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!
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Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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February 29

A new Momodora game is coming!

Hello everyone!
We have some exciting news for you: this Friday, March 4th, a new Momodora game will be released!

Here's the store page for it!



This new entry in the series, Reverie Under the Moonlight, is a prequel to the previously released games. You can find more on the store page linked above!

We hope you enjoy it!

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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
    • Storage: 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
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[GotR] Gargletea斑鳩
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Some people are calling the Momodora games 'souls-like'

I picked them up because of those descriptions, however the only real similarities, are the lack of spoon-fed story, and some may argue that the difficulty is challenging with a bit of boss/enemy pattern memorisation required to 'git gud'. The narrative of the game is given to you through only a few lines of dialogue, and a few item descriptions (Sound familiar?). There's quite a bit going on, but this game isn't really one you go into for the story, and if you're not paying attention you'll flat out miss the story. Why? Becuase you're playing this for a short, sweet gameplay experience.

Gameplay is great. Huge step up from Momodora 2 (Which is available for free, go download it before you play this to see whats changed), except I'm not a big fan of the linear nature. Momodora 2 had a lot more exploration in it. A lot more.

Nonetheless, great game. Short game (less than 2 hours).
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Girltummy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I finally got it on Steam.
The Momodora games are really neat platforming games with controls that feels responsive and fights that feels rewarding.
Feels like my review is quite useless. But it's just a nice game with music that i really enjoy! :)
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MastemasGirl
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Such a cute game. Short, not a lot of plot. It's still worth the purchase if you enjoy platformers alot though.
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mtl_dan
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Been playing games since 1987. I can safely say this is one of the better platformer games I've played. It has the length of a classic Nintendo platformer (about 1hr to finish) can take an additional hour or so unlocking all secrets and replaying a second or third time.

Very fluid game mechanics, amazing soundtrack, great items to use throughout the game, and just the right amount of challenge. It reminded me of a shorter version of "Cave Story", which is another great indie 8-bit style platformer.

Looking forward to the next Momodora, and any others following.
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Kitsune
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
The commom ennemies are kinda fun to beat, but I beated most bosses by just smashing the attack button faster than they could kill me, which was very boring. The game is not difficult, but sometimes it punishes the player over nothing.

I enjoyed it a little, but not enough to say it was a good game.
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roronoa[GR]
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
While its a really short and easy game i really enjoyed my time with it. The price is low so it reflects the content. Its a really enjoyable action platformer with a few secrets and a little of backstory, nothing too much though. The controls are tight, the graphics are great for pixel art and the gameplay is really enjoyable. I just wish the bosses were harder and the game being longer because its so good.

Get it if you want something like cave story but maybe you should buy it in a sale. You can also try the first 2 entries first, those are freeware.
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Prody
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
If you like pixel art and short 2D platformers, this game is for you!
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Umi
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Short but simple and fun action platformer.

Controls surprisingly feel very tight and responsive. Recommended if you're looking for a fun, simple, and moderately challenging game.
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devlkore
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Quick review to express my happiness and enthusiasm for this game.

I have never played any other games in the series, but now that I have beaten this one, I will be playing the first two (legally free online) and buying the fourth at some point.

This game is short, take that for whatever it means to you, but I beat the game in less than two hours. There is a harder difficulty (and an easier, but sod that) and I have just started New Game+, which supposedly changes some things, though I didn't notice anything different in the first level aside from an additional item slot.

The controls are simple, but very tight and responsive. The item system is nice although certain combinations seem over powered in certain situations (Bosses don't like when you get the 400% damage buff for low health XD).

"Charming" is the word I would use to sum this game up. Highly recommended.
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hotdog Ɛݙ 🐝 Bzzz
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
This is a fun little platforming game, check out the first two which are free on the bombservice site if you're curious how you'll like it.
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KyleVanHalen
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
this is a good game, its really fun and i liked it.
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Unyaa
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
This series rips off Cave Story, but it's a very good ripoff. The controls are nice and the hand-to-hand combat feels right.

