Are there any Pre-SotN metroidvanias or even Metroidlikes?The only ones i can think of are these and Goonies 2
Super Metroid?Wonderboy Dragon's Trap
>>8906423This is a good Metroidygar.Fun Fact: The genre is called "Metroidygar" because Rygar added RPG elements.
The original SotN experiment.
>>8906438Rygar isnt really a metroidvania, the stages are still pretty linear and the top view land is more of a hub world, most of it is also jank.
>>8906423>metroidvaniasPlease kill yourself now
>>8906423NES was full of metroidvanias
>>8906530You'd rather have them called Search Action games?
>>8906423That looks like Maximo's artist.
>>8906541Actually I'd rather have them called Search! Action! games.
>>8906558You're right. That guy's done a lot of great art.
>>8906539>>8906530Stop talking about metroidvanias. I am not going to play your SoTN super metroid inspired game or your Earthbound inspired game.
>>8906521Jeremy Parish himself called Rygar the "first NES metroidygar".Fun Fact: The genre is called "Metroidygar" because Rygar added RPG elements.Rygar is a non-linear platformer-adventure where you acquire new abilities to reach new areas.
>MetroidvaniaMetroidvania = Metroid + Castlevania, the later referring to the RPG elements brought by SotNIf it doesn't have RPG elements, it's not a Metroidvania, it's just a Metroid. Metroid is not a Metroidvania, it's a Metroid.Calling Metroid-likes "Metroidvania" is as incorrect as calling House of the Dead or Parasite Eve "survival horror", but that's also a thing.
>>8906594Jeremy parish is a basedcuck
>>8906518Isn't this the one where you play as Mikie? Why is Leo on the cover?
>>8906594You can spam attack constantly respawning enemies in the first level and max out your health bar.
>>8906996Don't you just love RPGs?
>>8906565>>8906539>>8906530Oh jesus here come the shitlers
>>8906594>>8906438I need to play this game. should I go for the Japanese version?
>>8907056Can't see why you would...
>>8907078I was under the impression the Japanese version featured saving or at least passwords
>>8906512Yes, Blaster Master is definitely awesome. That music too. So good!
>>8906423Ufouria/Hebereke on the NES
Luckily games weren't really tainted by this awful genre yet back then
dragon buster on the famicom
Adventure Island 4 on NES>>8907189"Metroidvania" per se no, but there were a shit ton of Metroid-likes
>>8907209>separate bedswhat an ungrateful rotten bitch, multiple games of saving your ass in and the least you can do is service your husband every night for the rest of your life to make up for all that hell
>>8906518>Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles instead of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
>>8906594>nes rygar>nonlinearlolSMB is less linear than Rygar. Don't get me wrong. I love Rygar (except the music in Dorago's Palace), but claiming it's anything but linear is just silly.>>8907078If one of the different music tracks is Dorago's Palace, that might fix the only bad thing about the game.
Rygar manualtl;dr get good to have fun
>>8906438>Fun Fact: The genre is called "Metroidygar" because Rygar added RPG elements.The Japanese call them "Tansakuvanias" for the "exploration" element.
>>8907707More like belt questing
>>8906565What about my game where a boy with a baseball bat explores a gothic castle?and/or a vampire explores a suburban neighborhood
>>8907773that would be pretty cool
>>8906512the game is way better than Metroid
>>8907435I think Europe was kinda over ninjas, they were on to the next cool thing by then, heros.
>>8906423Wonder Boy the Dragon's Trap created every mechanic that is supposed to special in SotN.Apart from it's graphics SotN is utterly unremarkable in gaming history and is popular for hipster reasons.
>>8907553>but claiming it's anything but linear is just silly.Once you get the pulley+crossbow, can't you choose between three areas to go?>If one of the different music tracks is Dorago's Palace, that might fix the only bad thing about the game.The entire soundtrack is different: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QllOiXFpigA
>>8906438I've been meaning to play Rygar for the longest time.
>>8908685>Wonder Boy the Dragon's TrapI'm glad this game was so short because it was lame.
>>8909135>Rygar's JP OST is differentHow many games had that even?
>>8909135I still preffer some of the tracks in the US version.
Multiple background layers on MY NES? Nope, it's just sprites. Looks amazing though.
Someone needs to make a romhack that fixes the hit detection on shit like ropes, doors, pulleys, etcit all sucks ass
>>8907773>my game where a boy with a baseball bat exploresWherethe fuckis it