Momodora III is a classic action platform game with a variety of items and secrets. It's the third installment of the Momodora series, although playing the previous titles is not necessary to enjoy the game!
User reviews: Very Positive (128 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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"Short but sweet adventure starring the two priestesses Momo and Dora, a great retro platformer with impressive boss battles and excellent pixel art."
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January 10

v. 1.10

Changelog:

-Added a new difficulty mode, called "Casual". Hopefully more players can benefit from this, diminishing their frustration!
Note: you need to start a new save file to select this difficulty.

-Easy mode now starts with 5 hearts again.

-Momo/Dora keep their differences related to dialogue and the shop placement for Dora at the first stage. The "Dream Ring" which Dora started with was transfered to Easy mode.

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About This Game

Momodora III is a classic action platform game with a variety of items and secrets.
It's the third installment of the Momodora series, although playing the previous titles is not necessary to enjoy the game!
The game takes a departure from the style of Momodora II and focuses more on linear level design, similar to the first title in the series.

It follows a simple story revolving around sudden weird apparitions at the village of KoHo.
The people of the village send two priestesses, Momo and Dora, to investigate the matter.

Features:
-6 regular stages, plus one secret stage!
-Items that allow you to customize your way of playing
-Difficulty selection
-Several secrets, and more!!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8 compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: 800ˣ600 or greater screen resolution with 16-bit or 32-bit colors
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
A good, tight-feeling platformer that was well worth spending money on.

It's a great improvement from Momodora I and II with better controls and more solid mechanics as well as a more coherent world. I don't like that it goes back to a linear style like Momodora I but at least in this case you can backtrack if you missed things.

I hear a lot of people saying that this game is either too easy or too hard, and I really think these people aren't understanding a major element of the game: the items. There's a large handful of items that you can equip three at a time that affect your attacks and your characters' abilities. With these you can make your character outright broken, or a one hit wonder. The game can be played as you like it, and if Momo is too hard for you, you can play as Dora instead, who has one extra heart, seems to do a bit more damage and starts with the Dream Ring instead of having to find it. I've also heard people say this game is short (as Momodora games always are) but it took me about nine hours to finish doing everything and getting all the achievements, which I'd call reasonable for a game like this. Just running through once though? Yeah it won't take long.

The bosses were all somewhat basic as usual, some even reusing patterns from Momodora II, but I still thought they were pretty fun. The areas are all vibrant, unique and visually sharp, the graphics are as smooth as always and the sound design as well, however I'd say I enjoyed Momo II's soundtrack a bit more.

On the downside though this game has way too many instant kills, pits and spikes sure, but also bombs. Explosions are a one hit kill and this gets frustrating later on when a lot of enemies have bombs. The slightest misstep in some areas can send you into a pit or explosion immediately, sometimes right after a room transition. It doesn't really add to the difficulty either, as checkpoints are usually nearby anyway.

I also didn't care for the secrets. I really did enjoy finding the secret boss and how it was done in general but I found it all by accident absentmindedly and I wouldn't have if I hadn't just gotten lucky. There's also an achievement for saving a character before she dies that I frankly had to look up because I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do (one item having a massively misleading description didn't help either).

All in all I really enjoyed this game, it's a lot better than the previous games and shouldn't be judged by them alone.

buy momodora 3
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This game is really, really cute. I felt bad fighting some of the enemies because of how cute they were. The plot and progression are linear and simple, but that's not a bad thing. It's a hugely competent action platformer that reminded me a lot of Cave Story, with touches of Dark Souls sprinkled on top. The characters are all full of personality despite their limited dialogue. Art and sound are top notch.
Overall, this game is radical and you should buy it with your money.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Very fun Cave Story-like platformer
The game is kinda short(about an hour long)but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment.
While the game is short,there are some occasional sections that are a bit challenging
The story is pretty good even tho it's kinda vaguely given to the player
10/10 from me :)
(UPDATE Feb 14,2015: If you want to speedrun this game,click properties,beta,then old,it will set the version to 0.01 I believe,making the game like it was on v1.06,which is the overall better version for speedrunning)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This game is so cute and calming. The music is really nice and the pixel art is wonderful. Only trouble is enemies and bosses. Lots of dodging and make sure to use a heal fairy asap.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Super cute game with an amazing soundtrack! Sometimes I idle around in the game just to listen to the music lol.

