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Mystik Belle

Official Site || Steam Page

Mystik Belle attempts to create a unique fusion of the Metroidvania and adventure game genres and, for the most part, it succeeds, though it stumbles rather heavily in two parts of its design. At first glance, this may very well appear to primarily be a Metroidvania platformer with other elements simply tacked on. After all, there’s a castle to explore for new abilities, a basic leveling system which both increases health and changes the basic fire attack, and even a good number of references to Maziac, a much older Metroidvania platformer created by the developer which also stars a fire-wielding heroine. However, Mystik Belle is definitely more than it may initially appear to be as interactions with items and NPC’s play just as large of a role as the platforming.
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Circa Infinity

Steam Page || itch.io Page

If you’ve ever wanted to delve into the endless depths of a kaleidoscope you may want to consider buying Circa Infinity (or at least check out the demo). Despite generating quite a bit of coverage around the time of its release, Circa Infinity has not really taken off and, indeed, seems to have been all but forgotten about by just about everyone only three months later. ‘Experimental puzzle platformer’ is a label which can be applied to far, far too many games these days and at a price of $9.99 for a game which can be finished in about five hours it’s easy to understand why many may be hesitant to make the purchase. Though the trailers do show off a good amount of uncut gameplay, it can be hard to tell just quite how Circa Infinity actually works so I think it’s best to clarify a few things. This is a game about circles and this is a game about opposites and, for the most part, that is all you really need to understand.
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