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La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

Posted by Damien McFerran

Global dominance beckons for WiiWare classic

WiiWare smash hit La-Mulana has taken top spot in the UK, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and North American WiiWare download charts.

The long-awaited 2D adventure - which, as we love to remind you, almost didn't make it to the Wii - was finally released globally last week. In our glowing 10/10 review, we said it was quite simply "perfect."

Worldwide publisher EnjoyUp Games - who stepped in to distribute the title when all seemed lost - posted on its Twitter account about the North American success:

LA-MULANA Number 1 in USA!!!! AWESOMEEEE!!! YES!!! THANKS!!!

Says it all, really.

The game is available for 1000 points, and if you haven't downloaded it already, then we really can't help you.

[via twitter.com, goldenone.deviantart.com]

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User Comments (25)

BenAV

#3

BenAV said:

Well, that can't be too surprising...
It's not like there's anything else worth downloading.

MAB

#8

MAB said:

@JulioMoruno No worries mate ;) thanks for helping out Nigoro in giving us a game that can stand proudly amongst my Genesis/SNES VC library of legendary 16 bit hall of fame :)

Radbot42

#9

Radbot42 said:

I'll get this when I'm not broke out my ***, and when I can get near some wireless.

accc

#10

accc said:

On the one hand I want to say that this makes Nicalis look really stupid for not wanting to publish the game, but on the other hand, interest in Wiiware is so low now that you probably only need to sell around 1000 copies to top the regional charts, so this doesn't really tell us how well the game is selling.

photofool83

#13

photofool83 said:

I am having a blast playing this game! There is so much fun exploring and so many puzzles to figure out. Very well made game!

Shotgunryugan

#14

Shotgunryugan said:

The game deserves all of it's success,i bought it yesterday after reading the NintendoLife review.

I had an absolute blast with the game,although i had to adjust the screen in the options menu because the HP bar and the other things were getting cut-off by the screen.

The game is filled with secrets and traps,overall a very fun game,i recommend it to everyone,easily the best 1000 points i have spent.

ejamer

#16

ejamer said:

Although glad to hear it, count me in the "not much competition" camp. There are plenty of great games on the WiiWare service, but not many people are buying them simply because they are old and there is no advertising or awareness about them at this point in time. Sales for La Mulana are likely a combination of "Last Hurrah!" and prolonged hype/exposure due to almost not getting released here at all.

That said, any sales are good sales. Hopefully EnjoyUp and Nigoro both do well with this release!

RupeeClock

#18

RupeeClock said:

I picked it up, well downloaded it rather so to speak. :)

I think I will probably be saving it for when I get my Wii U however, and see if I can transfer my Virtual Console and WiiWare goodies across.

bezerker99

#19

bezerker99 said:

The puzzles can be tough but the game is fun. I don't think a day's gone by where I've not played the game since I downloaded it last week.

Henmii

#20

Henmii said:

Seeing as this is probably the only game at the moment that gets downloaded from the Wii shop, it isn't a big achievement!

Token_Girl

#22

Token_Girl said:

Hopefully, they'll make enough money off of this game to make it worthwhile. Being at the top of the WiiWare charts is sort of like being the tallest tree in a bonsai garden.

kurtasbestos

#23

kurtasbestos said:

I kinda really want to download this game even though I can say with near certainty that I'll never find the time to play it.

Henmii

#24

Henmii said:

@Stratostar,

Maybe I took it a bit to far, but it's certainly not a secret that Wiiware isn't popular!

Token_Girl sums it up quite nicely: "Being at the top of the WiiWare charts is sort of like being the tallest tree in a bonsai garden"

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