“Action-adventure” is a video game genre that combines elements of the adventure game genre with various action game elements. Action-adventures require many of the same physical skills as action games, but also offer a storyline, numerous characters, an inventory system, dialogue, and other features of adventure games.
“Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole™” is an action-adventure arcade video game. The plot of the game revolves around Nigel, a treasure hunter. Nigel is given the task to search for clues that lead to the treasure of King Nole.
The gameplay of the game involves the player controlling the character of Nigel the treasure hunter, who is given the task of searching for clues that lead to the treasure of King Nole. This is accomplished primarily by traveling through both outdoor areas and dungeons. The entire gameplay takes place in an isometric view, including plot-advancing scenes.
From the outset of the game, Nigel may walk, jump, swing his sword, climb ropes and ladders, talk to various non-player characters, and pick up and throw various objects. With very few exceptions, these basic actions do not change throughout the game, although Nigel’s weapons and armor may be replaced with better versions. There are a variety of items throughout the game, most of which either increase or restore health and attacking power or are important for solving puzzles.
The game’s dungeons are filled with monsters, traps, and puzzles. Locked doors inhibit the player’s progress, the player must find keys or beat enemies or puzzles to unlock them and progress further. Many dungeons and areas have a boss to defeat at the end. There are several optional side quests found in the game involving helping out the non-player characters. Nigel can complete these tasks for benefits, like increased attacking power and use of shortcut warps to travel across the “overworld” quicker. These can help the player but are not necessary to complete the game.
The monsters, puzzles, and dungeons increase in difficulty as the game progresses. The player must defeat the boss at the end of each level to progress further.
Interface and Controls
Use the arrow keys to navigate your character and the control button to perform other actions.
Landstalker™ is a unique game with an interesting storyline that makes it extremely enjoyable to play.Free Download