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There are many MSX ROM's scattered throughout the ruins of La-Mulana. Some can be combined to give special effects, others have their own unique effects.

ROM FunctionsEdit

Single ROMsEdit

ROM Function
Game Master Equip in a MSX Slot and speak to Elder Xelpud in his tent at Surface G-4 to be given the option to save to Slot 0.
Game Master 2 Equip in a MSX Slot and speak to Elder Xelpud in his tent at Surface G-4 to be given the option to save to Slots 1 through 4.
Glyph Reader When viewing tablets with the Hand Scanner, the text is automatically translated into a readable format.
Ruins RAM 8K Once a Map has been collected, a simple map (8k System) of the corresponding field may be viewed by pressing F4.
Ruins RAM 16K Once a Map has been collected, an improved map (16k System) of the corresponding field may be viewed by pressing F4.
Shin Synthesizer Press F4 for Music Mode
Diviner Sensation After equipping this and talking to the fairy in the Endless Corridor (A-1), touch one of the hidden sparkling points to summon a Fairy that will restore some of your VIT. This has a small chance of summoning a green or blue fairy instead, which will follow you around and restore your entire VIT.

ROM CombinationsEdit

After obtaining the MSX2, you can combine certain ROMs together for a new effect. A sound will play if you have selected a valid combination. Order does not matter with the exception of F1 Spirit 3D and Contra.

ROM 1 ROM 2 Function
Ruins RAM 8K Ruins RAM 16K Press F4 to display the most advanced field map.
Unreleased ROM GR3 Press F4 to activate the minigame Mukimuki SD: Memorial.
PR3 GR3 Press F4 to activate the minigame PR3.
Athletic Land Cabbage Patch Kids The duration of player invincibility after being hit is greatly increased.
Antarctic Adventure Comic Bakery Makes it possible to use Grail to warp to rear-side fields.
Video Hustler Break Shot Greatly increases the strength of the Knife.
Hyper Rally Road Fighter Allows you to communicate with the hidden Laptops.
Yie Ar Kung Fu Yie Ar Kung Fu 2 Turns weights into Oolong Tea
Knightmare Maze of Galious Grants you a small amount of VIT immediately before death. This will only occur once.
Twinbee Gradius 2 Turns coins into bells
Shin Synthesizer Snatcher Press F4 for Music Mode Plus
Shin Synthesizer SD Snatcher Press F4 for Music Mode Full
Penguin Adventure Gradius 2 Turns coins into fish
Castlevania Mahjong Wizard Whip attack power slightly increases
King Kong 2 Firebird Recovery time of the Fairy and the Lamp of Time is shortened.
Q-Bert Diviner Sensation Touch one of the hidden sparkling points in order to summon a Fairy with a Key.
Maze of Galious Seal of El Giza Adds +1 to all collected Coin amounts.
Metal Gear Metal Gear 2 When a puzzle is solved, an exclamation point appears over the protagonist!
Gradius 2 Salamander Complete the game with these cartridges equipped to slightly alter the credits sequence.
Shalom Diviner Sensation Touch one of the hidden sparkling points in order to summon a blue Fairy that follows you around and restores your entire health.
Contra F1 Spirit 3D VIT rapidly decreases.
F1 Spirit 3D Contra A single hit results in GAME OVER.
Badlands A1 Spirit Press F4 to display the La-Mulana Jukebox password.

ROM LocationsEdit

SurfaceEdit

  • Game Master
Location: F-4
Purchase in the Shop for 10 coins.
  • Glyph Reader
Location: F-4
Purchase in the Shop for 100 coins.
  • Ruins RAM 8K
Location: F-4
Purchase in the Shop for 30 coins.
  • PR3
Location: K-2
While climbing the ladder, strike the left wall midway up to reveal a tent. Double-jump left from the platform at L-2 to reach the tent and speak with its occupant.
  • Konami Pinball
Location: J-1
Examine the sign. Leave the area and examine the sign again.
  • Metal Gear
Location: I-3
Double-jump over the tall statue at the bottom of the screen and examine the ground immediately behind it.
  • Nemesis 3
Location: K-1
Use the Pistol to destroy the left wall within the water.

Guidance GateEdit

  • Game Master 2
Location: A-3
Enter the room from the Confusion Gate and head to the right, press the switch on the platform and then carry on going right. Once in B-3 head down the new ladder and go to the chest in A-3 that was previously a trap. Place a weight on the dais/pedestal and this time it will open the chest.:
  • Athletic Land
Location: D-1
Scan the skeleton at the bottom-right corner of the room.
  • Mahjong Dojo*
Location: C-5
Scan the 4th skeleton when counting from the right.
  • Hyper Rally
Location: G-2
Go to B-3 and head to the top of the room, then jump of to C-3, you should land on an invisible platform. Head to the center of the room and go up the ladder. Once you are in the inaccessible area of G-2 read the broken tablet.
  • Konami Tennis
Location: F-2
Scan the skeleton at the bottom-left corner of the room.
  • Game Collection EX
Location: D-4
Using the Grapple Claw, jump from the rightmost wall at C-4 and land on top of and examine the third angel statue at the bottom-left corner of D-4.

