Clu Clu Land

a.k.a. クルクルランド / Clu-Clu Land / Kurukuru Land

created and published by Nintendo in 1984-11-22, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: puzzle, action/reflex, maze
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, shared-screen
languages: eng

Personal review

A good puzzle/action game where you have to wander through a kind of maze to reveal all gold bars while avoiding contact with enemy creatures. At the beginning mastering the conrols is the major task for the player. The controls are good, but work differently than similar games where you just press "down" to wander down and so on. In Clu Clu Land you have to press left / right according to the direction the player looks at. Once you get used to it the game plays very well and motivates with many different level layouts (not too common in 1984).

# 2009-01-25 23:50:56

Official description

Take a deep breath and prepare for a puzzle game set in the underwater kingdom of Clu Clu Land. The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land's gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you'll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. But you'll have to be careful: Sea Urchins will relentlessly pursue Bubbles, and there are also dangerous black holes that must be avoided. Bubbles isn't defenseless, though, as she has the ability to stun Sea Urchins with sound waves and quickly change direction using posts scattered throughout the stages. Not only that, but the locations of the gold bars in each maze form the outline of another object—once you know the object, you're well on your way to finding the gold. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.
# 2008-09-02 01:27:59 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor notes (2)

クルクルランド literally reads kurukuru rando
# 2009-10-04 16:02:23
1 player or 2 players simultaneous.
(Zerothis) - # 2009-06-13 02:27:42

Authors / Staff


Akito Nakatsuka (music composer)
Hirokazu Tanaka (music programmer)

External reviews (4) - average: 60.8% - median: 57.5%

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