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Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole (Genesis)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis I wonder what kind of music he makes?
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Typical puzzle: use the crate to access the higher level
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Riding a huge bird
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Strange tree.

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

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Jan, 1993 99 out of 100 99
Joypad Dec, 1992 98 out of 100 98
Joystick (French) Jan, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Mean Machines 1993 94 out of 100 94
Shin Force Apr 12, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Power Play Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
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
Hardcore Gaming 101 Jul, 2007 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Mar 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84

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Trivia

Development

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 (1744) and menschenfeind (4209)