Metroidvania List

Metroidvania and other exploration-driven platformer games

(F) ??.??.1982 – Aztec (Apple II) [Forerunner]
(P) ??.??.1983 – Montezuma’s Revenge (Atari 5200) [Forerunner]
(F) ??.??.1983 – The Pharaoh’s Curse (Atari 8-bit) [Forerunner]
(P) ??.??.1984 – Below the Root (Apple II, C64, PC) [2d-Adventure]
(F) ??.??.1984 – Conan: Hall of Volta (Apple II) [Straight Puzzle Platformer]
( ) ??.10.1985 – Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II (PC-88, Sharp X1)
( ) ??.??.1985 – Brain Breaker (Sharp X1)
( ) ??.??.1985 – Citadel (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1985 – Castle Quest (BBC Micro)
( ) ??.??.1985 – Cosmo Police: Galivan (Arcade, Other (1986), NES (1988))
( ) ??.??.1985 – Zorro (Atari 8-bit, C64)
( ) ??.??.1985 – Yoyo! (BBC Micro)
(F) 06.08.1986 – Metroid (FDS, NES (1987)) [Trope Maker]
( ) 05.09.1986 – Super Pitfall (NES, PC-88)
( ) 06.10.1986 – Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr. (PC-88, PC-98, MSX, NES (1987))
( ) 30.10.1986 – Vampire Killer (MSX2)
( ) 13.11.1986 – Milon’s Secret Castle (NES)
( ) 19.12.1986 – Kid Icarus (FDS, NES (1987))
( ) ??.??.1986 – Cross Blaim (MSX)
( ) ??.??.1986 – Hunkydory (or Hunkidory) (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1986 – Imogen (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron (Play it Again 5 in 1988))
( ) ??.??.1986 – The Last Of The Free (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1986 – The Network (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron (Play it Again 15 in 1991))
( ) ??.??.1986 – Pandemonium (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron (Play it Again 13 in 1990))
( ) ??.??.1986 – Quest For Freedom (Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1986 – The Sacred Armour of Antiriad (Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum)
( ) ??.??.1986 – Thunderstruck (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) 14.01.1987 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (FDS, NES (1988))
( ) 18.03.1987 – The Goonies II (NES)
( ) 14.04.1987 – Rygar (NES)
( ) 18.04.1987 – The Maze of Galious (MSX, NES)
( ) 24.05.1987 – Zillion (SMS)
( ) 07.07.1987 – Getsu Fūma Den (NES)
( ) 09.07.1987 – Legacy of the Wizard (MSX, MSX2, NES)
(F) 28.08.1987 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (FDS, NES (1988)) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) ??.10.1987 – Euphory (Sharp X1)
( ) 17.11.1987 – Faxanadu (NES)
( ) 04.12.1987 – Rambo (NES)
(W) 19.12.1987 – Zeliard (PC-88, PC (1990)) [2d Action-RPG]
( ) 20.12.1987 – Sorcerian (PC-88, GEN & PC (1990), PCE (1992))
( ) ??.??.1987 – Codename Droid: Stryker’s Run – Part II (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1987 – Omega Orb (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1987 – Palace of Magic (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1987 – Ransack (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1987 – Thunderstruck II: The Mindmaster (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) 14.01.1988 – Wai Wai World (NES)
( ) 31.03.1988 – The Battle of Olympus (NES, GB (1993))
( ) 17.06.1988 – Blaster Master (NES)
( ) ??.08.1988 – The Scheme (PC-88)
( ) 27.09.1988 – 8 Eyes (NES)
( ) ??.??.1988 – Draconus (Atari 8-bit, C64, ZX Spectrum)
( ) ??.??.1988 – Exile (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1988 – Quest (BBC Micro)
( ) ??.??.1988 – Predator (MSX2, NES (not sure if same game))
( ) ??.??.1988 – Spooksville (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1988 – Spycat (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) 27.01.1989 – Clash at Demonhead (NES)
( ) 28.04.1989 – Holy Diver (NES)
( ) ??.07.1989 – Strider (NES)
(F) ??.07.1989 – Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (PC-88, PCE, SNES, Genesis) [2d Action-RPG]
( ) 03.10.1989 – Prince of Persia (Apple II, PC, SNES (more levels)) [Cin. Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1989 – Ricochet (BBC Micro, Acorn Electron)
( ) ??.??.1989 – Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (SMS, PCE (1990), GG (1992))
(W) 02.05.1990 – Gargoyle’s Quest (GB)
