La-Mulana

La-Mulana

2012

System
WiiWare
Publisher
EnjoyUp Games
Developer
Nigoro

7.8

Game Rating

User Ratings: 54

Our Review: 10/10

La-Mulana News

September2013

  • News La-Mulana is Receiving A Sequel

    No news on platforms just yet

    La-Mulana finally excavated itself to WiiWare last year after a lengthy process. Originally a PC title, it turned out to be an incredibly enjoyable game on Nintendo's system and earned a 10/10 from us in our review. Now, some six years after its original release, developer Nigoro has a sequel on the cards that will be...

September2012

  • News La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

    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...

  • Nintendo Download 20th September 2012 (North America)

    Surfing, retro pockets and the long-awaited La-Mulana!

    Roll up, roll up, it's another generous helping of digitally-downloaded goodness from our North American Nintendo Download report! Feast your eyeballs on the following treats and start counting those virtual pennies - there's purchasing to be done. 3DS eShop: Rising Board 3D (odenis studio,...

  • News La Mulana Beginner's Guide is Essential Viewing for Adventurers

    It'll call you names

    So, La Mulana is just a few days away. For Nintendo gamers that enjoy an action-platforming challenge and still have love for their Wii system, this has been a long-awaited WiiWare title that's likely to scratch an itch. Challenge is the word, though, and developer Nigoro has been kind enough to produce a lengthy beginner's...

  • Nintendo Download 20th September 2012 (Europe)

    The year's most eagerly-awaited WiiWare title finally sees the light of day

    3DS eShop: Dot Runner: Complete Edition (Intense, £4.50) — This unique puzzle title adopts a dual viewpoint - you see the action from both a top-down perspective as well as a first person view. It's certainly different, but we weren't totally enamoured when we reviewed...

  • News New La-Mulana Trailer Compares Old With New

    Find out how the WiiWare version stacks up against the original

    As if we all weren't excited enough about the forthcoming release of La-Mulana on WiiWare, Nigoro and EnjoyUp Games have released yet another trailer. It's very much the same as the previous one, but this time it shows just how much better the WiiWare version looks when compared to the...

  • News Feast Your Eyes on This New La-Mulana Trailer

    The game that very nearly didn't make it to WiiWare

    Nigoro has released a new trailer for its long-awaited 2D adventure title La-Mulana. As you can see, it's quite similar to the Japanese trailer we saw a while back. Published by EnjoyUp Games - who stepped in at the last moment when the release of the game on WiiWare was looking all but lost -...

August2012

July2012

  • News Nigoro: Still a Chance for La-Mulana on WiiWare

    It's never too late

    Japanese developer Nigoro has said there's still a possibility we'll see La-Mulana reach WiiWare in the West. The team said on its official blog: To be honest, we don’t give up WiiWare version for overseas. So, we want to let you know in advance, “There is a possibility to release WiiWare version.” It will be without the...

June2012

May2012

  • News Nigoro Receives Offers to Publish La-Mulana in the West

    Keen to show strengths of Japanese indie scene

    The recent news that Nicalis had cancelled its release of La-Mulana, from Japanese developer Nigoro, was disappointing for fans of retro-styled platformers and WiiWare. We had the opportunity to interview Takumi Naramura, director of the project, who confirmed that despite the setback the company was...

  • Interview Nigoro on La-Mulana's Cancellation

    What happened?

    Those waiting for La-Mulana's WiiWare release were left disappointed recently when publisher Nicalis cancelled the game's western launch. Nicalis cited problems with low sales of the WiiWare platform and a protracted development period, leaving no current route overseas for the 2D platformer and developer Nigoro. We spoke to...

  • News La-Mulana Director Would Welcome Offers from Publishers

    Go ahead, make his day

    Nicalis won't publish La-Mulana on WiiWare in the West, but that doesn't mean the game is entirely, 100% stone cold dead. We asked La-Mulana director Takumi Naramura if he and the Nigoro team would continue to pursue a western release through another publisher, to which he replied: The game is completed, we welcome the offer...

  • News La-Mulana Canned for North America, Europe

    Nicalis breaks the news via Twitter

    Few WiiWare games have had as public a storied development process as Nicalis' retro-inspired adventure La-Mulana. Today that story seems to have come to a whimpering end for North American and European players, as Nicalis broke the news on Twitter earlier this evening that the game would not be published in those...

August2011

  • News Nigoro Wants Your Input on a La-Mulana Soundtrack Release

    You get to decide what it should have

    If you've been keeping an eye on the La-Mulana blog, you should be aware that Nigoro is very much in touch with its fans. When the game was still in development, the team asked its fanbase about music, potential censoring and many other things. With a USK rating in tow and a final lotcheck all that remains, the...

July2011

  • News Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

    Explained inside

    La-Mulana on WiiWare: it's not a myth, it's a real thing. Despite believing the game would be out months — if not years — ago, we're still waiting on the adventure game here, even with its recent appearance in Japan. What's the hold up? It seems the game has fallen foul of the ratings boards here in the West, according to the...

