MURI is a DOS-style shooter from Remar Games and Ludosity. After the colonization of Mars, a team of scientists design an armor suit of cataclysmic power, sparking a conflict between several factions. When Mars suddenly vanishes, one woman sets out to discover the fate of humanity.
User reviews: Very Positive (323 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013

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"It's kind of like Duke Nukem 1 and 2 in a robot suit with slightly smoother controls. Run, jump, duck, and shoot up robots while collecing points. -Sam"
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MURI is a DOS-style shooter from Remar Games and Ludosity.

After the colonization of Mars, a team of scientists design an armor suit of cataclysmic power, sparking a conflict between several factions. When Mars suddenly vanishes, one woman sets out to discover the fate of humanity.

Inspired by the games of its time, MURI is an authentic '80s experience, with the focus often changing between run-and-gun action and more tactical combat.

Game features
* PC speaker music and sound
* 16-color EGA graphics
* Optional TURBO mode!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 1,5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
MURI is a Jump'n'Run that tries to capture the feel of old DOS-Jump'n'Runs. Does it succed in capturing those feelings? Yes it does! The HUD looks just like it was ripped from a DOS-Jump'n'Run. The sound is just like in the DOS-era. And the graphics and the overall look remind me of games like DUKE NUKEM and COMMANDER KEEN. But is the game any good? It'S a blast. A lot of secrets and weapons want to be found and the level design is really good. If you're looking for a game that puts you right back in the DOS-era this is the perfect game for you.
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38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Get me a Gravis joystick.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Earlier today, I bought a game called MURI.

A couple of hours ago, I started playing MURI.

Ten minutes ago, I finished MURI.

Short, but sweet. Good level design, nice feel to the combat, varied enemies. The audio design is meh (doesn't have any music either) and I find the lack of online integration for leaderboards to be a strange decision, seeing how it would've helped grow the community and given the game more replay value, but it's nothing too bad.

As someone who's too young to get a huge nostalgia stiffy out of this one: Best 40 cents I've spent in a while. Total recommend.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
MURI took me by surprise. I was expecting a thrown out piece of garbage when I looked at the screenshots, however here I am again, enjoying another extremely well put together indie title.

Gameplay is very simple, I only died about three times throughout the whole game, but I had an absolute blast with this metroidvania type action side scroller. Plenty of different weapon types, wide variety of bad guys to squish, the only downside I would say is the bosses are really no challenge at all, they are basically just a bigger, longer version of a normal fight.

I cannot recommend MURI enough, however I don't see there being any replayability once you finish it once, and the story mode took me about three hours to complete.

Keep an eye on the bundles as I suspect this will appear in them a lot.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
To summarize it in one sentence, : "ode to Apogee's early DOS platformers".
Everything in Muri - from sounds to graphics to gameplay - was crafted to remind you of those games, and fulfills that goal exceptionally.
There's only one real problem: the game is so short it can be completed in less than two hours ( less if you don't run out of lives at some point or aren't going for 100% completion ).
Don't get me wrong - it's a very pleasant two hours. Unfortunately, once that's over there's no reason to go back - no achievements, no custom levels, no community features such as leaderboards.
If you can get it during a sale or in a bundle, by all means go for it - buying it at full price, though, is something you should think twice about.

EDITED: All right, so it turns out I've missed two things: there is one additional secret area with a hint regarding a bonus boss, and the boss itself - not so much difficult to beat as difficult to get to. If you're a completionist, that's an extra 1-2 hours of gameplay on highest difficulty.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Pretty cool little nostalgiatrip for those who remember Commander Keen back in the day. Controls are nice and solid, retro sound and graphics and lots of secrets all over the place. The nostalgia wears off fast though, for me at least, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who could get a lot of joy out of this game. Seem long enough to last a couple of hours atleast, so considering how cheap this game is.. It's a no-brainer :P And it's got trading cards aswell!

