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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 Riding past the traps...
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Slash the slime!
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Creepy sign
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Genesis Through the trees to the bridge

Promo Images

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Screenshot
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Screenshot
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Screenshot
Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Screenshot

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
  • "랜드 스토커" -- Korean spelling

User Reviews

Nigel could take Link any day of the week... Genesis MasterMegid (902)
A game that carries you from beginning to end Genesis kurikthebasher (5)
Still one of the best ever Genesis Andrew Fisher (537)
Amusing story told in an isometric environment cluttered with puzzles Genesis hermitC (8)
King of adventure games Genesis Horny-Bullant (59)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis Jan, 1993 99 out of 100 99
Joypad Genesis Dec, 1992 98 out of 100 98
Joystick (French) Genesis Jan, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Shin Force Genesis Apr 12, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94 Genesis Jun 24, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Genesis Mar 27, 2001 84 out of 100 84
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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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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