If you have any questions, try Momodora II. It's name-your-own price and you can pay like $1. Now imagine it with more polish. Momodora II was quite enjoyable, and I recommend it. It's definitely not neccessary, but it adds to this game
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Zeebrax the Astral Lifejacket
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Like the two freeware gems that came before it, it's a little game with big personality, and a few rough edges that are more endearing than detrimental (think of a cute little terrier with a flopped ear). Despite its simplicity and brevity, Momodora III positively throngs with variety; the painterly vistas, fine chiptune soundtrack, and whimsical enemy roster are constantly shifting, and there are even a couple side-missions wedged in there -- one of which is a hidden boss, no less! The story of this and the other games interlock, but the narrative is still fairytale-vague; there's enough detail for atmosphere and series branding, with the rest left up to your imagination. That's fine with me, though. I've always loved the "rustically cosmic" viewpoint of fairytale and myth, and if it's good enough for me, it's good enough for you!

The physics were okay in the previous games, but one thing I really love about Momodora III is that Dora and Momo have a real sense of weight to go with their speed this time around. They don't hop in unswerving Castlevanian trajectories or anything, but there's a fine heft to their little pixel bodies. You feel like you are actually steering kawaii lumps of tireless, monster-bashing meat, not flicking around passionless digital ghosts that would feel perfectly satisfied in either state of inertia. This game has nailed it where too many indie platformers falter!

Momodora III is the very model of a low-cost neoretro platformer. Though it can be completed in under 25 minutes if you rush, you shouldn't let that concern you, as the game's potential brevity completely belies the amount of fun that can be had from it.

MOMODORA FOREVER!
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chaoswolf89
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Seems cute but apart from some of the music i completed it shortly after getting it. i saw it has an achievement for finishing in 25 minutes. Too short for me and the best part is it ends before it becomes fun. i do apologise but this game is hardly worth buying. maybe a few more levels would be great and better enemies and more actions. i wish i could reccomend this.
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10:40pm
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Cave Story meets La-Mulana?? Ok
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William Shakesman
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
It's worth the price and not a penny more.

Which would be fine but... you have better games that you got on better sales. A perfectly average, perfectly serviceable, perfectly forgettable, perfectly inoffensive game like this is just not worth your time.

Which is cruel to Momodora as it's not bad, but there's just nothing here that's all that interesting.
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Unseasoned Bonetrousles
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Really fun little game! Definitely worth picking up if you like colorful, pixel art platformers.
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vimcless
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
It's a great game.
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Rien
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Cute Arts as Hell

and it's not all easy, litle bit hard.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
While its a really short and easy game i really enjoyed my time with it. The price is low so it reflects the content. Its a really enjoyable action platformer with a few secrets and a little of backstory, nothing too much though. The controls are tight, the graphics are great for pixel art and the gameplay is really enjoyable. I just wish the bosses were harder and the game being longer because its so good.

Get it if you want something like cave story but maybe you should buy it in a sale. You can also try the first 2 entries first, those are freeware.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Like the two freeware gems that came before it, it's a little game with big personality, and a few rough edges that are more endearing than detrimental (think of a cute little terrier with a flopped ear). Despite its simplicity and brevity, Momodora III positively throngs with variety; the painterly vistas, fine chiptune soundtrack, and whimsical enemy roster are constantly shifting, and there are even a couple side-missions wedged in there -- one of which is a hidden boss, no less! The story of this and the other games interlock, but the narrative is still fairytale-vague; there's enough detail for atmosphere and series branding, with the rest left up to your imagination. That's fine with me, though. I've always loved the "rustically cosmic" viewpoint of fairytale and myth, and if it's good enough for me, it's good enough for you!

The physics were okay in the previous games, but one thing I really love about Momodora III is that Dora and Momo have a real sense of weight to go with their speed this time around. They don't hop in unswerving Castlevanian trajectories or anything, but there's a fine heft to their little pixel bodies. You feel like you are actually steering kawaii lumps of tireless, monster-bashing meat, not flicking around passionless digital ghosts that would feel perfectly satisfied in either state of inertia. This game has nailed it where too many indie platformers falter!

Momodora III is the very model of a low-cost neoretro platformer. Though it can be completed in under 25 minutes if you rush, you shouldn't let that concern you, as the game's potential brevity completely belies the amount of fun that can be had from it.

MOMODORA FOREVER!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Short but simple and fun action platformer.

