Hallow Knight is a Metroidvania game that is enjoyed by many. As a matter of fact, ever since Nintendo has decided to bring back Metroidvania games on Nintendo 3DS, gamers have hit sky high of racing towards the market racks to purchase these types of games. Aside from Hallow Knight, here are a few games that you could check and try:
1. Samus Returns
With Samus Returns, you will be able to trade bugs for aliens and get to play through different levels on the extraterrestrial planet which this game is set at. All players will have to jump platforms and battle enemies with the use of Samus’ battling skills. As Samus- the protagonist of this game will have to collect power-ups to help her continue with her journey as she goes from one location to another.
Though this game comes with a narrative story, you will still be able to revisit previous locations and choose another path which will provide you with new items.
2. Axiom Verge
Axiom Verge was created and launched on Nintendo 3DS and was in the market before Samus Returns even debuted. This game is an adventure game where you could explore a futuristic plot and high-tech world. In this game, like Hallow Knight, you will be able to explore a lot of areas and collect over 60 items and power-ups which will allow you to unlock levels.
Axiom Verge includes amazing playstyles and it comes with the ability to break the game using glitches that will definitely affect enemies and the environment of this game. Play this game and unfold hidden secrets and experience a unique gameplay.
3. Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful game that comes with a theme of adventure. It is designed beautifully that provides realistic, dynamic and vibrant visuals that gamers would find it stimulating. Ori and the Blind Forest is inspired and based on children’s tales – The Iron Giant and Lion King.
In this game, you will play the role of a guardian spirit named Sein. As Sein, you will be able to hop and zip from one place to another. You will also have to solve different puzzles and overcome trials for you to be able to discover new places or areas. Though this game is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, do not be fooled as it is known to be a bit challenging and forces its players to make snappy decisions.
4. Steamworld Dig 2
Steamworld Dig 2 is a sequel to Rusty’s mysterious disappearance. As Dorothy’s search for Rusty, she came across a mining town and must dig her way through it to find her partner. Also, in this game you will need to make your own path by using a pickaxe.
Players of this game will need to keep track of the resources like water and light to keep alive. Players will also be allowed to go to new locations and solve puzzles as well.
5. Salt and Sanctuary
Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D adventure themed game. It is one of the most challenging Metroidvania adventure games that is based on Soul series. Instead of this game being an exploration type it emphasizes on combat system wherein you will be able to get control of about 600 weapons to choose from.
This game is a bit difficult and sometimes could even be punishing at times.
6. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
This game is considered as one of the classics. Though it is a 2D side scrolling game, Castlevania comes with a non-linear story which allows its players to fully explore and use skills to its extent. In this game, players could unlock new abilities like transmogrify, double jump and many more. The main character of this story has his own collection of weapons which you could use to help you in moving forward and complete the game.
7. Dead Cells
Dead Cells is inspired by Castlevania and Soul series. It is a side scroller which offers a great exploration experience. In this game you will need to find new items and power ups. You will also need to observe your enemies and attack them carefully.
There are several levels in this game and it also comes with a map that adds to the level of difficulty. This game is also considered as one of the most challenging games.
Guacamelee was launched in 2014. In this game, you will play as Juan who journeys through an open and non-linear world. In the journey, you will be able to stumble across statues which will give you additional abilities.
This game comes with flashy art style and stylish combos. It also includes different pop culture references which every video gamer will surely enjoy.