Muramasa: The Demon Blade

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Developer(s) Vanillaware
Publisher(s) JP Marvelous Entertainment
NA Ignition Entertainment
EU Rising Star Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP April 9, 2009
NA September 8, 2009
EU November 27, 2009
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-Player
Input methods Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
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Muramasa: The Demon Blade is an action role playing game developed by Vanillaware and published by Marvelous Entertainment in Japan, Rising Star Games in Europe, and Ignition Entertainment in North America for the Wii. The game was released in Japan on April 9, 2009, in North America on September 8, 2009, and in Europe on November 27, 2009.

Muramasa follows the story of Kisuke, a fugitive who has lost his memory, including that of a crime that he committed and Momohime, a lithe female ronin possessed by a dark spirit. Gameplay allows players to use the Wii Remote, the Classic controller and the GameCube controller. The game allows players to use two different characters and features three difficulty levels.



The game suffers from random hangs. Save often. Try to enable JIT recompiler.

The hangs appear to only happen when the kite ninjas are onscreen for too long. Savestate when you see them and kill them first.

Black/Inverted Textures

In some revisions, transparent textures appear black, or negative, refer issue 1521.

Texture Alignment

Texture alignment issues in the game menus can be resolved by setting the internal resolution to Auto (Multiple of 640x528)

Sword Hilts do not change color as swords are changed

Set the Texture Cache Accuracy to one click left of Fast (position 3 of 4, where 4 is Fast)


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Internal Resolution Auto (Multiple of 640x528) Avoids texture alignment issues
Texture Cache Accuracy Position 3 Corrects coloration of sword hilts

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Muramasa: The Demon Blade since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-11048 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
2.0 Windows XP AMD Athlon II x2 215 @ 3.45GHz nVidia GeForce 7025 Complete Momohime story (PAL version). Most time run at 46-50 FPS (Sadly I can't play OdinShere at this speed), in some menu drops to 35 FPS. You'll get 5-15 more FPS on 2.0 then on latest revisions (r7605). Get some very minor texture bugs: catfish (at title screen) and head of broken Buddha statue (at last stage) - have black squares. Game may hanging then fighting numerous enemies - if enable JIT recompiler it seem to hang less often †.fl.l).
r7257 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-860 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Perfect 60 FPS, no problems ThatLuciano
3.0-776 elementary OSx64 (Linux) Intel Core i3-330m Geforce GT 330m Sometimes slow at random locations. Otherwise everything perfect. Krummer
^r7257 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Solo @ 2.2GHz Intel Mobile 4 series Perfect 45 FPS, small lag Speed king
^r7478 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 Runs 100% perfect. Robodt7
^r7561 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6950 Runs 100% perfect, but some texture problems. Gix
^r7673 Linux x86_64 AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6GHz nVidia GeForce 8600 GT Runs 100% perfect so far. pantaril
^r7670 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.1GHz AMD Radeon HD 6850 Runs 100%. This revision introduces a strange glitch on the title screen, the main symbol as all blotched up. MegaJump
^r7719 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3GHz nVidia GeForce 8800 GT Some textures should be transparent are black, playing is incompatible (cannot read map etc..) Game itself is running OK jamaica
^3.0-235 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fully playable ~60 FPS Fabolous
^3.0-421 Windows 7 x64 AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6670 Fully playable. Minor glitches such some strips over the end of textures, and fuzzy sound. 60 FPS. faefdsedf
^3.0-645 Windows 7 x64 AMD FX 8120 @ 3.8GHz ATI Radeon HD 6850 D3D11, 8xAA & 16xAF, constant 60 FPS Sleepsong
^3.0-710 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7 @ 3.2GHz nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti D3D11 Backend - Constant 60 FPS with 4x Internal Resolution, 1xAA, and 4xAF with incredibly few slowdowns machomuu
^3.0-750 Windows XP SP3 x86 Intel e6400 @ 2.13GHz ATI Radeon HD 4850 60 FPS in most areas, some slowdown (50-55 FPS) in crowded screens. OpenGL gives ~5 FPS better than D3D9 on Windows XP. 1x Native, AA off, 1xAF, V-Sync On. Zamzummin

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