(W) 21.11.1990 – Super Mario World (SNES)
( ) 05.01.1991 – Wai Wai World 2 – SOS!! Parsley Jo (NES)
( ) 12.04.1991 – Toshi Tensou Keikaku: Eternal City (PCE)
( ) 20.09.1991 – Ufouria: The Saga (NES)
( ) 19.10.1991 – Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun! (NES)
( ) 25.10.1991 – Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis, SMS (1993), PCE (1994))
( ) ??.11.1991 – Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (GB)
(W) ??.11.1991 – Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
( ) 20.12.1991 – Popful Mail (PC-88, PC-98, PCE)
(W) ??.??.1991 – Another World (Amiga, Atari ST, PC (+2 level)) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.03.1992 – Ghoul School (NES)
( ) ??.03.1992 – G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (NES)
( ) ??.03.1992 – Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros – Visions of Power (NES)
( ) 17.07.1992 – Gargoyle’s Quest II (NES, GB (1993))
(F) 21.10.1992 – Super Mario Land II: 6 Golden Coins (GB) [Platformer with Overworld]
( ) 23.10.1992 – Vampire: Master of Darkness (GG, SMS)
( ) ??.12.1992 – Dr. Franken (GB)
( ) ??.??.1992 – Flashback (Amiga, Genesis, SegaCD (EnchCS)) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 03.01.1993 – Kid Dracula (GB)
( ) 26.03.1993 – Milon’s Secret Castle (GB)
( ) 16.04.1993 – Fiend Hunter (PCE CD) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 16.07.1993 – Rusty (PC-98)
(F) 26.11.1993 – TMNT III: Radical Rescue (GB) [Metroidvania-ish]
( ) 22.12.1993 – Ganbare Goemon 2 (SNES)
( ) ??.??.1993 – Citadel 2 (BBC Micro)
( ) ??.??.1993 – Cruel World (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1993 – Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i)
( ) ??.??.1993 – Prince of Persia 2 (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1993 – Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i)
(F) 21.01.1994 – Wario Land: Super Mario Land III (GB)
( ) 24.01.1994 – Adventure Island IV (NES)
( ) 18.02.1994 – The Legend of Xanadu (PCE)
(W) 19.03.1994 – Super Metroid (SNES) [Trope Codifier]
( ) 01.04.1994 – Monster World IV (Genesis)
( ) 01.04.1994 – Popful Mail (Different from ’91 version) (SegaCD, SNES)
(F) 23.09.1994 – BlackThorne (SNES, PC, Sega 32X (+ levels)) [Cinematic Platformer]
(F) 21.10.1994 – Demon’s Crest (SNES)
( ) 25.11.1994 – Gokujou Parodius (SNES)
( ) ??.??.1994 – Generations Lost (Genesis) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1994 – Heart of the Alien (Another World 2) (Sega CD) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 10.05.1995 – Super Adventure Island II (SNES)
( ) 30.06.1995 – The Legend of Xanadu II (PCE)
( ) ??.06.1995 – Phantom 2040 (SNES, Genesis, GG)
( ) 14.09.1995 – Tails Adventure (GG)
( ) ??.??.1995 – Odyssey (Amiga)
(F) 23.02.1996 – Front Mission: Gun Hazard (SNES)
( ) 21.03.1996 – Kirby Super Star (SNES)
( ) ??.??.1996 – Bermuda Syndrome (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1996 – The Divide: Enemies Within (3d-game) (PSX)
( ) ??.??.1996 – Vigilance on Talos V (PC) [Metroid-like Metroidvania]
(W) 20.03.1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX) [Trope Codifier]
( ) 01.10.1997 – Dr. Franken II (GB)
( ) ??.12.1997 – OnEscapee (Amiga, PC (2004)) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1997 – Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 25.12.1998 – Tomba! (PSX)
( ) ??.??.1998 – Heart of Darkness (PC, PSX) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) ??.??.1998 – Montezuma’s Return (GB, GBC)
( ) ??.??.1998 – Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 24.02.2000 – Blaster Master: Enemy Below (GBC)
( ) 21.03.2000 – Wario Land 3 (GBC)
(W) 23.06.2000 – Ikachan (PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 01.09.2000 – Spider-Man (GBC)
(W) 21.03.2001 – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA) [Metroidvania]
( ) 12.04.2001 – Hunter X Hunter: Kindan no Hihou (GBC)
(W) ??.01.2002 – Akuji the Demon (PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 26.04.2002 – Mega Man Zero (GBA)
( ) 05.06.2002 – Shantae (GBC)
(W) 06.06.2002 – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) [Metroidvania]
