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Adventures of Lolo

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NES
77
3.7
Wii
75
4.6
Wii U
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Description

The lovely princess Lala was kidnapped by the Evil Demons of the Empire. You are Lolo, a round ball-like creature (just like the princess herself), and your mission is to sneak into the empire castle and to liberate the princess.

Adventures of Lolo is a puzzle game, and each level is a castle room. The goal in each room is to collect all the hearts, then collect the chest to make the exit appear. Lolo can move blocks and turn enemies into eggs to move of freeze them. There are a few different types of enemies:
  • Enemies that are stationary and can block your way (or the path of an enemy)
  • Enemies that are stationary until you collect all the hearts, then run they run after you until you collect the treasure
  • Enemies that will shoot you instantly if you are above/below/left/right of them, unless there is something between you
  • Enemies that will shoot you and run back and forth
  • Enemies that run after you and sleep wherever they touch you, and you can't move them
  • Enemies that run after you when they see you and try to block you in.
As Lolo collects hearts, he can gain power ups, such as the ability to shoot an enemy and move it, and the ability to break a block. Utilizing a power-up effectively is the key to completing many puzzles.

Collecting all of the hearts and getting the treasure requires careful planning rather than fast reflexes. Levels are single screens, and as they become more complex, you are encouraged to experiment as many levels can be solved more than one way. There are 50 rooms in total.

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Adventures of Lolo NES Intro
Adventures of Lolo NES Push those green things to gain access to the hearts
Adventures of Lolo NES Starting
Adventures of Lolo NES Title

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User Reviews

A cute and classic action/puzzle game NES Demian Katz (2075)
Simply a really fun puzzle game NES Multimedia Mike (17494)

The Press Says

1UP! NES Jul 29, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Player One NES Nov, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com NES Sep 21, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Sep 21, 2010 16 out of 20 80
The Virtual Console Archive Wii Mar, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic NES Apr 20, 2003 B 75
Mag'64 Wii Sep 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 NES 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Games NES Aug, 1992 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Source Material

Two Japanese games were essentially combined to make the U.S. Adventures of Lolo. These games were Eggerland: Souzouhe no Tabidachi and Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu.

Related Web Sites

  • Neb's Lily Pad (a Windows remake of Adventures of Lolo called Adventures of Bobo is available (it includes a level editor).)
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (9013), gamewarrior (5065) and אולג 小奥 (171558)