I have been craving to play some of these games for a bit and I would like to know what the best none Metroid or Castlevania Metroidvanias their are. I have and have beaten Shadow Complex so that is out. I also recently got Aliens Infestation but that game is so short and I am almost done with it. I will also get Castlevania SOTN but of course I would play that and Super Metroid. You guys know this stuff better than I.
Help feed my Metroidvania needs.
I've always been a big fan of Cave Story. The original PC version is freeware, so it's easy to get.
Cave Story is an amazing choice, it's a bit on the short side, though. Also what about that Monster Tale game? I always thought it looked pretty neat.
Outland is kind of like that. It's not super metroidvania-ish (fantastic phrasing!) but it resembles it enough to bear comparison.
Speaking of Super Metroid, that's the one you should play first if you are at all interested in Metroidvania games. OK, SotN is also supposed to be an exemplary model of the subgenre, what with it being the whole other half of the title and all, but I've never actually beaten SotN.
@believer258: I rather fancy Super Metroid more than SotN, SotN is too easy past a certain point. (Shield Rod...)
I have played SM a fair bit but got stuck somewhere and stopped a while ago. I will get around to restarting sometime. I also wish I had a real copy since I have a SNES but no actual games for it. Now with SOTN I was reading that the XBLA version had stuff cut out of it. Is it worse off for not having FMV and such? Is it an okay version of the game?
@Daveyo520: There's one on kickstarter right now. It's as metroidvainia as it gets, right down to the old school graphics.
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