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 (205 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy MURI

 

Recommended By Curators

"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"
Read the full review here.

About This Game

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
22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Get me a Gravis joystick.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
If you're a fan of DOS games of any kind, this is a must have. Its very similar to Duke Nukem, so its automatically great. :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A decent and short platformer game that looks and feels like some early-90s platformers (think: Duke Nukem 1, Crystal Caves, Commander Keen, etc.), while also providing a few modern conveniences such as being able to walk backwards and shoot at the same time.

I enjoyed my time with it, but at its regular price of $4.50 CDN I don't think this game provides enough value, and would not be able to recommend it. But if you're nostalgic for DOS-era platformers, or need a chill game to play for an hour or two while listing to a podcast (the game's lack of music and bleepy-bloopy SFX make it ideal for this), MURI might fit the bill. I'd recommend waiting for it to go on sale, as I got it for $0.30.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Great game
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
good game
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Shoot lasers as a pink robot rabbit

1337/420
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
this game revolutionized the indie game scene because in this one both the graphics AND the sound are a$$
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Daniel Remar attempts to recreate the plot of Mars Needs Moms but knows nothing about the movie other than the title and is under the influence of heavy drugs.

16/16 frames per second.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Exxelent dos game! Would have been a legendary game 1989
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
No.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I picked this game up for 39 cents. Not only does it have trading cards (that almost pays for the game, give or take a dime), but this feels like a legitimately old game, reminiscent of games such as Xargon, Gate World, Commander Keen or Duke Nukem.

Definitely pick this up for 39 cents, maybe even for the full 4 dollars, although the original Duke Nuken is on steam for 2.99.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Really captures the same vibe you'd get with Duke Nukem, Secret Agent Man, Commander Keen etc. all the games previously released by Apogee.

Pros:
-Muh nostalgia trippin'
-Good level design with lots of secrets to find
-Decent selection of enemies
-Sound effects are very much like the DOS games back in the early 90's
-Graphics are 10/10 would look at them again

Cons:
-Can't choose the weapon you want to use, game automatically uses your strongest one
-No soundtrack, though the commander keen games didn't have one either
-Game didn't recognize my Xbox 360 controller
-Finished it in an hour, so it's pretty short
-Story is kinda ♥♥♥♥ty

All in all I give this game a 8/10. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoyed the sidescroller games released by Apogee.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
So you grew up in the '90s, right? Played a lot of Commander Keen, Biomenace, Duke Nukem (the first two) and all sorts of other twodimensional platformers? Or at least you're hip and nerdy enough to honestly appreciate those kind of games?


Well, here's your chance to relive that particular place in time and space with a new adventure! Play MURI for ten seconds and you'll be thrown back immediately (actually you don't even need those ten seconds - just look at the intro screen and listen to the theme music), and ever now and then you get surprised by some more modern contraptions.

The controls are fine and work perfectly. Don't be put off by the lack of save game or map options, the levels aren't that big and the game isn't that long. You'll manage. The only thing I thing that should have been included is the option for the player to choose their own weapon type instead of automatic assignment. Not exactly sure why the devs choose to do otherwise, but oh well.

The level design is fun and does the one thing right that so many games do wrong nowadays: you can fully backtrack every part of the level at your own pace and leisure to get all those hidden secrets and goodies.

The enemies are the most interesting part of this short little hommage to the oldschool platforming era. They're quite original in design and behaviour and they fit the weird SciFi storyline perfectly imho. Can't say much more about it without spoiling it though, you'll need to experience that yourself.


Get this game (especially when it's on sale, at the time of writing it's as low as €0.39) and enjoy your one or two hours of well executed retro fun. I know for sure I did.
Was this review helpful? Yes No