The story is interesting in the "give me more" sense, unfortunately there isn't much to go on. I feel like this game is what would happen if Mario and Castlevania had a baby. If you like Retro style games, great music, and tense combat though... look no further! Momodora 3 is easily worth the pocket change it costs. :D

I also recommend a controller to play this, but apparently Keyboard works just fine too.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Possibly one of the most well crafted platform metroidvanian games Ive played in a long time. Its short, but it keeps the game focused. The achievements are things you can work for by getting better and learning the bosses instead of requiring luck. I just loved every second of this game, and even though a first play through wouldnt take more than 2 hours. I p[ayed through 5+ more times. By the end I could finish the game 8/8 achievements in @ 22 mins. I CANNOT WAIT for momodora 4. My one critism is that I didnt feel much of a difference between momo and dora. While this isnt that huge of a deal, it might give a bit of depth to the game, ie: cave story playing with the mask, unlocking new characters in super meat boy, etc. absolutely 10/10. Buy this game and support momodora 4 if you loved it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
When I found out about the game, I wanted to get is as soon as possible. It was worth the $3.99. The sprites are animated greatly, the bosses are fun to face against, the save mechanic is so unique, the levels are very well made, and, Oh my god, the music. it is amazing how much work was put into this game. I very well recommend this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
For the asking price, the game is worthy of experience.

The audio is great and brings forth a taste of nostalgia. Animations are smooth and the atmoshpere is interesting.

The only downsaide is that for all that it can offer, it does not deliver in it. Much of is has ont he table can be easily overlooked due to its simplicity. It's short and you really don't get to know any characters who are present in the game. And thanks to the save system in play, any obstacle that looks to block your progress can be easily and quickly overcome with trial and error.

I only ask for more utilization in the tools provided. The presentation is great and its really unfortunate that things come to a close as soon as they do.

I'd recommend to the developer that they draw inspiration from the Castlevania games on the Nintendo DS for how to effectively give proper attention to various differing areas while making sure each are does not overstay their welcome. I feel this game would benefit from that particular design.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
An excellent game.

Tight controls, lovely graphics, intriguing settings and a fitting soundtrack all make the game a joy to play. After 10 playthroughs, I'm still wanting more. If anything, the game could have been a bit harder on the "hard" difficulty. Every playthrough was done on hard and, besides the first boss, there never seemed to be a boss that posed a real challenge.

Either way, a great experience from start to finish and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, fun platformer.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This is a decent game that suffers from feeling slightly rushed, as with the other Momodora games. It still has a lot of soul and extremely cute pixel art, and there are some cool secrets to find. It could use a little more content, though. If this game spent a tad bit longer in development it would've been a gem but as it stands its pretty much comparable to Momodora 2, just with a lot more polish.

The combat is fun with the different items that augment your character, the music is great and not as chiptune-y as you'd expect, and the boss fights are interesting (although somewhat derived from other games, I'm lookin' at you Prismriv-I mean Arabella Sisters). This game is extremely fun to speedrun, and it is fairly replayable because you are bound to miss many of the secrets and hidden items. There are also two characters. I played with the hard character because the easy one was a little bit too powerful in comparison. I didn't wanna cheese the bosses at all.

Also, to the devs: the Arabella Sisters fight has problems when you take out the white one first. You can be completely barred by projectiles due to their random patterns when they come out, and then you get hit by the purple beam attack because you can't jump over the huge wall of purple bullets. That's pretty cruel.

