Actions

Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole

From Sega Retro

n/a

Landstalker MDTitleScreen.png
Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥8,700 G-5517
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $69.99[1] 1353
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £49.99[3]
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    ?F
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 129,95[5]
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    $? ?
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    R$? 046140
    Sega Mega Drive
    AS
    ? G-5517-11
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    ₩? GM1668JG



    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    700[7]pts
    A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800[8]pts
    Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800[9]pts
    Steam
    US
    $2.99[11] 71118
    Steam
    EU
    €2.49[11] 71118
    Steam
    UK
    £1.99[11] 71118
    Steam
    AU
    $3.49[11] 71118



    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).

    Story

    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.

    Gameplay

    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 (UpLeft, UpRight, DownLeft, DownRight). Up or Left alone will move towards the top of the screen; Down or Right alone will move towards the bottom.

    A and C swings your sword. B jumps. When near a person or sign, A and C talks to him/her/reads it. When near an object that can be picked up, such as a book (explained later) or crate, A and C 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 Start opens a menu where the player may either use items picked up or equip different weapons collected.

    History

    Legacy

    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.

    Characters from both Landstalker and Lady Stalker would later appear in the Sega Dreamcast game, Time Stalkers (along with characters from Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force).

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English (US) Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
    Japanese Landstalker: Koutei no Zaihou (ランドストーカー 皇帝の財宝)
    French Landstalker: Le Tresor du Roi Nole
    German Landstalker: Die Schätze von König Nolo

    Production credits

    • Chief Map Designer: Kenji Orimo
    • Chief CG Designer: Hidehiro Yoshida
    • CG Data Control Director: Hidehiro Yoshida
    • Chief Programmer: Kan Naitō
    • Sound Effect Programmer: Dōgen Shibuya
    • Original Story: Yoshitaka Tamaki, Kenji Orimo, Kouhei Nomura
    • Scenario: Shinya Nishigaki
    • Music Composer: Motoaki Takenouchi
    • Character Design: Yoshitaka Tamaki
    • Creative Director: Kenji Orimo
    • Executive Director: Kan Naitō
    • Monster/Trap Constructor: Yasuhiro Ōhori


    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    JP TV advert

    VideoGames DE 1993-11.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Video Games (DE) #1993-11: "11/93" (1993-10-27)

    Sega Popron Distribuce Czech&Slovakia.jpg

    Print advert in Score (CZ) #10: "Říjen 1994" (1994-10-01)

    BeepMD JP 1992-09.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in (JP) #1992-09: "September 1992" (1992-08-08)

    BeepMD JP 1992-10.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)

    BeepMD JP 1992-11.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in (JP) #1992-11: "November 1992" (1992-10-08)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    80 №1992-11, p26[13]
    85 №, p83[14]
    94 №24, p121/122
    83 №203
    100 Vol.1, №3, p30/31[15]
    99 Vol.1, №3, p11[16]
    80 №52, p252[2]
    84 №12, p106
    80 №1992-11, p45
    98 №15, p86-88[17]
    97 №34, p231[18]
    96 №12, p16-19
    92 №14, p32/33
    85 №8, p10/11
    94 №22, p82-85[19]
    91 №2/94, p42-44[20]
    93 №23, p76-78
    94 №12, p102-105[21]
    91 №36, p114/115[22]
    91 №6/93
    №12/93
    89 №48, p52/53
    84 №16, p24-26
    №18, p66
    85 №26, p56
    91 №3, p36-38
    90 №13, p38/39
    93 №22, p6/7[23]
    96 №6/93, p18/19[24]
    80 №10, p11
    Sega Mega Drive
    90
    Based on
    28 reviews

    Mega Drive, US
    Landstalker MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, JP
    Landstalker MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    Landstalker MD JP CartTop.jpg
    Landstalker MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Landstalker md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, AS
    Landstalker MD AS Box.jpg
    Cover
    Landstalker MD JP CartTop.jpg
    Landstalker MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Landstalker md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Landstalker MD AS Manual chinese.jpg
    Chinese Manual
    Mega Drive, BR
    Landstalker md br cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, UK
    Landstalker MD UK Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, FR
    Landstalker MD FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, DE
    Landstalker MD DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    Landstalker MD DE Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, DE (Alt)
    Landstalker MD DE Box Alt.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, KR
    Landstalker MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Landstalker MD KR cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 fbbb5b97
    MD5 04ae2b65f3a11a7504339e60735beed8
    SHA-1 24345e29427b000b90df778965dd8834300a9dde
    2MB 1993-07 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 e3c65277
    MD5 6397f7029f90f59881bdc4174eafb52f
    SHA-1 9fbadc86319936855831ecd096d82d716b304215
    2MB 1993-07 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 5de7d917
    MD5 0bee733207842672479cc0f2775290ba
    SHA-1 86db4b22b54e8583e35717927ad66b7535bf33b4
    2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (FR)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 10fedb8f
    MD5 2b6ee5677a6233fd98f0b90b51684991
    SHA-1 b0b447158cabb562e6bf4c0b829ed938b34afb52
    2MB 1993-11 Cartridge (DE)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 60d4cedb
    MD5 d9a7922681a126653dc16a0d907d7f32
    SHA-1 cdbc7cd9ceb181cad9e49b641ff717072546f0d9
    2MB 1992-09 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 70483d03
    MD5 8411ed74c77f2282bb0cd9398027cdee
    SHA-1 dfca19397479852584d4ac6fcbe27412f9bc1af0
    2MB 1993-02

    External links

    References