enough to get in on the kickstarter for the sequel they're working on.

That said, I admit to getting frustrated at the very end and succumbed to having a friend give me a few tips xD After 90 hours I was just ready to be done, ya know? It was kinda frustrating, but as a whole, I still love the hell outta this game <3
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
332 products in account
17 reviews
27.6 hrs on record
If you've ever wanted a game where you absolutely need a pen and notepad to keep track of clever and well thought out clues you find on your adventure, this is for you.
With that said the game is a huge challenge that many wont make it through. You will get stuck on a boss, you will get hopelessly lost, you will be thinking of clues when you're not even exploring.
La-Mulana offers a truly great and fulfilling gameplay experience to any player that dares enter.

The is a remake by Nicalis, the original is out there for free.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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