This page is a tribute to the Nintendo game Adventures of Lolo and all other games which are look alike. This is a simple puzzle type game where you basically just push blocks but can be extremely challenging given some complex variations!
This will be an ongoing work where I list games in chronological order that I find based on the same concept, subscribe to know when there’s new content!
- 1981 – Sokoban (Macintosh)
- 1989 – Adventures of Lolo (NES)
- 1990 – Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES)
- 1991 – Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES)
- 1994 – Adventures of Lolo (Game Boy)
- 2004 – RM2K Lolo (Windows)
- 2004 – Adventures of Lolo – Challenging Lolo (NES)
- 2005 – Adventures of Bobo (Windows)
- 2006 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – Challenging Lolo 2 (NES)
- 2008 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – Googie’s Hack of Lolo 2
- 2009 – Toho Reimu Labyrinth (Windows)
- 2010 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – CSTutor89 (NES)
1981 – Sokoban (Macintosh)
This is where everything started, made by a japanese in 1981. The game is easy to learn but in some levels, there’s so many possibilities to what your next move might be that you need to think a lot about what you are going to do. This game concept is so interesting and fun that it’s been release on pretty much all consoles since 1981! As of 2019, it is still available for PCs, tablets and mobiles.
The version I like quite a bit is the one on Macintosh 7.5.5 made by Scott Lindhurst in 1992, there’s more than just the 50 original levels from 1981, there’s a total of 369 levels and is available for free at http://sneezingtiger.com/sokoban/ but it might be quite complex to run, especially on Windows where you need an emulator like Basilisk II and also a ROM file like a Quadra 650.
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More information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SokobanComplete walkthrough by Zurd
1989 – Adventures of Lolo (NES)
The original Lolo, only 50 levels available in a 11×11 grid and they are quite easy, takes about 25 minutes to complete them when you know the mechanics of the game and you have already completed it. However, it takes 4 hours and 30 minutes for an experienced gamer like the Mexican Runner to complete it for a first time. So it will take much longer for someone else.
More information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Lolo
Complete walkthrough by World of Longplays
1990 – Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES)
The sequel, 50 levels and 4 pro levels if you enter the password PROA, PROB, PROC and PROD. Again, a 11×11 grid and they are also quite easy but a few levels starts to be challenging especially when you reach the Castle levels. They’ve started to include boss fight in this game since at the end completely, you will fight one.
More information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Lolo_2Complete walkthrough by Cornshaq
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1991 – Adventures of Lolo 3 (NES)
More levels and a lot more challenging! A total of 100 levels also in a 11×11 grid including 10 training rooms which are quite useful to learn the mechanics of the game. They also added a lot more boss fights for a total of 5, they are easy but fun. Even though they added training rooms, the game still starts incredibly easy but becomes very challenging fast. Some levels takes over an hour for the first time to complete.
More information on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Lolo_3Complete walkthrough by Epic Game
1994 – Adventures of Lolo (GameBoy)
The Nintendo Game Boy version, it starts so easy, kid-looking type of game with the dancing levels and the game is only in a 8×8 grid but don’t get fooled by that, it still gives an extremely good challenge at the end. The real problem is the speed, walking is very slow and units respawning takes forever, just because of that, it’s the worst Lolo game.
2004 – RM2K Lolo (Windows)
This is a simple fanmade clone made by RealOne aka RealYoshi. Only 15 levels in a 15×13 grid. Lolo runs extremely fast compared to other games, you cannot push block half a space and there is no Medusa’s which makes the game a lot more easy than others. It is extremely amateurish but it is still a fun game, especially the End Boss which is really fun to play, just for him, the game is worth it. The music in the game is from the original Lolo game but all other music is taken from Bubble Bobbles, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania and Kid Icarus from the NES. The game still runs fine on Windows 10 but the fonts are invisible, you can still find your way through the menu.
Complete walkthrough by Zurd
2004 – Adventures of Lolo – Challenging Lolo (NES)
This is a great NES hack! It’s extremely well done and well thought. It is based on the original Adventures of Lolo so it has the same enemies, sounds and game mechanics. The name suits it well, it is challenging even the first levels. This is really a game for the Lolo expert. Total of 50 levels in a 11×11 grid, made by Sivak Drac. A few levels need to be done in multiple days so you can come back the next day fresh to try new solutions to make it work. Takes me in average one hour per level. The only thing I could complain is that Lolo moves just a bit too fast. A lot of levels, you need to be as fast as possible so it’s harder to achieve this without bumping into something when your player runs too fast.
