Tag Archive: platformer

Eternum

Game Jolt Page

Eternum is a platformer made in the much-underutilized Arcade Game Studio engine with a large focus on getting a high score and, as its engine’s name suggests, a level of difficulty which would make it feel right at home in an arcade. There are quite a few nods to the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series (and what look to be quite a few sprite rips from Castlevania games for that matter), the main character is even explicitly stated to be Arthur as an old man searching for a way to regain his youth, but Eternum’s gameplay is largely unique despite its aesthetics.
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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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The Ultimate Celebration

Party Time!

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You can’t celebrate the new year without a proper party, so let’s throw The Ultimate Celebration! It will be dark soon, so you need to hurry up and gather all of your friends. Your twenty friends are a rather varied bunch, including a jellyfish, an angel, and even a snowman, so finding where they’re all hanging out won’t be easy and you’ll need to hurry if you want to watch the shooting stars together with all of them.
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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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