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 (289 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
26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Muri is one of the best "retro games" I've ever played, but I don't think I could recommend it to someone who didn't live through the EGA era. Though if you did, it's the best two hours you'll spend today.
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17 of 18 people (94%) 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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33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Get me a Gravis joystick.
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11 of 11 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.1 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 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Pretty fun DOS style shooter!
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Coming on 4 flopies* its epic adventure from the futuristic cities into depth of earth core itself
Featuring stuning EGA graphics !!!
8 Way Smooth Scrolling !!!
6 Bombastic Weapons !!!
Tons of Secrets !!!
4 game modes !!!**
Multi Stage BoSSES !!!
Possiblity to run in 32 fps !!!***
Mysterious story!!!
Dangeours Enemies!!!
Various enviroments!!!
4 Episodes!!!****

*for 5¼" version ask your local game retailer
**we call it game modes not difficulty setting it sounds more cool on box
***to be able run in 32 FPS you computer needs to have Intel 80386 33Mhz and 2 MB Ram or better
****for shareware version containing episode 1 send prepaid envelope with empty FDD or with 1,99 USD to our office adress on the bottom of this message
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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. :)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This game is what it claims to be, a retro-styled throwback to DOS platformers, particularly the Duke Nukum line. However, this game is almost painfully easy, rarely a challenge in it at all. Nothing to overcome. Lots of invisible exploration passages, some over-powered weapons, the final chapter even lets you have an unlimited version of the most powerful weapon if you spent some time in the previous levels exploring. The story is... insane. Not well thought through. I'm giving it a 'no', because the game just felt too hollow. Here, after one and a quarter hours, I have completed the whole thing. The story wasn't engaging, the gameplay was light, there just isn't enough meat on this bone to make me able to recommend it.

HOWEVER, if you're alright with a platformer on the easy side, with a half-baked story, and just want to kill a few hours, this game is perfect for it. If they make a sequel, I probably will look into it. I just hope there's more to it than this one.

Edit: There is also no way to rebind the keyboard controls. That's inexcusable for a PC game anymore, even one attempting to be a throwback like this. On top of that, there is a problem where the game does not exit properly.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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.
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