Can't really rate it, that'd be too weird. But I can however recommend it :) Get it on sale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
MURI is a throwback to classic DOS platformers but will it hit the mark or fail ? We play as Adwoa. She is one of the creators of the MURI suit which is like a suit made to absorb life forms. After a failed missions it's up to us to restore balance in the world. So how is MURI ? All i can say this is a must play for any DOS game fans. This feels a lot more polished than the classic DOS games like Duke Nukem. The game is a platformer in which you start at point A and you need to get to point B. MURI has outstanding level design and it's overall a really well made game. The game is also quite short only around an hour long. Overall there's not a lot to say about this game. It's a really fun and a well made game. The only gripes i have with the game is that it's too short. I would have loved more levels. But overall MURI is a must play and with the price tag it's a must buy. I give MURI a 7.5/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
MURI is a pretty fun little game. It's short, simple, and to the point. 2D platforming and shooting. This game replicates old DOS games. I never really played anything on DOS when I was younger, but I've played NES games and retroactively played a few select DOS titles. So as long as you're into retro style games, you'll probably enjoy this.

This game controls pretty well. You only have a few functions, but it's pretty easy and smooth... and I even played on the choppy authentic settings. You jump, duck, and shoot your way through the levels collecting items for points. The game is even nice enough to tell you once you've got all the items in an area, so you'll know for sure if you found all the secret spots or not. Also, it's worh mentioning that your jump is actually responsive to how long you hold the jump button and the rate of ascent and descent is the same. It might not sound like much, but it makes the game very easy to control compared to some stiffer titles of the past. Also, you can get a small variet of cool weapons, each one stronger than the last. There are four episodes and five levels per episode, making the game 20 levels long. It took me about two hours to beat the whole thing 100% the first time I played.

The retro style is done very well in this game. Where some games blend different retro references for nostalgia, MURI really sticks to a fully classic experience. Gameplay, music, sounds, visuals... the works. It's all done in a way that makes you believe it really could be an old DOS game. I love it. The classic feel AND mentality are in tact.

As much as I enjoyed the game, there are a few issues, as with every game. One of them is that... well... it's short. The content that's there is good so I can't complain too much, but a lot of people will be offput by the brevity. The next two things I'm lumping together and you'll see why. No saving and no switching weapons. Both of these things would be very easy to put in. The thing is... they are a choice. Obviouly a game that came out in 2013 COULD have a button for saving and a button to change weapons, but it doesn't. These choices were made to give meaning to the extra lives and weapons you find. Sure, saving after every level would be convenient, but it would defeat the purpose of getting extra lives by reloading every level if you mess up. Plus, the episodes are pretty short, only took me roughly 30 minutes each and it was my first time playing... got 100% score on them all... you'll have plenty of time to beat an episode and each episode starts you with nothing anyway so it's the same as having a save between episodes really. Switching weapons would make you stock up on ammo to beat tough bosses and enemies rather than conserve your ammo and take careful shots with the guns you acquire. These choices are not only for a retro feel, but they also make sense for the game's difficulty. They're design choices... so I can't be too upset about them.

Overall, it's a pretty fun little game akin to the first two Duke Nukem games. If you like retro style games of the 2D platformer shooter genre, check it out. Is it worth the $6 asking price? $4 isn't too bad. It could be a little cheaper, and you can always wait for a sale, but if you're up for trying out the difficulties and replaying it a few times after you've bought it rather than making it just a one time deal, then it's a fair price. I got it on sale for 40 cents so it was well worth it for me. Maybe wait for it to go on sale if you're skeptical, but just don't forget about it. It's a decent little title without all the frills of achievements to intimidate you along the way. I like it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A surprising gem of a game! Reminiscent of old Apogee games like Duke Nukem 1+2; MURI does the retro thing right. Complete with lots of secret areas, weapon upgrades and bonus "score" pickups.

