Metroidvania

Description

Metroidvania is a portmanteau of Metroid and Castlevania and refers to games that feature the most distinctive gameplay concept of the Metroid games and later Castlevania games. Games of this genre feature a freely explorable world that is gated in content by specific abilities that need to be acquired by the player. Generally these game have a central hub from which the player can move to various interconnected levels which gradually unlock as the player acquires new skills. A large number of Metroidvania games use a side scrolling perspective like the games the name derives from but this is not a requirement. Top-down or bird's-eye view (e.g. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past) or 3D games (e.g. Batman: Arkham Asylum) can also share these concepts. Metroidvania games usually feature mild RPG elements such as upgradable health.
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Teslagrad Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2015), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Xbox One (2016)

Teslagrad is a side-scrolling platformer with strong puzzle elements. The protagonist is a boy who finds himself inside the mysterious...

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Halloween Town is preparing for this year's Halloween, and Jack Skellington is sure that this one will be the best...

Tomba! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

In this fast and frantic side-scrolling action game you play as the pink-haired, high-jumping jungle boy Tombi. In order to...

Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014) and PS Vita (2014)

The evil pigs from Tomba! are back, and only Tomba can stop them. The pigs have kidnapped Tomba's friend Tabby,...

Touhou: Double Focus PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Treasure Adventure Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Two friends, Gagwin and Baggus, along with Gagwin's son, went on a search for the 12 legendary treasures once gathered...

SEGA Master System (1993)

After defeating the Dragão Gospe Fogo (in Mônica no Castelo do Dragão), Mônica was kidnapped by Capitão Feio, but before...

Genesis (1994)

Mônica went to visit her friends in País da Fantasia (Fantasy Land), but when she arrived, she had a surprise:...

Ufouria: The Saga NES Front Cover

NES (1991), Wii (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

Hebereke (Bop Louie in PAL regions) is a penguin-like creature (though in PAL release he is more humanoid and looks...

UnEpic Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2011), Macintosh (2013), PS Vita (2016), Wii U (2014), PlayStation 4 (2016) and Xbox One (2016)

Unepic is a two dimensional, side-scrolling platforming action game with RPG elements, created by a Spanish independent developer Francisco Téllez...

Valdis Story: Abyssal City Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2015)

Valdis Story is an action/exploration platformer with strong ties to the metroidvana genre. Thematically it is set in a world...

Vampire Killer MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986) and Wii U (2014)

You are young Simon, who has just entered Dracula's Satanic Castle. The world of Dransylvania is in trouble, and you...

DOS (1996) and OS/2 (1997)

Vigilance on Talos V is about Killian Jared, a man who became a mercenary to save his daughter Celeste from...

VVVVVV Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), Browser (2010), iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), Nintendo 3DS (2011), PS Vita (2015), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Ouya (2014)

VVVVVV is a platformer brought back to the aesthetics of those in the eighties, with a basic colour palette and...

Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

During a joyride in his biplane, the engine blows and Wario crashes into the woods. It's here where he finds...

Windows (2006)

Dr. Cliché has built two bombs to turn the entire world to ice. The first one failed, but now the...

The Witness Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016), PlayStation 4 (2016) and Xbox One (2016)

The Witness is a first-person adventure game with a strong focus on puzzles and it is set on an abandoned...

NES (1992)

The evil wizard Malkil was not actually vanquished at the end of the previous game. In fact, after the mighty...

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap SEGA Master System Front Cover

Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2007)

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is a direct sequel to Wonder Boy in Monster Land. When Tom-Tom defeats the...

Wonder Boy in Monster World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1991), SEGA Master System (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1994), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2007)

Monster World was once a peaceful region. Then, the peace was shattered by an invading army of monsters. A young...

Wuppo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016)

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II MSX Front Cover

MSX (1987), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1986), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1986) and PC-8000 (1985)

Xanadu was the name of the summer capital of the Mongolian-ruled Yuan Dynasty in 13th century China. The game, however,...

Xeodrifter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Nintendo 3DS (2014), PS Vita (2015), Wii U (2015) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Players control the character simply named nomad. Following damage to the warp drive, the nomad begins to explore a cluster...

You Have to Win the Game Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2014)

A platform game with a simple goal, as its title points out. It's easier said than done, though - You...

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991), Genesis (1991), NES (1991), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1990), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Adol Christin's long-time friend, Dogi, wishes to return to his home town of Redmont after hearing about strange disturbances that...

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