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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Arcade 01 July 2014

A humorous platformer set in Mexican climates. We travel between different dimensions to save the kidnapped daughter El Presidente from the hands of a skeleton named Carlos Calaca. Two people can take part in the game, playing on one screen. The Super Turbo Championship edition has been enriched with new, previously unavailable elements.

AeternoBlade II
AeternoBlade II

Action 11 October 2019

Platform action game with elements of RPG and metroidvania genre. The production continues the plot started in the first part of the cycle - this time during the game we take control not only over Freya, but also over two new protagonists, which are Bernard and Felix. Heroes are once again given the opportunity to manipulate time, which they use to explore vast levels and solve puzzles, as well as to fight enemies they encounter.

Endless Memories
Endless Memories

Action 2020

Endless Memories is an action adventure game representing a sub-genre of metroidvania in which we take on the role of Rema - an amnesiac traveler trying to recover lost memories by exploring the secrets of eight different dreams. During the game, we travel through vast locations, face the dangers lurking in them and solve ingenious puzzles. All this is complemented by extended RPG elements.

Guacamelee!
Guacamelee!

Arcade 09 April 2013

A humorous platformer set in Mexican climates. We travel between different dimensions in an effort to save the abducted Daughter El Presidenta from the hands of the Evil Skeleton Charro. Two people playing on a split screen can take part in the game.

Strider
Strider

Action 18 February 2014

A metroidvania game from Capcom's popular series. The game, developed by Double Helix Games, is set in a grim future where Earth is ruled by a cruel dictator – Grandmaster Meio. As Hiryu, a young warrior who achieved "Super A" rank as the youngest member of the titular organization, we must put an end to Meio's rule and kill him. Even though Strider is implemented in fully 3D visuals we observe the game from a side-view perspective. During the game we visit diverse locations, jump on platforms, avoid traps and various dangers but also fight enemies. During the fights we use not only futuristic weapons but also various acrobatic moves that can be performed by the hero, such as running on walls or deflecting incoming projectiles with a sword. Similarly to other games in this style the hero gets new abilities as the game progresses, which allows us to return to previous levels and reach places that were inaccessible before.

Outland
Outland

Action 27 April 2011

Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Arcade 19 September 2019

Shantae 5 is a metroidvania type game, inspired by tales from the One Thousand and One Nights. During the game we direct the title heroine, who can transform herself into a variety of beasts with unique special abilities.

Metroid Prime 4
Metroid Prime 4

Action TBA

The fourth full-fledged installment in the best-selling action series Metroid Prime, owned by Nintendo. Metroid Prime 4 is the first installment designed for Nintendo Switch. The game’s protagonist is Samus Aran – an interstellar bounty huntress fighting with Space Pirates. After the events presented in the previous game, the heroine gets entangled in another intrigue, which forces her to embark on another dangerous journey. In the game we go through vast, nonlinear levels and fight the opponents we encounter – implemented in first-person shooter mechanics. The heroine has not only got a diverse arsenal of energy rifles, but also a wide range of special skills. One of them is Morph Ball, which allows her to reach hardly accessible places. Thanks to such mechanics, the challenges the player faces in Metroid Prime 4 are not only arcade in nature but logic-based as well.

Tamarin
Tamarin

Action 31 December 2019

A three-dimensional action platformer in which we play the role of a charming monkey facing an army of sinister insects. In Tamarin, we travel through a variety of locations, jumping on platforms, bypassing traps and eliminating enemies with a fancy arsenal.

Timespinner
Timespinner

Action 25 September 2018

A classic, two-dimensional platformer considered a representative of the metroidvania genre, developed by Lunar Ray Games that was founded by a former employee of Microsoft and Bungie Software. The story of Timespinner is set in the fantasy universe of Ernah, created by the developer in the days of his youth. During the game we play the part a young girl named Lunaris, whose village was destroyed by invaders from another planet. Heroine's mother died during the escape, and she was sucked through a broken portal and transported to another world, where in desperation she vowed revenge on the oppressors. In the course of gameplay we explore subsequent locations, solve simple puzzles and fight enemies; and as we progress, we gain new weapons and gradually improve the abilities of the protagonist. A distinctive feature of the game is the power to manipulate time, by which Lunais can move through different eras, avoid enemies and get into seemingly inaccessible places.

Feudal Alloy
Feudal Alloy

RPG 17 January 2019

Feudal Alloy is a 2D metroidvania with strong RPG elements. The player plays a robot knight with a fish tank instead of a head, who travels through the land of open-world fantasy, fighting against various enemies, talking to the NPCs, performing tasks, developing skills, etc.

Unepic
Unepic

Arcade 02 October 2011

Funny platformer with RPG elements. An ordinary boy unwittingly moves from an RPG session straight into a dungeon straight from fantasy games. The hero has to face powerful enemies lurking in the underworld. The production resembles such hits as Castlevania. However, its characteristic feature is a huge portion of good humour. Interestingly, Unepic is available in the Polish language version.

Kova
Kova

RPG 2020

Developed by the independent studio Black Hive, Kova is a 2D RPG with Metroidvania elements. The action of the game is set in a distant future, in which the titular main protagonist is a space mercenary, who encounters a trace of a beacon located on an unknown ice planet during her journey through an uncharted region of galaxy. The protagonist’s main objective is to discover the purpose of the beacon and answer the question if and why are there people in the universe. The players observe the action from a side perspective. What makes the exploration more difficult is the necessity to jump between platforms as well as to overcome numerous obstacles and chasms. During the game, one can visit diverse planets, each with unique atmosphere and ecosystem. Moreover, a player can choose to join one of the three factions, which influences, i.a., the missions one has to carry out. As the story develops, the main protagonist acquires new abilities that, combined with the crafting system, provide the player an advantage on the battlefield and unlock access to previously unavailable locations.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Action 24 May 2018

An action game with platform game features. The players assume the role of Zangestu – a demon hunter who travels to a castle occupied by a powerful fallen angel. During the game, the players are exploring grim locations and fighting enemies. The game distinguishes itself from other games with the presence of four playable characters.