Confusion GateEdit

  • Monkey Academy
Location: C-4
An eye in the background near the top of the screen does not move. Scan it while standing on the elevator.
  • Road Fighter
Location: D-2
Scan the bottom left hole that Togs spawn from.
  • Q-Bert
Location: E-5
Scan the right orb on the upper floor.
  • F1 Spirit
Location: A-3
Purchase in the Shop on the right-side of the screen for 180 Coins.
  • Salamander
Location: D-5
Destroy the left middle wall. Scan inside the alcove.
  • F1 Spirit 3D
Location: A-3
Purchase in the Shop on the right-side of the screen for 5 Coins.

Mausoleum of the GiantsEdit

  • Frogger
Location: H-4
Using the giant statue's arm as a platform, examine the hole in the center of its chest.
  • Hyper Olympic 2
Location: A-2
Examine the skeleton propped against the right wall.
  • Magical Tree
Location: E-6
Examine the damaged monument at the bottom of the screen.
  • Seal of El Giza
Location: F-3
Purchase from the Shop hidden behind the lower pot for 100 Coins.
  • Game Collection 3
Location: C-1
Destroy the false wall to the left of the pedestal and examine the skeleton that was hidden behind it.

Graveyard of the GiantsEdit

  • Sky Jaguar
Location: D-5
Destroy the pot on the right-side of the screen and examine the area in which it stood.
  • Mopi Ranger
Location: G-4
Examine the leftmost skeleton.
  • Contra
Location: D-2
This cartridge is simply resting near the center of the screen.
  • Space Manbow
Location: F-4
Use Bombs to create an opening at the center of the screen, just right of the crumpled skeleton. Leap into the alcove and examine said skeleton.

Temple of the SunEdit

  • Super Cobra
Location: C-1
In the small area at the bottom-right, examine the head in the background that is hidden behind the movable statue.
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu
Location: C-3
Examine the skeleton on the right side of the screen.
  • King's Valley
Location: E-4
Destroy the left side of the mass that extends from the ceiling with Bombs and examine within the resulting cavity.
  • Diviner Sensation
Location: E-5
Purchase from the Shop hidden behind the lower pot for 80 Coins.

Temple of MoonlightEdit

  • Twinbee
Location: D-5
Equip the Glyph Reader ROM and examine the crumbling monument at the top-left corner twice.
  • Parodius
Location: D-4
There are actually two ladders hidden behind the lunar relief. After being transported to D-4, travel up the first until you reach an unseen platform behind the face. Walk left and examine in order to locate the cartridge.
  • Pennant Race 2
Location: B-2
Fall from B-1 and examine the dark area in the background at the left-side of the highest ledge.

Spring in the SkyEdit

  • Hyper Sports 1
Location: E-2
Examine the monument at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
Location: C-8
Defeat the Gyonin enemy on the right side of the screen and examine the area in which it was swimming.
  • Castlevania
Location: D-4
Summon the Key Fairy at D-5. While the Fairy is present, stand in front of the Shop at D-4 until a second Shop appears on the left-side of the screen. Leap over and purchase it in the new Shop for 130 Coins.
  • Shalom
Location: B-8
Break the bottom-left wall of the top right waterway using Bombs and examine within the alcove created.
  • Quarth
Location: B-10
Once the water has been drained, examine the second skeleton from the right (It's possible to get this while the water is still there - just search near the bottom right).
  • Game Collection 1
Location: A-6
Examine the decaying skeleton under the water on the left side.

Tower of the GoddessEdit

  • Unreleased ROM
Location: C-1
Summon a Key Fairy from D-1 and escort it to C-1 in order to make a pedestal appear. Place a Weight upon it to open an entrance to Legendary Tree. Once there, move one screen to the right and examine at the base of the tree.
  • Pippols
Location: A-4
Use the Lamp of Time to freeze the falling block in midair and climb up to examine the ground below it before it lands.
  • Gradius
Location: D-5
Enter and exit D-5 from each possible route on the left-side of the screen.
  • A1 Spirit
Location: B-7
Shoot the block at the lower-left corner of the screen six times with the Pistol to reveal this cartridge.

