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 (148 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
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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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 19
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Takes me back to that musty old basement with horrible carpeting where I played all those early '90s DOS games, starting with Apogee and id Software shareware releases like Bio Menace, Monster Bash, and the Commander Keen series. This one nails the look and feel of those games, combining the color schemes of CGA and EGA graphics (with perhaps some subtle liberties taken). There's no save feature, but the game is pretty short and you can pick which episode to start from anyway. No music aside from the title screen, either, but we can let this slide. Good one to pick up on sale.
Posted: June 19
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
MURI is where you play as a Father I think who has arrived at Earth who unleashed the robots upon the MURI crew because the Lifeforce of the planet Mars was absorbed by their son Kojo. Upon the destruction of Earth? You must find your missing wife to meld together I think is what your battling for. The game is a side scrolling platformer with awesome platforming controls a rarity on PC. Works fine on a controller with awesome retro sound effects. I thought the game was old, but its very clever, its a new game made to look like an old game and it does this 100% awesome. While not long its a good ride with simple controls that work making it easy to pick up and play anytime. This game is made more awesome by having lingonberries in it if you "Activate Sweden". The game is as short or as long as you want to make it, there is a stat on screen telling you when you find 100% of the treasures on a map which makes it fun to just keep playing until you find em all, or you can just skip ahead if you want.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $4.99
Posted: June 22
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
MURI is made out of pure nostalgia. If you played alot of late 80s-early90s DOS games, this one will take you back and you'll swear you saw it somewhere once before, many years ago. Gameplay is tight. Levels are well designed. Graphics are pixel perfect to the era and so is the soundtrack.
Posted: July 8
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
A game that brings you back if you ever had the chance to play any dos games like this, then MURI is a treat for you :)
It was released on steam 2013, and I thought to my self. "Meh why not" And then it just was there in my library, waiting... and now 2014 I played it from the start to end and I found my self eating the story line fully!

The storyline is well written, and far from too long nor too short
The classic graphics is nothing to complain about as the developers made sure not to go too far with it.
and "bleep boop♪" Classic sfx ingame just to die for.

I reccomend this game to any person who needs a small vacation from their Fps and just kick back and sit with a controller in your hand as you engulf your self into the story of MURI

10/10
From Lyh Flare :8bitheart:
Posted: July 13
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
This old-style game has you trying to find out why Mars has disappeared, and as you run and gun across the four episodes you discover the answers via cut scenes.

As a platform/shooter (with its slower pace) it is like playing the DOS games of old and with about 2 hours worth of play, the game is a short one, but it has lots of secret areas to be found.

The lack of a save point can be annoying to some modern players and the game could of benefited with some music to add a little more atmosphere, but overall this is a little great game.
Posted: July 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Very much evokes 1991-range Apogee MS-DOS games, complete with a 3MB download size.
I wish i could switch weapons, but other than that, I think the gameplay is solid. Jumping feels a bit weird, but it's totally controllable, so I don't mind.
Posted: June 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This game is an amazing throwback to classic games like the original Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Jill of the Jungle, etc. The Nostalgia is awesome, and every late 80s, early 90s era PC gamer should try this.
Posted: June 24
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1.8 hrs on record
I assume this is a faithful DOS tribute..?
Posted: June 13
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1.7 hrs on record
To start: I used to add a header to these reviews, but since it often times made the reviews a bit too long, I've left it on my Backloggery page. Even though I don't think that'll be an issue for this game, I feel compelled to point that out anyways. Besides, it's worked fine so far.

Gameplay: If you've never played a DOS-style shooter before, think something like the original Contra but with more maze-y levels. If you have played a DOS-style shooter, this is pretty much par for the course. The stages are labyrinthean with plenty of secrets; some of which are pretty easy to spot while others require you to dig deeper into the level for something like a switch that activates something at the beginning of the level. I got an average of 95% of the points for each of the levels, with the exception of the boss levels, but that's just because of how the game scores points. There's four episodes which consist of five levels a piece; four stages and a boss stage. Hidden somewhere in the first four stages of each episode are items called cells which allow you to get some extra powerups before the boss of that stage. They're not essential, but they certainly do help.

Bosses in this game are actually really good; certainly a lot better than some of the bosses you'd see in the Commander Keen series. I only played through the game on Normal, but even on that difficulty they were a bit of a handful. The final boss was just plain excellent and a great way to end the game. As for the weapons, you have your standard pea shooter, a rapid shot, a five-way spread, a laser that splits and bounces off of walls, a homing explosive shot, and Chaos which just does things and kills enemies sometimes.

Apart from that, that's pretty much your lot for this game. It took me just over an hour and a half to beat the game on normal with a fair bit of exploration of the stages, but that's a pretty good length for a DOS-style game. It definitely has replay value, especially with higher difficulties and 100% playthroughs, so if you're into that kind of thing, this game will certainly be worth the $4. It's simple and compact, and there really isn't a thing Id change about it. 10/10.