Song of the Deep
Song of the Deep

Action 12 July 2016

An arcade, metroidvania genre action game developed by Insomniac Games studio, known for, among others, Sunset Overdrive, and series such as Spyro, or Rachet & Clank. In Song of the Deep, we assume the role of Merryn, whose father has disappeared during a fishing trip. When one day she has a dream that her father has been imprisoned in the sea depths, the little heroine decides to build a small submarine and embark on a rescue mission. In terms of mechanics, we are dealing with a classic representative of the genre, in which we traverse a semi-open world divided into various, distinctive locations. The creators have put various challenges in our way, including things like clearing our path and, of course, fighting enemies and challenging bosses. Our submarine can be improved in the course of the game, receiving various abilities that help during combat and allowing us to access previously unavailable locations. The game features attractive 2.5D graphics.

Chasm
Chasm

Arcade 31 July 2018

A two-dimensional arcade platformer with RPG features from Discord Games studio. Chasm tells a story of a soldier who returns home after a long war. He arrives in an abandoned mining town and discovers most of its inhabitants have disappeared after entering a mysterious temple, deep down beneath the village. Our hero decides to stop the awakened evil, rescue the town’s inhabitants, and then safely return to his home. The game borrows many features from classics like Metroid or Castlevania, as well as The Legend of Zelda and Diablo series. The game's metroidvania-inspired premise is mixed with RPG mechanics, meaning that the hero can obtain new equipment and develop his skills. As we play, we must avoid traps, solve environmental puzzles and – obviously – fight with generic enemies and powerful bosses.

F.I.S.T.
F.I.S.T.

Action 2020

Arcade action game, belonging to the well-known subspecies of metroidvania. The production is set in the universe in the climate of dieselpunk, and the player takes on the role of quite an original hero - a humanoid rabbit, wearing a powerful mechanical arm on his back. The Chinese studio TiGames is responsible for creating this title.

AeternoBlade
AeternoBlade

Action 18 February 2014

Arcade action game with RPG elements realized in the classic convention of metroidvania. Players take on the role of a young warrior wielding a sword controlling time, who wants to take revenge on the demon responsible for the destruction of her village.

Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts

Arcade 23 January 2018

A colorful platform game based on the principles of metroidvania titles and developed by the creator of the Noitu Love series. The player takes on the role of Robin, a young, mechanically inclined girl that tries to find out why is it considered illegal to construct machines. The experience mingles exploration, puzzle solving and combat.

Rabi-Ribi
Rabi-Ribi

Arcade 28 January 2016

A two-dimensional platform game heavily inspired by the metroidvania genre. In Rabi-Ribi the player assumes the role of Erina – a bunny turned into a woman due to a curse. The female protagonist is accompanied by Ribbon, a winged pink-haired fairy. The tale about how the main characters are trying to break the spell is presented mostly by visual-novel-style dialogues. The gameplay of Rabi-Ribi is focused on exploration of various areas, character progression and fighting the enemies. In addition to the regular enemies, the player will encounter bosses, defeating which requires finding a good tactic, focus and good reflex. The boss fights take the form of a bullet hell shooter, forcing the player to avoid numerous missiles and laser beams coming in his way. During the game the protagonist gains new abilities and pieces of equipment thanks to which she can be more effective in combat and gain access to previously unavailable locations. The action is shown from the side perspective like in classic, two-dimensional platform games. The graphics employ manga-style visuals.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection
Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Action 16 May 2019

A set of eight platform action games from under the Castlevania brand. The compilation of Konami 50th Anniversary Collection - Castlevania was released on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Konami company.

Knytt Underground
Knytt Underground

Arcade 18 December 2012

Knytt Underground is a two-dimensional platformer produced by Nifflas Games. The game is mainly about exploring the world and fighting enemies. Each map is huge and largely open. The gameplay is enriched by logical elements.

The Siege and the Sandfox
The Siege and the Sandfox

Arcade TBA

The Siege and the Sandfox is a 2D platformer with sneaking elements, reminiscent of the Metroid and Castlevania series. In a lonely desert city, the hero is wrongly accused of murdering the king. Unlawfully sentenced to imprisonment in dungeons, he must find his way to the surface and clear his name. Only truth can prevent the collapse of the kingdom.

Curse of the Sea Rats
Curse of the Sea Rats

Arcade 2021

Curse of the Sea Rats is a metroidvania game from Petoons Studio. Our task is to find the kidnapped son of the admiral, to do so we play as one of the 4 enchanted rat heroes. The game can be played alone or in local cooperation mode.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Arcade 04 August 2010

Metroid: Samus Returns
Metroid: Samus Returns

Action 15 September 2017

Metroid: Samus Returns is a remastered and thoroughly remodeled version of Metroid II: Samus Returns, which was originally released on Game Boy in 1991. The modern version was developed by MercuryStream Entertainment, creators of games like the well-received Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. As the title may suggest, Samus Aran, an intergalactic bounty hunter who fights with space pirates, is the protagonist here, just like in many other Metroid games. Action in the game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on exploration of various vast and nonlinear levels and elimination of the titular metroid creatures. As we progress, we gain access to new areas. Samus uses a wide range of Beams, futuristic cannons that fire energy bullets and beams. She also uses the unique abilities that her Space Jump suit grants her (she can jump higher when using it). Additionally, Samus can take alternative forms that will help her get to some normally inaccessible areas.