Inferno CavernEdit

  • Antarctic Adventure
Location: D-3
This cartridge is simply resting on the floor at the top-right of the screen, just right of the ladder leading up to D-2.
  • Hyper Olympic 3
Location: G-2
Examine the skeleton that lies on the ledge that juts out over the lava, at the top-left of the screen.
  • Goonies
Location: C-1
Examine the area on the floor where there are no spikes.
  • Firebird
Location: E-1
Examine the skeleton at the center of the screen.
  • Mahjong Wizard
Location: E-4
Purchase in the Shop hidden behind the rock at the upper-left corner of the screen for 50 Coins.
  • Game Collection 2
Location: F-5
Climb midway up the ladder and strike the left wall repeatedly to reveal an alcove; examine the floor within.

Tower of RuinEdit

  • Ruins RAM 16K
Location: E-4
When entering the field from Confusion Gate, this cartridge is the blue dot atop the rightmost crate.
  • Hyper Sports 3
Location: D-5
Examine within the lower-left corner of the lava pool.
  • Knightmare
Location: C-3
Attack the block hanging from the ceiling near the center of the screen with the Katana to reveal a hidden Shop. Purchase in the Shop for 200 Coins.
  • Shin Synthesizer
Location: D-3
Fire Spears downward while standing above and to the right of the door. Fall through the hole that appears and examine immediately next to the door.
  • Badlands=
Location: E-2
Break the left wall using the Keyblade and examine within the recess.

Chamber of ExtinctionEdit

  • Time Pilot
Location: B-3
Examine atop the slightly elevated blocks at the bottom of the screen.
  • Hyper Olympic 1
Location: F-3
Break the rock near the top-left corner of the screen to reveal a hidden room. Examine in front of the entrance.
  • Maze of Galious
Location: G-5
Summon a Key Fairy from I-5 and escort it to the lower path of G-5. Move as far left as possible and jump in order to reveal a special passageway near the top of the screen. Enter it and complete the Maze of Galious tribute.
  • Metal Gear 2
Location: H-5
Break the right wall of the green pool and examine the skeleton within the opening.

Chamber of BirthEdit

  • GR3
Location: H-4
Examine behind the grey wall at the lower-left corner of the screen.
  • Konami Soccer
Location: E-2
Examine the eye at the center of the pyramid design in the background.
  • King Kong 2
Location: A-3
Examine the opening on the left-side of the screen from which enemies spawn.
  • Heaven and Earth
Location: E-6
Pass in front of the second window from the bottom twice to make a segment of the left pillar disappear. Examine the area in which the segment stood.

Twin LabyrinthsEdit

  • Circus Charlie
Location: B-4
Examine the large crack in the background, near to the leftmost ladder.
  • Comic Bakery
Location: B-1
Examine directly below the pedestal.
  • Hyper Sports 2
Location: H-4
This cartridge rests directly in front of the twin gate.
  • Konami Ping-Pong
Location: G-5
Examine the deteriorating tablet near the top of the screen.
  • Penguin Adventure
Location: C-5
At the ceiling corner near the center of the screen, destroy the blocks first with Flares to reveal a small passage, then use Bombs to further widen the alcove. Examine within to locate the cartridge.
  • Ganbare Goemon
Location: I-1
Jump onto Triton's belt and examine his stomach-area.
  • Usas
Location: H-3
Near the center of the screen, jump upwards to enter a hidden passageway within the ceiling. Examine at the far end of the passage.
  • Pennant Race
Location: J-3
Examine the crumbling tablet.
  • Game Collection 4
Location: C-2
Examine the large crack at the base of the single pillar in the background.

Endless CorridorEdit

  • Video Hustler
Location: B-1
Examine the skeleton that lies near to the top of the screen.
  • Konami Golf
Location: D-2
Examine the unmarked gateway at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Konami Boxing
Location: D-3
Examine the damaged tablet at the bottom-left.
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu 2
Location: B-4
Destroy the lower-left pot and examine the area in which it was standing.

Dimensional CorridorEdit

  • Gradius 2
Location: E-7
Examine in the very center of the pool of water at the base of the room.
  • King's Valley Disk
Location: B-6
The top-left platform crosses behind the left waterfall; examine behind the waterfall.
  • Gradius 2 Beta
Location: A-4
Defeat the Mushussu twice and examine its remains. Be sure not to leave the room before it respawns!

Shrine of the MotherEdit

Note: After transforming into the True Shrine of the Mother, these roms are lost forever.

  • Konami Baseball
Location: D-1
Examine within the area at the bottom-left corner of the screen where the spikes are shorter.
  • Break Shot
Location: E-4
Examine behind the statue at the top of the screen.

True Shrine of the MotherEdit

  • Snatcher
Location: D-4
Examine below and to the right of the sole statue on screen.
  • SD Snatcher
Location: B-6
Examine within the small alcove at the center-right of the screen, immediately left of the ladder.


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