Controls surprisingly feel very tight and responsive. Recommended if you're looking for a fun, simple, and moderately challenging game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
What concept could define Momodora?
Is one of that jewels of indie games who just a few people knows.

Momodora have everything I consider the art and the music so awesome.
The gameplay is so basic and lovely. Maybe just a bit frustrating when you dont know the controls and times. But after that I assure you. You will love this game.

Since the start the intro music caught every sense of your soul with a cute music.
Talking about dificult is very easy at the start. Well maybe not, is your choice.
And maybe one of the bad things is: It´s very short.

Personally I found this game as very entertaining. With at least a few more times to end the game.
I admit I was playing it with Family sharing of my brother. And I has been got all the achievements...

But I bought it. Because I want support the developers. So I´m waiting for Momodora IV
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Short & Sweet
+ Good platformer w/ some pretty cool Metroidvania elements
+ Cute graphics / Nice animation
+ Nice music
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
A fun cute little short Metroidvania.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I was really worried when I saw that this game requires only 50 mb on my PC. I was expecting this to end before it will even begin. What I've got in reality changed my view on simplicity, and made me fan of these series already feeling like a kid in front of NES once again.

Lets start with things which welcomed me in first place. Momodora 3 gives a warm heartful feeling instantly when you see it in motion, amount of details put into pixel art is great here. These are very simple details like: bowing when you interact with shrines, or dirt appearing when you fall from greater distances stunning you for a second. Game is complex with amount of items, secrets, locations and all these are changing the play-style. Although everything ends up quick I cannot say bad word about it. I was trying to get angry on hardest difficulty when I was diyng like garbage. But I couldn't, just the opposite. My sympathy for Momodora grew bigger, it is fair game towards players if something fails, you are to blame not controls or anything else. Soundtrack is phenomenal and it will play for me many times from now on.

I would love to get better grasp on plot of this and lore, soo I could justify appearence of characters and bosses. I Hope that Momodora 4 will be longer!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
This game is short - I finished it in under 2 hours - but it's very well-designed and enjoyable to play. Definitely worth its meager asking price and your time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
A hidden gem, it's a really charming platformer with good replayability and smooth gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
A fun action platformer game. The first two games are available for "pay what you want" if you want to get a feel for what it's like before purchasing this, I enjoyed them enough to go right into 3 without any hesitation.

The jumping and attacking is very tight and I never felt like a death wasn't my own fault. No problems with keyboard or a 360 controller. The bosses are a nice touch, too. I'm glad the dev has been adding more with each entry.

Though short, I think there's enough replay value with doing speedruns or challenge runs (specifically, not using certain items that trivialize the bosses). Looking forward to trying the 4th game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Bit Short, But Very Cute Game!
  • This one here suprised me a lot! It's an action 2D sort of platform game.

  • It has a very cute and pixelated style of the characters and the surroundings.

  • Besides that are you able to choose between 2 different characters, who both have a slightly changed story.

  • It definietly reminded me a lot of this other game called CaveStory! and is totally worth the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I didn't play the others Momodora, yet.
But after playing this one I really want to get familiar with the background. And there's even a Momodora 4 incoming :)

Momodora III is kinda short but totally worth it. After the first playthrough I had (and still have coz I'm lazy) some questions about the plot. The newgame+s are not boring / repetitive at all since you have to discover hidden stuff.

The way you move around / fight is well done, so there's no frustration playing the game.

Can't wait for the Momodora Marathon! :3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Cave Story meets La-Mulana?? Ok
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
The key for this game was indirectly given to me by the developer for review purposes but it will not change the tone of my review

Momodora III is a 2D action platformer inspired by Cave Story and developed by rdein. As the name says this is the third Momodora game but the only one to be released on Steam while the previous two installments can be downloaded and played for free. In this game you play as Momo or Dora, two priestesses sent to investigate events surrounding the village of KoHo.

This is one of those games that can’t be judged by cost. Most people might think of this game as an average indie platformer but they are in for a surprise. Momodora III is one of the best platformers I have played in recent years along with Cave Story.

One of biggest attractions of Momodora III is the simple pixelated graphics. The environments of each stage are polished to the brim and each stage has its own atmosphere conveyed to you by its appearance. The character sprites look top notch for a 2D game and each enemy is graphically different from the other. Though there isn’t much dialogue in the game, the designs of the characters give them some life, especially their different clothing.

