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  • Summary: La-Mulana is a archaelogy action and exploration game where players take control of Professor Lemeza and his inseparable whip to discover the mysteries of Humanity!
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  1. Sep 26, 2012
    100
    Rarely has such a well designed and nightmarishly difficult game on Wii been found, and it comes to fill the gap for those who love a good challenge -- and a tough one this truly is.
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    100
    It's been a long wait, but WiiWare fans can now finally get their hands on this lesser known indie classic. Beating it can be an incredibly daunting task for less experienced players, but despite all of the difficult puzzles and fights there are lots of features that make the experience much less frustrating than you'd think it would be. With this title's significant size, if you can't beat one area you can just go to another first, so there are always options to progress. The lack of DLC is a bit of a disappointment, but the basic game is still, in a word: perfect.
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    90
    This is a masterpiece of a genre whose essence has been lost because of the "casualization" of the video games. It's like going back to the 8/16 bits, when the experience was the most important thing. There's only two things we can complain about: not being localized (into Spanish) and not being ready for HDTV's. If this is not a problem for you, then it scores a perfect 10.
  4. The Wii's answer to Dark Souls or Spelunky. Harder than your average Metroid-a-like, but with a greater sense of accomplishment. Dauntingly good.
  5. Nov 25, 2012
    88
    For gamers made of sterner stuff, it's a must have. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
  6. Oct 26, 2012
    85
    I look back on my time with La-Mulana with plenty of frustration at the challenging platforming, enemies, bosses, and puzzles. But I'm also amazed at the time, thought, and talent that went into creating this experience. There may never be another game like La-Mulana. If you have the determination to see it through, you'll be glad you played this unique adventure.
  7. 75
    The game shines when it comes to its boss battles, enemy and item variety, aesthetic, and music. But experiencing all the game has to offer requires determination. La-Mulana is not a game for those without lots of time and patience.
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  1. Oct 1, 2012
    10
    One of the best games on the wiiware. The game is long, harder and awesome music. Yes the dlc is missing but hey its 10 dollars. Long live Wii Ware!!!!!! Collapse
  2. Oct 20, 2012
    10
    Awesome game!!!! It's like Symphony of The Night and Super Metroid but much harder and non-linear, a lot of fun just for $10 bucks!! highly recommended!! Expand