"Originally meant to be a tribute to the days of the MSX computer game system (which even predated the NES), La-Mulana was a humble Japanese indie game with a lot of heart. Though indie games do not have a large following in Japan, the game slowly gained popularity in the west and led to the development of this remake for WiiWare. Though development has been troubled, La-Mulana has now arrived on both PC and WiiWare and the experience is well worth the wait.
La-Mulana stars Lemeza Kosugi, a third generation Japanese American who is a whip-cracking archaeologist and professor. Wanting to outshine his father, Lemeza quests for the secrets of La-Mulana, a series of ruins said to contain the origins of life itself. The story is more in-depth than most games of this type and is fleshed out by notes and diaries, but in honesty is not that important to the experience. Still, it's nice that the game's developer Nigoro at least tried for a respectable narrative.", writes WiisWorld.