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Looking for a good Metroidvania

06-28-2010, 04:31 PM
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Looking for a good Metroidvania

Aside from The Deeps, which is fun, but a bit frustrating, can anyone suggest a good metroidvania game?

I'm looking for a large map to explore, one with doors that can be unlocked with the powers you get for exploring or from beating bosses.
06-28-2010, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TheeGravedigger View Post
Aside from The Deeps, which is fun, but a bit frustrating, can anyone suggest a good metroidvania game?

I'm looking for a large map to explore, one with doors that can be unlocked with the powers you get for exploring or from beating bosses.
sword of fargal

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06-28-2010, 04:40 PM
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sword of fargal
Thats not a Metroidvania
06-28-2010, 04:43 PM
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Anyways sadly there really aren't many Metroidvania's out at all for the iDevice. All thats out so far is The Deep and Grokion (which is pretty awesome actually) I was developing one a while back and was looking pretty good but I just got kind of bored with the constant developing and kind of abandoned my project... I may go back to it soon but not sure. But yeah Metroidvania is my favorite Game Genre and there need to be more on the App Store.

here was the original thread I made. I didn't post any screenshots of it but you would get the basic idea of what I was going for with the game before i stopped working on it

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=25249
06-28-2010, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by nephilim apps View Post
Anyways sadly there really aren't many Metroidvania's out at all for the iDevice. All thats out so far is The Deep and Grokion (which is pretty awesome actually) I was developing one a while back and was looking pretty good but I just got kind of bored with the constant developing and kind of abandoned my project... I may go back to it soon but not sure. But yeah Metroidvania is my favorite Game Genre and there need to be more on the App Store.

here was the original thread I made. I didn't post any screenshots of it but you would get the basic idea of what I was going for with the game before i stopped working on it

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=25249
But yeah at the moment Grokion is your best option... Unless you Jailbreak and get an GBA emulator which has some of the best Metroidvania games on any system.
06-28-2010, 06:42 PM
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The only things I can think of are Grokion and Phoenix Spirit. Other than The Deep, from what I hear, those games are your best bet. Why didn't Konami just port Symphony of the Night...

Either way, like nephilim said, an emulator is your best bet if you have a powerful enough device to run them at a decent framerate (I'm sure an iPod Touch 2G/iPhone 3GS should do fine), do so, and emulate Metroid Fusion, which, so far, is my absolute favorite Metroidvania game. I still havn't played too much of SOTN, but it's a fantastic game as well.
06-28-2010, 07:12 PM
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The only things I can think of are Grokion and Phoenix Spirit. Other than The Deep, from what I hear, those games are your best bet. Why didn't Konami just port Symphony of the Night...

Either way, like nephilim said, an emulator is your best bet if you have a powerful enough device to run them at a decent framerate (I'm sure an iPod Touch 2G/iPhone 3GS should do fine), do so, and emulate Metroid Fusion, which, so far, is my absolute favorite Metroidvania game. I still havn't played too much of SOTN, but it's a fantastic game as well.
Yes here are some best MetroidVanias on the GameBoy Advanced (in no particular order)

Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid: Fusion
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (however the explorable word is pretty small in this...)

Also be sure to get the PS1 for the iDevice and get Symphony of the Night which is one of the greatest games in history.


just download the roms put em on your iDevice through SSH and you got yourself some of the best Metroidvanias you can get all on your iDevice
06-28-2010, 07:19 PM
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Well, I've got a hacked PSP, and a modded GBA.

But yea, I rarely carry either with me.
06-28-2010, 07:21 PM
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Well, I've got a hacked PSP, and a modded GBA.

But yea, I rarely carry either with me.
Yes but if you jailbreak you can have a PS1 emulator and a GBA emulator so you can play those games on your iDevice.
06-29-2010, 01:30 AM
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Any self-respecting Metroidvania fan already beat all of those games. Well, except Fusion since that's not a Metroidvania game.

Yeah, your choice of apps is very slim, Phoenix Spirit is there but feels fairly wonky at times, Grokion is WAY too hard (if an enemy dies on the same screen as you you lose like two energy tanks and usually die) and also has wonky controls (very hard to quickly aim and fire and you cannot afford to get hit while doing that).

If you want my advice say screw it and just play Shadow Complex at home.