I’m pretty old, and therefore I do love a bit of nostalgia. I’ve been loving the recent revival of the 16-bit era especially, with a lot of the genres I grew up with making a pretty decent comeback. As such, I’ve been keeping an eye on the PQube published retro platformer, Aggelos, which comes out today for Nintendo Switch!
Coming from PQube, LookAtMyGame and developers Storybird Games and Wonderboy Bobi, Aggelos is the perfect reminder that the classic Metroid-Vania genre is still very much alive. You will explore a vast, non-linear kingdom and venture through forests, underwater areas, cave systems and ancient temples to uncover magical elements and new skills! Use and combine them creatively to overcome the unique and deadly bosses and advance in the classic hero story.
The dynamic and diverse movement options make Aggelos a challenging homage to the legendary era of Japanese non-linear 16-bit titles and give players the tools for spectacular and creative combos that feel incredibly satisfying to pull off and offers a level of mobility which sets Aggelos apart from other homages to the Sega classics.
To cater even more towards veterans of this genre and further improve replayability, Hard Mode offers a real difference in how players approach the game. They will now face enemies that deal more damage, have greater movement speed, higher attack rate and shoot additional projectiles.
I’ll be giving this a play, especially as I miss the old days of Monster Boy and other such titles. But what about you? Will you be picking up this title, or giving it a pass? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter, and check back for more coverage of retro titles and other Japanese games.
Aggelos is now available for Nintendo Switch and PC/Steam and will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year!
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