  • News La-Mulana DLC Announced

    If you like difficult levels, it's for you

    The game has still not been released in Europe and North America, but details of the upcoming DLC for La-Mulana have now been revealed. Downloading the 300 Nintendo Point package will unlock a boss rush mode, which comes with a timer so you can try to beat your best times on it. But any La-Mulana veterans...

June2011

  • News La-Mulana Hits Japan On 21st June

    Western release dates to be revealed soon!

    It's been a while since we had any news related to Nicalis and Nigoro's La-Mulana, but the silence is broken today with the first release date for the game, and it's sooner than you might think. Japan will be getting the game on the 21st of June, which is in just a few weeks. The developers also state that...

December2010

November2010

  • News La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

    Unlikely to make it this year

    When we heard that La-Mulana was finished, submitted and out this year we did a little jump for joy at the prospect of playing the underground adventure before 2011 rolls around. Now that seems unlikely, as the game has failed Nintendo's submission process. LA-MULANA was said “No good” by Nintendo, then it has...

  • News La-Mulana Finished, Submitted and "Out This Year"

    Bish bash bosh

    The long and arduous wait for La-Mulana will soon be over: the game is complete and has just been submitted to Nintendo for approval, as revealed on the La-Mulana developer blog. The blog states that if the game passes the inspection with no difficulties it'll receive a release date, but the team seems confident that it will see a...

September2010

  • News La-Mulana Tokyo Game Show Trailer

    New footage for you to check out

    We haven't heard a lot of news lately on the upcoming WiiWare title from Nicalis La-Mulana, but a brand new trailer was recently unveiled for the Tokyo Game Show and it features some amazing footage of the game in action. As you can see from the new trailer, the game is shaping up quite well and looks fantastic...

  • News Expect La Mulana to be Really, Really Hard

    No Easy Mode in sight

    La Mulana is coming to WiiWare – yes, we promise – with improved graphics but no alterations made to the game's notorious difficulty level. Designer Takumi Naramura has said there'll be no Easy Mode in the game, for one very simple reason: We made the game difficult so players can die. According to Naramura, it can take up...

July2010

  • Interviews Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

    La Mulana creator talks about new WiiWare remake

    Nicalis have already released one hit indie PC title on the WiiWare service with the release of Cave Story and are now putting the finishing touches on their second WiiWare release La Mulana. Since it's been awhile since we've heard any new information on the game, we decided to go directly to the...

May2010

  • News La Mulana Developers Discuss Religious and Rating Issues

    How do you like your Goddess breasts?

    It's long been known that many Japanese releases undergo a certain amount of censorship when they're localized for release outside of Japan. It's been a fairly common practice for years and with Nintendo's rather touchy stance on violence and religious symbolisms in games released on their consoles over the...

April2010

  • News La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

    More of the WiiWare title in action

    We just recently showed you the fourth Test Play video of La-Mulana and now Nicalis has just sent over yet another video of the game in action. You can check out the brand new video below and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.

March2010

  • News La-Mulana Test Play 4 Video

    More of the game in action!

    Our good friend Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just sent over the newest test play video for their upcoming WiiWare action/platformer La-Mulana. You can see just how far along the game is in development in the many levels and boss fights that are shown throughout the trailer. You'll also get a look at the selection menu...

  • News Creating La Mulana Room Guardians

    Find out where bosses really come from.

    The official La Mulana Blog has just released a new post regarding the creation of Room Guardians for the game that should be of interest to fans of the game and those who are curious about the upcoming WiiWare release of La Mulana. If you've ever wondered how they create and put together the bosses for video...

December2009

  • News New La-Mulana Test Play Video

    Check out brand new footage of the game in action!

    Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just sent over a link to their brand new Test Play 2 video showing their upcoming WiiWare title La-Mulana in action. In this brand new video you can see quite a large number of levels found throughout the game, along with some amazing in-game music being played in the...

August2009

  • News Official La-Mulana Site Goes Live

    Now you can check out all things La-Mulana!

    We've just received word from Nicalis that their brand new official La-Mulana Website is now live and ready for you to check out! There you'll find everything from the official gameplay trailer to screenshots and even an ongoing blog that will keep you up-to-date on all La-Mulana happenings. The beloved...

July2009

  • News La Mulana Creator Addresses Speed Concerns

    No need to worry about the slow speed of the first trailer.

    There have been some readers who've commented about the speed of the WiiWare La Mulana title in the first trailer that was released. Takumi Naramura, La Mulana creator and director of the upcoming WiiWare version of the game saw some of these comments and wanted to set the record straight...

  • News La Mulana Announcement and Trailer

    See the WiiWare version of La Mulana in action!

    You might remember that Nigoro and Nicalis recently announced their new partnership. Well, these two companies have now officially announced their new WiiWare title La Mulana and have released the first trailer showing the game in action. You can check out the brand new trailer below, along with the...