(F) 21.06.2002 – Eternal Daughter (PC) [Metroidvania]
(F) 17.11.2002 – Metroid Fusion (GBA)
( ) 30.03.2003 – Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time (GBA)
(W) 06.05.2003 – Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) [Metroidvania]
(W) 15.08.2003 – Seiklus (PC) [Object Collector, Major Milestone]
( ) 11.12.2003 – Gegege no Kitarou: Kiki Ippatsu! Youkai Rettou (GBA)
(W) ??.??.2003 – Return of Egypt (PC) [Mini Metroidvania]
(F) 09.02.2004 – Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
( ) 15.04.2004 – Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA)
( ) 29.04.2004 – Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar Byuu to Deru! Megane-Kun (GBA)
(F) 09.11.2004 – Shaman King: Master of Spirits (GBA)
(F) 20.12.2004 – Cave Story (PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 10.05.2005 – Fantastic Children (GBA)
( ) 27.05.2005 – La-Mulana (PC)
(F) 04.08.2005 – Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 (GBA)
(F) 25.08.2005 – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (NDS) [Metroidvania]
( ) 04.10.2005 – Albero and the Great Blue Emblem (PC)
( ) 06.10.2005 – Extra Mario Bros. (NES Rom Hack)
( ) 07.10.2005 – The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (GBA)
(P) 10.12.2005 – Ainevoltas (PC) [Mini 2d Action-RPG]
( ) ??.??.2005 – Mina of the Pirates (PC, Unfinished)
(F) 19.01.2006 – Lyle in Cube Sector (PC) [Metroidvania]
(W) 01.05.2006 – Within a Deep Forest (PC) [Metroidvania]
(W) 28.06.2006 – Painajainen (PC) [Object Collector + Puzzle Platformer]
( ) 06.07.2006 – Mega Man ZX (NDS)
( ) 18.07.2006 – Monster House (GBA)
( ) 24.10.2006 – Flushed Away (NDS)
( ) 24.10.2006 – Scurge: Hive (GBA, NDS)
(W) 16.11.2006 – Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (NDS) [Metroidvania]
(W) ??.12.2006 – Knytt (PC) [Object Collector]
( ) ??.??.2006 – Bunny Must Die: Chelsea and the 7 Devils (PC)
( ) ??.??.2006 – Sketchy (PC)
(W) ??.??.2006 – Soldexus (PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 18.01.2007 – Wario: Master of Disguise (NDS)
( ) 13.06.2007 – Prince of Persia Classic (Remake) (XB36, PS4) [Cinematic Platformer]
(W) 14.06.2007 – Plasma Warrior (PC) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 12.07.2007 – Mega Man ZX Advent (NDS)
(W) 24.08.2007 – Kaipuu (PC) [Object Collector]
(P) 26.08.2007 – An Untitled Story (PC) [Masocore Metroidvania]
( ) 28.08.2007 – Knytt Stories (PC)
(P) 28.09.2007 – Space Barnacle (PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 03.10.2007 – The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (GBA)
( ) 05.10.2007 – I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game (PC)
(W) 22.10.2007 – Final Vision (PC) [Mini 2d Action-RPG]
( ) 12.11.2007 – Trilby: The Art of Theft (PC)
( ) 21.11.2007 – Hasslevania: The Quest For Shuteye (PC)
( ) 07.12.2007 – Aquaria (PC)
( ) 31.12.2007 – Manoria (YoYoGames/PC, Demo v0.6)
( ) ??.??.2007 – Ivory Springs (PC, Unfinished)
(F) ??.??.2007 – Lilium (PC) [Object Collector + Puzzle Platformer]
( ) ??.??.2007 – The Nameless (unofficial Exile 2) (PC)
( ) ??.??.2007 – The Underside (PC, Demo)
( ) ??.??.2007 – Valdis Story (PC, Demo)
(W) 24.01.2008 – Legend of Princess (PC) [Mini 2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 22.02.2008 – Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night (NDS)
(W) 12.03.2008 – Ainevoltas 2 (PC) [Mini 2d Action-RPG]
( ) 26.03.2008 – Pieces (Kongregate/Flash)
(W) 28.04.2008 – The Power (YoYoGames/PC, Flash (2012)) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 30.04.2008 – Theseus and the Maze (YoYoGames/PC)
( ) 20.05.2008 – LostWinds (WiiWare, PC)
( ) ??.07.2008 – Soul of Darkness (J2ME, DSiWare (2010))
( ) 01.09.2008 – Iji (PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 15.10.2008 – Treasure Hunter Man (TheDailyClick/PC)
(W) 21.10.2008 – Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (NDS) [2d Action-RPG]
( ) 21.10.2008 – Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (NDS)
( ) 11.12.2008 – Penguin no Mondai: Saikyou Penguin Densetsu! (NDS)