Since this game cannot be found anymore on the internet, here’s a download linkComplete walkthrough by Zurd
2005 – Adventures of Bobo (Windows)
A fanmade clone of the original Adventures of Lolo, there is only 46 levels in a 11×11 grid and most of the levels are quite easy. This is not a challenging game compared to the others. The last levels are a bit challenging but nothing compared to the others. It is still fun as it has some unique features such as the clone which duplicate in reverse your action, the penguin which will follow exactly where you went (he is so annoying!) or the ice where you completely slide.
It was programmed by Raj Sharma and was released in 2005, you can see the history of it at this link: https://www.gamedev.net/forums/topic/363712-the-adventures-of-bobo-/
It run on Windows 10 just fine but do you need to right-click the executable file and choose “Run as Administrator” so that it can be installed. The game isn’t available anymore on the original forum but you can download it here.Complete walkthrough by Zurd
2006 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – Challenging Lolo 2 (NES)
An extremely hard one. Just crazy hard. Made by Sivak Drac. 50 levels + the 4 PRO levels (available with password PROA, PROB, PROC and PROD). This one will push you to the limit, lots of time you have to go very fast and not make a mistake else you won’t have the time. Or lots of time you need to use a moving enemy to use it as a shield to be protected from enemy that can shoot.
The last level can only be accomplished by using Save States else you might be able to do it without it but you’ll need to be very lucky and might take you foverer.
There isn’t much any easy levels, even the first ones are quite something. This hack definitely pushes the boundary of the game. Didn’t know that you can ride an egg on water if you push it in the middle of sand! Didn’t know either you can float on lava while an egg is floating on lava! Took me a long time to be able to finish this hack.
Available here: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/202/Complete walkthrough by Zurd
2008 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – Googie’s Hack of Lolo 2
Total of 50 levels + the 4 PRO levels, quite fun but quite easy too. However, there’s many levels with unique designs and solutions, very creative puzzles.
Every enemies and items have been used to their full potential. And maybe even too much, there’s a level where you need to map a button in your emulator for auto-fire to shoot a pink dragon that is shooting at you and you have 63 eggs!
The last 4 PRO levels are challenging but just requires a bit of time and planning.
2009 – Toho Reimu Labyrinth (Windows)
Also known as “Touhou Scarlet Scarlet Devil Mansion Labyrinth” or “Adventures of Reimu”, it was released in 2009 by Banshee Software. It is a clone of the original game made in Japan. There is 20 tutorial levels and 60 levels for a total of 80 levels in a 11×11 grid. The enemies looks different than the original game but they are the exact same thing (meaning same abilities). Everything in this game is just like the original Lolo game.
Even though, it has exactly the same grid layout as the original game, this is one of the most challenging clone game! Some levels can take hours to complete, the complexity is high and there is so much possibilities to try before finding the solution.
This game is hard but so fun! As usual, the tutorial levels are easy but then the complexity of the puzzle gets high very quickly. The 10 Final levels are extremly long to finish and extremely complex because there is so much possible things to try. If you do play this game, make sure you play other games first because you will need all of Lolo’s tricks to finish this game.
Note that I have never been able to finish the level Final-3. I spent over 15 hours on this level, trying every possible combination. I even sent an email early 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org for their help and they did reply, saying the level was possible and they tried to help me but they haven’t said anything that I didn’t know. I have asked multiple times for a solution but never got a reply back.
It runs just fine on Windows 10 but you must first run dxwebsetup.exe which will install DirectX 9 then you can open meikyu.exe. Use the arrows on your keyboard for the movement. Use A to select or use an item. Use B to reset the level and use Q to quit the level.
2010 – Adventures of Lolo 2 – CSTutor89 – 2010
Extremely well done hack of the second original game of Lolo. It has a medium challenge most of the time but it is done very well, the creator thought carefully on how to maximize the possibilities of the game. It is is pure genius. It has 50 levels + the 4 PRO levels so a total of 54 in a 11×11 grid. About 90% of the game is medium challenge, then there is 5% hard and the other 5% is extremely hard (aka God Mode).More information and download here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/671
Complete walkthrough by Zurd