Laplace no Ma

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Laplace no Ma
Laplace no Ma cover.jpg
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Developer(s)Group SNE, Vic Tokai (SNES)
Publisher(s)HummingBirdSoft (PC-8801, PC-9801)
Human Entertainment (TG-CD)
Vic Tokai (SNES)
Platform(s)NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, MSX, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CD, Super Famicom
ReleaseNEC PC-8801, PC-9801
  • JP: July 04, 1987
  • JP: April 14, 1989
Sharp X68000
  • JP: December 8, 1990
  • JP: March 30, 1993
  • JP: July 14, 1995
Genre(s)Survival horror
Role-playing game

Laplace no Ma (ラプラスの魔, Rapurasu no Ma, literally "Laplace's Demon") is a Japanese video game released in 1987 for the NEC PC-8801 and NEC PC-9801.[1] The game was also ported to Sharp X68000, MSX, the SNES and TurboGrafx-CD.


This video game is a mixture of the role-playing video game and survival horror genres and set in the vicinity of Boston, Massachusetts in a town called "Newcam", it is modeled after the fictional city Arkham created by H. P. Lovecraft.

The horror part of the game lies in the exploration of the fictional Weathertop Mansion, whose owner dabbled in black magic. The game's CRPG features include its character classes—Dilettante, Medium, Detective, Scientist, and Journalist—and that the player can leave the mansion to walk around the town to go to shops to buy items needed to defeat the monsters and complete the game.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Super Famicom version of the game a 26 out of 40.[2]


  1. ^ ラプラスの魔
  2. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: ラプラスの魔. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.344. Pg.30. 21 July 1995.

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