Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, called Landstalker: Koutei no Zaihou (ランドストーカー 皇帝の財宝) in Japan, is a role-playing action-adventure game by Climax Entertainment released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1992 in Japan and in 1993 in the US and Europe, where it was also translated to French (Landstalker: Le Tresor du Roi Nole) and German (Landstalker: Die Schätze von König Nolo).
Nigel (Ryle in Japan and Niels in Germany) is a treasure hunter working for pay. While receiving payment for a recent hunt, the wood nymph Friday flies in, asking for help, as she is being chased by thieves who know she knows something about the treasure of King Nole, a forgotten king who escaped his subjects's wrath and became lost with his treasure. Nigel sets out to find the treasure with Friday as a guide in the hopes of becoming richer than his wildest dreams.
The game takes an isometric projection where the player can only go in a diagonal (that is, only face the corners of the screen) by pressing the appropriate combination of D-pad buttons (, , , ). or alone will move towards the top of the screen; or alone will move towards the bottom.
and swings your sword. jumps. When near a person or sign, and talks to him/her/reads it. When near an object that can be picked up, such as a book (explained later) or crate, and once picks it up and again throws it (it cannot merely be dropped, but Nigel can jump while holding something). Some villages have a church where the priest asks the player to bring some books on a nearby shelf to him:
Awakening Book: cures hallucinations
AntiCurse Book: cures curses
Detox Book: cures poisoning
Record Book: saves the game's progress (this is the only way to save)
Pressing opens a menu where the player may either use items picked up or equip different weapons collected.
Landstalker was followed by Lady Stalker: Kako kara no Chousen in 1995, a Super Famicom exclusive that was not released outside of Japan. Dark Savior, also by Climax Entertainment, also shares similarities with both games.