Once I noticed this, I just killed the purple one first because the white one is seriously a pushover in her second phase, and so is the purple one in her first phase. This is kinda imbalanced. And yes, I know that you can redirect the bullets by jumping. That sometimes isn't enough. Unless I'm missing something (I never tried to attack the bullets to cancel them, so maybe I'm just stupid for not doing that), I see it as a problem.

Other than that, I give it a momo/10

Also, HellkiteDrake made some music for this game.

That's kinda why I got it.

I miss you Hellkite

Pls, pls com back ;_;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
After playing through the whole game I had a change of heart, this fun little game actually got really enjoyable!
There's a surprising wide berth of items that have a big impact on how your character moves and attacks, and with only three equipment allowed to be equipped at one time, there's a lot of different ways to play this.
Though at the beginning, the defense item is pretty much mandatory if you don't know what you're doing.
It's a cute, short little romp of a game that's really fun and quite diverse for its length.

I still hate how often the screen shakes but that's my own issue.
Well worth the money!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
More like momoadorable III.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Fun and cute platformer!
Hard mode is fair, not easy not too difficult.
Easy mode is TOO easy! :P

11/10 - Waiting for Momodora IV !

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Tight controls, beautiful art, and a tough-but-(mostly) fair challenge. Lots of secrets to discover and cool bosses to fight.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Short, sweet, and fun. The pixel art is gorgeous and clean, with excellent use of color. The soundtrack is fantastic, but it unfortunately doesn't appear to be available for download anywhere. Difficulty and level design are, for the most part, very well considered. There's enough optional collectables that power up your character in different ways that you can tailor the difficulty to whatever degree you prefer. The game can be Dante Must Die-hard or Kirby-easy; it's all up to you. Level design is very Clasicvania-esque in that it expects you to take things somewhat slowly and to carefully consider your approach to navigating obstacles and fighting the common enemies. Boss fights are fun and well designed, but have a little too much health for how simple their attack patterns are. Though, as mentioned above, there's an item you can abuse to make boss fights ridiculously easy. Replay value is going to stem entirely from how much you enjoyed the game. It offers a New Game+ where you keep your items, but as far as I could tell nothing really changes between the playthroughs (though feel free to tell me I'm wrong). But that's okay. It's short and fun enough that I can definitely see myself busting out Momodora III on a rainy day. It doesn't offer any real incentives for a replay, but neither did any of the classic titles it's clearly inspired by.

If you're a fan of classic Mega Man, Castlevania, or Cave Story then consider picking this up. It's definitely worth the $5 asking price.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Great game! Love it! I became a fan by playing the first two Momodora games. Each game in the series is even better than the previous one. Momodora III is especially inspiring to me with it's bright colors and cool bosses. Use a combination of items and run, jump, and dodge enemy projectiles. Visit a variety of really cool environments, and bask in the glory of it's beautiful soundtrack. Really, as a game soundtrack collecting veteran of over 18 years, I can't recommend this game enough, it has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. Thanks for contributing your musical gifts for this game Elektrobear! Many times while playing I got the feeling of a PC Engine CD-ROM game. The cute graphics, tight controls, fun gameplay, and CD quality music are what does it for me.

Play this game, it will be a very memorable experience. It's a lot of fun if you're into old style platformers. Can't wait to see more games in the series. Totally worth the price!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
A very good, quick game. Beat it on hard in about an hour.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
a fun jump'n'run that is challenging but never too frustrating.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
A cute and fun platformer that borrows many elements from the previous two momodora games. While it has the more linear progression of momodora 1 it also has the more simplistic weapons and equipment from the second game. In addition there's a new equipment system that can make you incredibly overpowered or weak as hell if you wish. Even though the game only takes an hour (or even as little as under 20 minutes) you'll travel through a variety of very pretty environments along the way. The difficulty is pretty tricky but not cruel due to the large number of checkpoints. While the game is still very short and suffers from some repetitive boss fights it's still worth getting for 5 bucks.

also the sale lasts for another day so BUY MOMODORA 3
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