Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

Available Platform: Genesis

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole is an action-adventure (+part RPG) with a Japanese flavor, created by Climax Entertainment for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and released in 1992.

Year1992
GenreAction
Rating4.5

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PublisherSEGA
DeveloperClimax Entertainment
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated8 February 2020

Game Review

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole is an action-adventure (+part RPG) with a Japanese flavor, created by Climax Entertainment for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and released in 1992.

Designed and directed by Kenji Orimo, Landstalker is very difficult to classify. It's mostly set inside dungeons, where our hero will have to defeat plenty of monsters. But it's not a hack & slash RPG. There are also towns and non-players characters to interact with, but the role-playing elements are very light. The story of Nigel and the nymph Friday, searching for the Treasure of King Nole, is a complex story, and the characters are very well defined. They are funny and smart, and you will fall in love with them. The character design is almost at the level of famous adventures such as Monkey Island.

Then you can add the platforming elements: Nigel can jump, climb ropes, and solve puzzles interacting with objects. At some points, you will think it's a platformer. In other words, it's a lovely mix.

You will be tempted to compare this to Zelda, but the games are different. Zelda is more action-oriented.

But what really matters is that Landstalker is a fantastic game. If you start playing it, you will discover an enjoyable experience, and you will get addicted very soon. There is a reason if Landstalker was the main reason why people were buying the Mega Drive in Japan. Try it and see it for yourself!

Review by: Manu
Published: 16 February 2020 10:25 am


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