I remember someone suggesting this game to be here after I mentioned Cave Story about 2-3 years ago… Anyway, this is probably going to be one of those less-known titles but I can say I'm quite hyped for it. The Wiiware remake is currently in it's final version, and off toward a second check from Nintendo. Release Date should be due soon.
So what is La Mulana? It's archeologist puzzle solving game with elements from Super Metriod, and Castlevania. The orignal game was very unforgiving, but the remake fixes that by making the gameplay mechanics and puzzles alot easier for new players.
Here's a 60 minute play-through on U-Stream. Just skip around the video to see how the basic game-play works.