Worth a play-through, which shouldn't take you more than 4-6 hours depending on how much you like to hunt for secret areas.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This game nails the feeling of Duke Nukem 1 so hard that it actually completely eclipses it. It's faster, smoother, full of satisfying weapons and intense combat encounters. There's some clever design elements, like finding cell keys that mostly contribute toward helping with bosses. Every level is full of paths, secrets and unique elements that keep interest up throughout. I started the game mostly carried by my nostalgia, but in the end it held up as a unique, strong title of its own.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Pretty fun DOS style shooter!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Best 2.4 MB that I ever had
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
I bought this game by 25 cents in a certain promo, and it is actually pretty good. The music in the main menu is bad and you'll want to play the game fast, but once into it, it is actually pretty fun to search for the 100% in the stages. I also really liked some weapons.

The last stage is harder than the rest though, and you'll want to play it cautiously, since it is actually really easy to not lose a life in the first three stages.

But it has some trading cards and, if you buy it in a promo, the cards will pretty much cover the game's price, so there's also that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
A surprisingly solidly fun game. As I have no prior experance with DoS shooters (my childhood was spent with Wing Commander, and Lemmings) I also have no nostalgia for the genre but after only a few minutes of playing MURI I found that it was one of the most enjoyable gaming experances I have ever spent less then a dollar on (Thank you steam sales). Although I'm sure having played games like Commander Keen and Duke Nukem 1 would add the nostalgia factor to a title like this it is very enjoyable with no prior experiance with such games. Very much recommended even with it's short length. Addendum: LIKE SO MANY OTHER OLD DOS GAMES IT HAS A CHRISTMAS MODE THAT ACTIVATES AROUND CHRISTMAS BEST GAME EVER!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Bought the game launched it and played all four episodes in one session.
Game seems to use orginal Duke Nukem ( Nukum ) Engine or similar.
I enjoyed the game very mutch.

Game had story too :) without pressing the F1 to read it like usually the games of that age had.
Sounds where also great and controls too.

Ending was bit sad and happy.

I recommend this game for younger generations too what games were like back early 90's.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Short but sweet DOS Game, reminds me a lot of the original Duke Nukem games. Has about 1~2 hours of gameplay depending on the difficulty you play on.

Recommended if you're a fan of old DOS games. Pick it up on sale or in a bundle.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I didn't get to experience much of the golden age of PC gaming, but I can appreciate the appeal of those games. Muri really captures the charm of old PC side scrollers and still remains a satisfying experience to play.

I don't even mind the lack of music. Kinda reminds me of the Atari days.

Also, you can jump on enemies! 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Designed to look, sound and play like a DOS game, this is a paean to the power of the aesthetic. It could almost be running via DOSBox, such is the atmosphere of the game. A platform action game at heart with a lot of shooting, this is a fun albeit short-lived experience. The graphics are suitably EGA like; there is no in-game music and the sound effects are pleasingly simplistic.

Some of the deliberate constraints may annoy those not used to playing old-style games: weapon selection is automatic - the most powerful weapon is always chosen. The frame rate is choppy, but you can make it smoother in the menu. There is no map or indicator of where to go next; fortunately the stages are not a sprawling affair - you can get through most levels quickly if you decide to.

There are some concessions which help make it less frustrating for some folk. There are several small rooms hidden from view, usually with a power-up or scoring items. You are briefly invincible when hit, enemies' bullets are large and easy to see and you can repeatedly bounce on most enemies to damage them. There are several difficulty levels and the cut scenes can be skipped. You have all this fun with no need to add commands like DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM into your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
"It's pretty darn good." <-- My short review to a friend.

I set this game off for awhile because I didn't have a controller to play it on but I was highly satisfied by my purchase. One of the best retro games I've played in a long time based on old DOS games. Weaponry is diverse, tons of secrets to discover, amazing stroyline, variety of enemies, this game has alot to offer. The best part about it is that it is incredibly cheap and goes on sale pretty decently often. Only things I see what could be improved on is that there should be a global leaderboard, seeing as it is an arcade game. Also, I wish there were achievements in the game, because believe it or not that's one of the reasons I even buy games on Steam. After I beat the game I had no real reason to revisit old levels to try and get a better score or discover something new.

Some of the best two hours you'll spend playing a retro game.
8/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Worth every eurocent (39 of them at -90% off)

It gave me about 8 minutes of great joy, more than any AAA title in the past 5 years :P

But seriously - it's ok.
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