| Shinya Nishigaki|
April 1, 1995
Action role-playing game
| Kan Naito|
1 April 1995
Single-player video game
| Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
Climax Entertainment games, Action role-playing games
Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past (レディストーカー～過去からの挑戦～, Redi Sutōkā : Kako Kara no Chōsen) is an action role-playing game developed by Climax Entertainment and published by Taito for the Super Famicom in 1995. It a sequel to Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole. Challenge from the Past' is the only game related to Landstalker that was never released outside Japan, though the main character herself appeared in the Dreamcast title Time Stalkers.
A new game entitled Lady Stalker was released for mobile phones in Japan only in 2006. It is not a remake of the original Lady Stalker, but an entirely new game, not in the same genre.
Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past Wikipedia
While Lady Stalker shares the same isometric viewpoint with Landstalker, gameplay is remarkably different. Unlike Landstalker the player character cannot jump, abandoning the most prominent aspect of its predecessor compared to other games of the genre. Another important difference is the way combat initiates. Whereas in Landstalker the enemies are visible at all times and freely move around the map, in Lady Stalker the battles are randomly triggered and cannot be avoided until all enemies are defeated, shifting the gameplay focus more from its action-adventure-roots to an RPG style. Later in the game, Yoshio and Cox will assist the protagonist Lady in her quest, and both can be used and commanded in battle.
The Lady Stalker storyline begins with Lady, a mischievous young girl who tends to disobey authority and travel around the world as an adventurer, despite the fact that she comes from a rich, upper-class family. She is constantly chased by her servants, the old gardener Yoshio and chef Cox. Lady's adventure involves her finding Deathland Island, a place that hides a treasure.
On release, Famitsu scored the game a 28 out of 40, giving it a 7 out of 10 in their Reader Cross Review.