Story: Unlike a lot of DOS-shooters, this game actually has a pretty good story. It's a bit hard to follow, but it's a fairly high-level Sci-FI storyline about the creation of life. Surprisingly interesting and a not half bad delivery of what could be perceived as a dramatic ending. 8/10.

Graphics: Fortunately, the game doesn't launch in CGA resolution; that would be annoying. Rather, it fullscreened to my native resolution of 1080p without a hassle, so that's all good. As for the art direction, it's quite good, even if the MURI suits look a bit like Robo-Bunnies. Apart from that, the world designs are good, the enemy designs can be absolutely fantastic, with the boss of Stage 3 being the big standout. I can't quite speak for whether or not it rigidly conforms to the EGA palette or not, but it looks DOS-y and it looks good. 5/5.

Sound: This is something that I don't think I've done in the year or so since I started reviewing games (three months since I started publishing Steam reviews): I'm not gonna rate sound. I really can't, since the game itself goes for yet another factor of the DOS design in that there is no music - save for the title track - and all of the sounds are blips. So yeah, it feels a bit weird to do that, but that's what's happening.

Overall scores are: 10/8/5/0; 9.2/10. A very solid little shooter that's well worth the money. I'll definitely play it again in the future.
Posted: July 19
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0.6 hrs on record
bloody hell m8
Posted: June 28
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1.7 hrs on record
MURI is an old-school PC style action platforming game. It's reminiscent of one of those shareware games you used to play on your Windows 95 IBM PC back in 1997. It's challenging, fun, and well designed with loads of secrets to uncover and hidden areas to explore. MURI also features a dark and surprisingly engaging story told through cutscenes and dialogue. It'll give you some Metroid vibes, but it's not a "Metroidvania" in the usual sense. Shooting, jumping, dodging, and discovering are the name of the game here. It's short, sweet, and begs to be replayed on higher difficulties. MURI is a great game that any fan of retro games should buy immediately.
Posted: September 5
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0.5 hrs on record
Wow this game really nails the feel of those old school DOS games and with the more solid play mechanics of a modern 2D Platformer. MURI delivers what it promises in style and game play and honestly is less frustrating and more satisfying to play than a lot of the early DOS games it is inspired by.
Posted: June 19
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1.4 hrs on record
A great nostalgic game which deserves a bit more attention. It is short one but the price is right.
Posted: May 17
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4.8 hrs on record
I love this game the art style is great and i love the little hidden secrets that make me keep playing it 10 out of 10 MURI suits!
Posted: April 29
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1.4 hrs on record
A love letter to the classic EGA games of the 80s.

While I wasn't a PC gamer until the mid-90s, this game has a look and feel of a game from that era.
With adjustable difficulty and relatively short and well thought out levels, you won't become too frustrated with it.

There is a story element to it that, initially seems hard to follow, but slowly the pieces start to fall together.
If you like side-scrolling, jump-n-shoot, retro platformers, give MURI a try.
Posted: May 2
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2.7 hrs on record
Buy? Yes.

MURI is a delightfully DOS-era inspired action platformer. The games play much like the original Duke Nukems. While I've never played them, I've seen footage of them and I have played many DOS games in my childhood, and MURI takes me back.

Contrary to popular belief, not all old games where hard, and MURI is actually quite easy on normal difficulty, almost childishly so due to energy pick up and lives. I recommend a minimum of Hard difficulty to any reasonably seasoned player, though Normal is fine if you're just clearing your backlog...you may not loose any of you live.

MURI gets the old school feel perfectl right down the the graphical style, sound effects, lack of in game music (only the menu....and maybe cutscenes have music, and if you so desire, you can play the game in a reduced frame rate much like the games of the time.

You start with an unlimted ammo single shot blaster, and you can gradually get better weapons with limited ammo like rapid fire, spread shot (MRV), laser, or heat-seeking flares. Occasionally, you can pick up infinite versions of weapons which last the rest of the episode, or at least the level. The goal of the game is to get to the end of the level and you can attempt to get all the point pick-ups and secrets if you desire (and you can actually turn around and get them if you missed them! Take that modern game design!). Each episode ends with a boss.

At the end of the day, MURI doesn't necessarily do anything remarkable - tons of old games have done something like this and games have advanced well beyond the DOS era. But MURI is a newly made game that gets the retro-style gameplay and appearance perfectly and is a no brainer for anybody who enjoyed PC gaming from the late-80s and early 90s.
Posted: August 4
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1.5 hrs on record
Very fun, although pretty short.
It doesn't take very long to beat, about an hour or two if you're really good.
The levels are pretty standard DOS platformer stuff, although not in a bad way. Very Commander Keen/Duke Nukem-esque.
Blasting stuff is very fun. The weapons feel nice and the direction-stick ability is pretty useful.
Overall, I give it an 8/10.
Posted: May 14
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6.0 hrs on record
This game is freakin' amazing. It's like a brand new blast from the past. Very well made!
Posted: June 21
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1.3 hrs on record
excellent game, really short tho they should do a sequel or a free dlc
Posted: June 29
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