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For the location from the Valkyrie game series, see Marvel Land (location).

Marvel Land (マーベルランド?) is a platform arcade game released by Namco in 1990 for Japan only; it runs on Namco System 2 hardware, and was the company's first arcade game from the 1990's. The game was later ported to the Sega Genesis in 1991, with the game being retitled to Talmit's Adventure in Europe. The arcade version was later ported to the Wii Virtual Console for Japan in 2009.

GameplayEdit

The player takes control of Price Paco, and must venture throughout the game's sixteen stages, split across four worlds which contain four stages each. Paco can aquire a variety of powerups, such as clones of himself that he can swing to defeat enemies, dash boots that make Paco run faster, and dragon wings that allow him to jump higher. Each world takes place in the eponymous Marvel Land theme park, with some stages being based on funhouses and even rollercoasters that twist the screen upside down. At the end of each world, the player must defeat a boss in a game of rock-paper-scissors or tug 'o war; and should Paco defeat the boss will save one of the several fairies in the game. Paco will then be transported to a special bonus stage where he must collect stars before time runs out; and these stages feature numerous cameos from other Namco games, such as Pac-Man, Wonder Momo, Xevious and Bravoman. Additionally, Namco's receptionist robot Uketsuke Komachi and assistant robot Kyūji-kun appear at the start of each world.

PortsEdit

The game was ported to the Sega Genesis in 1991, and unlike the original arcade game was released outside Japan in both North America and Europe, with the European released being retitled "Talmit's Adventure", although the original North American release kept the original title. The original arcade version was released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2009; and, unlike the Sega Genesis release, remained exclusive to Japan.