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Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole (Genesis)

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An experienced treasure hunter named Nigel is on a quest to obtain the valuable Statue of Jypta. After successfully recovering and selling the statue, Nigel meets wood nymph named Friday, who is being chased by a trio of thieves. The thieves assume that Friday knows the location of the mysterious treasure of King Nole. However, she does not appear to have the exact location in mind, and instead relies on her senses to track it. She offers Nigel to accompany him on a long journey and eventually lead him to the coveted treasure.

Landstalker is an isometric action game with platforming, puzzle-solving, and light role-playing elements. Much of the game is spent in dungeon-like hostile areas, where Nigel must often fight enemies, jump, climb ladders and ropes, and throw objects to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. Nigel can acquire better weapons and armor, as well as items that permanently increase his hit points and strength. In towns it is possible to talk to non-player characters and buy items in shops. There are optional quests in the game, which may reward the player with attribute-increasing items.


Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Typical puzzle: use the crate to access the higher level
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis The map of the island; the fairy hovers above your location.
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Dramatic situation
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Slash the slime!

Alternate Titles

  • "ランドストーカー ~皇帝の財宝~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole" -- Genesis in-game title
  • "Landstalker: Le Trésor du Roi Nole" -- French title
  • "Landstalker: Kōtei no Zaihō" -- Japanese title
  • "Landstalker: Die Schätze von König Nolo" -- German title

User Reviews

Nigel could take Link any day of the week... MasterMegid (897) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A game that carries you from beginning to end kurikthebasher (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Amusing story told in an isometric environment cluttered with puzzles hermitC (8) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
King of adventure games Horny-Bullant (56) unrated

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Mar, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GameFan Magazine Jan, 1993 99 out of 100 99
Sega Force Sep 30, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Power Play Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Legendra 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Jun 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Mar 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80


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It was originally going to be part of the Shining series, and was to be called Shining Rogue. When Climax and Sega split, the game was retitled.
Alex Vo (93) added Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole (Genesis) on Jul 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Guy Chapman (1743) and lights out (6514)