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Old 18 April 2010, 17:20   #1
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Metroidvanias on the Amiga

Hi guys !

I was wondering if anyone knew if the ol' 'miggy had any Metroidvania type games made for it. For those that don't know what a Medroidvania type game is it's games like Metroid and latter day Castlevania (Symphony of The Night onwards), further description here - http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Metroidvania

As far as I'm aware there doesn't seem to be any game featuring action heavy exploration gaining skills to progress you to previously unreachable locations. The nearest I could think of was Exile, though that was generally more puzzle based than action based (though is still a bloody ace game even though I've never been able to get anywhere in it !)

So anyone have any suggestions of games that match this game genre ?
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Old 18 April 2010, 17:59   #2
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Harlequin has the exploration but not the skills. Find switches to progress to new areas, non-linear, good platforming graphics and music, allows to save your game at any point, but it is pretty basic metroidvania fare.
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Old 18 April 2010, 19:02   #3
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I never liked Harlequin and I thought it was unnecessarily overrated. I also hate clowns, that didn't help :

I really can't think of a game that way. I wish someone would made a nice "new Castlevania" clone for the Amiga! Right now I am hooked to the first game of the Castlevania trilogy on DS, and I gotta say I love it (well, I also had circle of the Moon on GBA and that was awesome too).
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Old 19 April 2010, 07:26   #4
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I think maybe Cedric and the Lost Sceptre might qualify as Metroidvania-style: http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=653

Oh, and maybe Exile/Exile AGA: http://hol.abime.net/2890/screenshot

I'm sure there are others that come close.

I'm working on a game that might fit into this genre, it's an action-adventure platformer with exploration, branching story and slight role playing elements. It's still very much in the design stages though, but we've got a lot of stuff planned out for it already so I hope it'll be a really good game for Amiga.
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Old 21 April 2010, 05:41   #5
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I think the key element that makes a "Metroidvania" game is thet you unfold a map and you have to go back and forth between map spaces. Metroid doens't have much of that "RPG-like" leveling-up etc,
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Odyssey

Odyssey is the game you are looking for:

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Old 22 September 2015, 08:11   #7
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there is also new PD game called "the game" bit similar to " I want to be a guy" but less unfair.
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Odyssey is the game you are looking for:

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That's a pretty cool game, I would have loved to play this back in the day. Reminds me of Lionheart with the caves, and also Traps 'n' Treasures.
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Crikey, a mere 5 years to answer the original posters question!
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Old 22 September 2015, 16:51   #10
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Lazycow is working on porting Powerglove, which I would consider a Metroidvania type game!
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Lazycow is working on porting Powerglove, which I would consider a Metroidvania type game!
I had not heard about PowerGlove till you mentioned it. That would be great if it gets ported to the Amiga, it looks awesome!

In the mean time, here are a couple of Metroidvanias you can probably emulate fine via DosBOX, PC Task or what ever:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeliard

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/talosv/talosv.htm

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I had not heard about PowerGlove till you mentioned it. That would be great if it gets ported to the Amiga, it looks awesome!
Here's the thread with game progress:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...ght=powerglove

Lazycow has made a bunch of other Amiga games, check out his website.
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Awesome, thank you!
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Old 03 April 2017, 13:33   #14
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Flashback has some metroidvania qualities.
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Isn't Turrican Metroidvania, or is it too linear?
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No it's a linear shoot em up with some exploration. But is inspired by NES Metroid.
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part of the Metroidvania thing is also that you accumulate new powers/abilities which unlock other parts of the map (double jump suddenly lets you get into that high place etc)

Honestly i cant think of any Amiga platformers with the complexity and level of design as Castlevania :-(
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Switchblade 2 is a bit inspired by Metroid/Castlevania.
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Sword looks a bit Castlevania-ish.
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