MURI is a DOS-style shooter from Remar Games and Ludosity. Features PC Speaker sound and 16-color EGA graphics.
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Very Positive (392 reviews) - 90% of the 392 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Luihutin
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
It's a very short (~1h) love letter to DOS-era platforming games, particularly Apogee's Duke Nukem 1.

The price is pretty meh considering there are other games with more content for even less money, but it is a niche retro game. I'd play Out There Somewhere instead if I had to choose, but this wasn't a bad game either.

Basically, if you want to play something short that resembles Duke Nukem 1, this is it.
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SUPREME
3.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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Joprinz[TH]
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Better than Mighty No.9

PS: This game NEED TO have Achievements.
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Wedge
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
Pro: Amazing gameplay (and in a shooter platformer genre that i normally dont care for) No need to explore just rush and find exit, but the more you explore the more toys you get and the easier it is to beat the game. Simple controls.

Cons: Could not change controls. I wasn't fond of defaults but honestly there is only 6 buttons, you get used to it quick. using win10 sp1 (version 1607 anniversery update) the game would not properly shutdown which was annoying.

Other thoughts. Very short playtime (which i personnally liked). Beat in less than an hour. Could have tried harder difficulty but just wasn't hooked that hard. Actually had to leave game running and go watch 3 hour movie in order to get all the card drops.
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louis.gorenfeld
6.7 hrs
Posted: July 22
I'm increasingly impressed with MURI. Although a fairly short game, it offers a lot of replay value in the form of exploration and many difficulty settings. While experienced platformer fans will more or less breeze through it on Normal, try it on Hard or.. MURI difficulty! The difficulties also seem well balanced. All in all, it is probably a better game than Duke 1, with levels that are less maze-like and more logically laid-out. Though, that's not to say they are linear. Hell, for four bucks, grab it. If you liked those old Apogee games or stuff like Thexder, I think you will dig this one. I hope they produce a sequel some day.
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TrueWOPR
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 17
Bought the game for 30c with a 90% off cupon.
had a decent amount of fun with its simplicity while listening to podcasts
Short enough as it was, beat 2/4 episodes already.
Sell the trading card drops from it for 42c.

Yup, just made 12c profit for enjoying a game.
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Bassem
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 13
A faithful callback to Keen 1 or Nukem 1

Muri is Japanese for "impossible". It's also the name of the highest difficulty setting in the game. But it's not one of those ultra-hard platformers. Instead, it's just a small and well made package.
There are 4 episodes of 5 levels each. I couldn't tell you the story because I skipped through it.

What I enjoyed
  • Non-linear levels that encourage exploring everywhere for pickups and secrets.
  • Simple, useful weapon upgrades.
  • Good difficulty curve.
  • The player character is a reluctant middle-aged, slightly overweight woman in a power suit. Sure, why not?
  • Boss battles that aren't annoying.
  • EGA look with some modern options for convenience. Make sure to set for graphics upscaling and smooth 32-bit scrolling.
  • Oooh it does this thing where if you're facing left/right and you shoot in that direction and while shooting you move in the other direction, you walk backwards while maintaining your aim. Very handy!
What I didn't like
  • My biggest gripe is not being able to change keyboard controls. It comes with several schemes, but none suit me.
  • Can't save. You can select which episode to play, but you'll have to repeat the levels if you'd previously stopped in the middle of it. (just like in those old games!)
  • Jumping feels weird, like a mix of jumping and jetpacking. You get used to it. (just like in those old games!)
It's nice when a game is content with being good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
A great EGA-era style platformer with modern sensibilities. Having grown up on Commander Keen and Duke Nukem, this was a hour-and-a-half nostalgia run for me. Straightforward and solid platforming, lots of secret nooks and crannies, and some great bosses. The story is a little vague and isn't amazing, but it's serviceable and in a way, that just adds to the charm and drives home the aesthetic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
MURI is a great game. It has a short, simple plot and stable gameplay. It can be finished in a few hours at most, and is a fun little game to play to enjoy yourself. I'd rate it a 10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Got this game with a 90% discount and because it has trading cards.

The game itself is incredibly retro - so retro, that you can't select what key does what action, so there's a very strange way to move, shoot etc. which does not really make sense to me and kinda kills the gameplay.

If you are ok with that, or if you got an Joystick (the game supports that... what) aand if you like those retro games, this is ok for you. I - for myself - would not recommend the game to a friend tho.
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207 of 224 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Do you enjoy EGA DOS platform games, à la Duke Nukem 1? Then check this out. It is superb (and cheap!)
There are a couple nitpicky things, like a lack of a savegame feature and the way your guy stays facing the same way as long as you're shooting, but nothing terrible. There are reasons for both being there and you get used to them.
Personally I loved it. Over in about 2 hours and a blast the entire way!
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39 of 39 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
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.
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39 of 54 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Get me a Gravis joystick.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Weird nostalgia trip back to DOS games. MURI looks very similar to the first Duke Nukem game and plays like these old platformers that had very simplistic and primitive jumping physics. Because it's emulating an old DOS game, it has no music and very simple sounds because games at the time could only use the PC speaker and had one sound channel to work with.

It's a very short game and it's not very difficult but I liked it. It was a nice little nostalgia trip and it's cheap.
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