Another important aspect of platforming games is the soundtrack, which Momodora III excels at. There aren’t words to describe the music other than it is simply beautiful. Each stage has its own music to go with it and all of them are just jaw dropping to listen to. The music just gets you immersed into the game. Soundtrack isn’t something that I pay much attention to but this game does it so well that I just had to include it in the review.

The gameplay is quite basic. You have to traverse through areas as your specific character, jumping and moving on platforms to make it to the end of the stage while avoiding obstacles. Each stage has its own specific set of enemies which differentiates each stage. The enemies are unique is attacking patterns as well as appearance. In order to counter these enemies you have 2 types of attacks, normal and ranged.

You also have item slots which you can customize depending on the stage or your play style. Items can be bought or found on different stages. Like most platformers, after you reach the end of a stage you face a boss. The bosses have their own attack pattern and by memorizing these patterns they can easily be beaten. The bosses are really memorable because of their uniqueness.

This game also has three difficulty settings Casual, Easy and Hard (easiest to hardest) so you can choose the one that you most prefer. On the easier difficulties you start with more hearts and items, on Hard it is vice-versa.

The only bad thing about this game is that it is really short and can be beaten in 30 minutes! With its cute graphics, fun gameplay and only costing $4 Momodora III is a must buy for lovers of the genre and casual gamers as well.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Hard to give a thumbs up or down on this one - Momodora III is a well presented platform/action game, has a solid soundtrack and appears to offer a good challenge. But for all that, I find myself wondering if my time and money were well spent - its short length (less than 2 hours on my first playthrough, on Hard) isn't a negative by default, but Momodora's gameplay is soulless.

There's plenty of classic platformers around Momodora's length, but these encourage careful progress, skillful play and an understanding of stage layout and enemy behavior. In short, they're worth revisiting, and become more satisfying when one understands its intricacies. One quickly realizes that Momodora doesn't ask for anything so strenuous. Here, players can just make a mad dash for the next healing point (3 screens away, guaranteed), save, and do it again until the end. Stages and enemy placement and behavior are as simplistic as they come, and bosses attack slowly (usually with one heavily telegraphed attack). There is no difficulty curve - if you can get through the first five minutes, you'll make it to the end.

So Momodora will take less than two hours of your time, and less than five dollars out of your pocket. You'll see some pretty pixel graphics and have a soothing soundtrack (in ogg format) stashed in the game files, but the game you play will probably be forgotten by the time you head to the toilet. Is it worth it? The obvious wasted potential poisons the experience of the game itself - this could have been quite good, but when the credits came around I wondered if the developer was more interested in making the assets than the game. I recommend against it - I have enough games in my library that I certainly could have spent the time on better games. I imagine most people can say the same.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
A curious little platformer with a poetic sense. This is a relatively short game that is relatively light on setting details, but what details it does present seem to be thought-provoking clues to a larger context.

The high-quality presentation and polish of this game are the result of a developer who has refined this game over several past iterations. The controls are intuitive and generally smooth, though the Speed Ring can be tricky to use. The music, written by Elektrobear, is quite pretty and evocative, and can be bought on bandcamp here: https://elektrobear.bandcamp.com/album/momodora-iii-original-soundtrack

FYI the only difference in the current version between the two characters is that one extra shopkeeper shows up in first level for Dora.

Also, I think Momodora I and II are freely available, but playing them is not required to enjoy this game.

(Disclosure: This game was gifted to me from a bundle, by a friend.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
A small (~2 hours for the first completion), pleasant, polished game. Played through it offline.
Graphics and audio are consistent and cute, contributing to how the game "feels".
Level design is good. There's also a number of secret areas containing items\treasures.
Difficulty is on point (at least in my point of view). Not too easy or too hard; picking the right items can help with bosses.
Can be replayed for completionism, achievements, or as "new game+" (makes the game a bit harder).
Very worth it's price, I would say.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
A simple, short, cute action platformer. Exactly what it looks like.
If you like the look of the trailer, give it a shot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
This is definitely a really sweet game thanks to it's fantastic aesthetics and great overall quality.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Perfect platform game with really CUTE characters and nice art.
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