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Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

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Genesis
92
3.9
Wii
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4.4
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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 Riding a huge bird
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Riding moving platforms and fighting bad guys as the credits roll in the beginning of the game
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Like a Indiana Jones - there should be Raiders March in background
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Examining a statue

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... Genesis MasterMegid (897)
A game that carries you from beginning to end Genesis kurikthebasher (5)
Amusing story told in an isometric environment cluttered with puzzles Genesis hermitC (8)
King of adventure games Genesis Horny-Bullant (56)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Genesis Jan, 1993 99 out of 100 99
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Hardcore Gaming 101 Genesis Jul, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Sep 02, 2007 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Portal.de Genesis Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1993 10 out of 12 83
GameSpot Wii Dec 19, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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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.
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