( ) 09.04.2009 – Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)
( ) 15.04.2009 – In 60 Seconds (PC)
(W) 04.05.2009 – Blue Knight (Y8.com/Flash) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 21.05.2009 – Ore ga Omae o Mamoru (NDS)
(W) 19.06.2009 – Knight ‘n’ Grail (C64) [Metroidvania]
( ) 02.07.2009 – Trine (PC)
( ) 17.07.2009 – William & Sly (Newsground/Flash)
( ) 23.07.2009 – Penguin no Mondai: Tenkuu no 7 Senshi (NDS)
( ) 04.08.2009 – Inferus (PC, Demo)
( ) 16.08.2009 – Koumajou Densetsu: Scarlet Symphony (PC)
( ) 19.08.2009 – Shadow Complex (XB36, PC (2016))
( ) 25.11.2009 – Level Up! (Newsground/Flash)
( ) 04.12.2009 – Craz’d! (PC)
( ) 12.12.2009 – Saira (PC)
( ) 13.12.2009 – Cat Planet (PC)
( ) 22.12.2009 – LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Wii, PC)
( ) ??.??.2009 – Generic (PC, Demo)
(W) 11.01.2010 – VVVVVV (PC) [Object Collector]
( ) 12.01.2010 – Daniel X: The Ultimate Power (NDS)
( ) 18.01.2010 – Dark Void Zero (DSiWare, PC)
( ) 03.02.2010 – Babies Dream of Dead Worlds (Newsground/Flash)
(P) 22.02.2010 – Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (NES)
( ) 02.03.2010 – Alice in Wonderland (PC, NDS, Wii)
( ) 08.03.2010 – Robot Wants Kitty (Newsground/Flash, iOS (2011))
(W) 03.05.2010 – Hero Core (PC) [Shmup Metroidvania]
(W) 10.05.2010 – Redder (Newsground+JayIsGames/Flash) [Object Collector]
( ) 14.05.2010 – Robot Wants Puppy (Newsground+Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 21.05.2010 – The Sanzaru Fortress (TheDailyClick/PC, Flash (2012))
( ) 17.07.2010 – Ophidian Wars: Opac’s Journey (XB36)
( ) 21.07.2010 – Limbo (XB36, PS3, PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 04.08.2010 – Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (XB36, PS3)
( ) 20.08.2010 – Robot Wants Fishy (ArmorGames/Flash)
( ) 07.09.2010 – Jable’s Adventure (PC)
( ) 07.09.2010 – Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (NDS)
( ) 24.09.2010 – Robot Wants Ice Cream (Newsground+Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 04.10.2010 – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (DSiWare, PC (DC 2014))
(W) 31.10.2010 – Escape from the Underworld (PC, Flash (2011)) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 01.11.2010 – Robox (WiiWare)
(W) 24.11.2010 – KOLM (ArmorGames/Flash) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 27.11.2010 – Minitroid (PC, Tech Demo)
( ) 30.11.2010 – Robot Wants Jay Is Games Banner (JayIsGames/Flash)
( ) 01.12.2010 – Endeavor (Newsground/Flash)
( ) 06.12.2010 – Fluidity (Wii)
( ) 20.12.2010 – Fate of Mankind (LudumDare/PC)
( ) 25.12.2010 – Insidia (Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 09.02.2011 – Amea (ArmorGames/Flash)
( ) 17.02.2011 – Ex Vitro (PC, Demo)
(W) 21.02.2011 – Elephant Quest (ArmorGames/Flash) [2d Action-RPG]
( ) 15.03.2011 – Monster Tale (NDS)
( ) 15.03.2011 – PRIOR (ArmorGames/Flash)
( ) 17.04.2011 – Escape from Puppy Death Factory (ArmorGames/Flash)
(W) 21.04.2011 – Soul Brother (AdultSwim/PC) [Mini 2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 27.04.2011 – Outland (XB36, PS4, PC (2014))
( ) ??.04.2011 – Hydra Castle Labyrinth (PC)
( ) 02.05.2011 – Singlehandedly (LudumDare/PC)
( ) 08.05.2011 – Fantasy Explorer Nitroid! (PC)
( ) 07.06.2011 – Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (NDS, 3DS, Wii, PS3, XB36)
( ) 21.06.2011 – La-Mulana (Remake) (Wii, PC)
(W) 14.06.2011 – KOLM 2 (ArmorGames+JayIsGames/Flash) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 27.06.2011 – Snailiad (Newsground/Flash)
(W) 10.07.2011 – Momodora 2 (PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 18.07.2011 – Tale of Maledict (PC)
(W) 03.08.2011 – Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XB36, PC (2012)) [Shmup Metr.]
( ) 27.09.2011 – Rochard (PS3, PC)
(P) 02.10.2011 – UnEpic (Website/PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 04.10.2011 – Spider-Man: Edge of Time (NDS, 3DS, PS3, Wii, XB36)
( ) 11.10.2011 – Aliens: Infestation (NDS)
( ) 17.10.2011 – Project Black Sun (PC)
( ) 02.11.2011 – DLC Quest (XB36, PC (2012))
( ) 08.11.2011 – Cave Story 3D (3DS)
(W) 28.11.2011 – LaserCat (XB36, PC (2012)) [Object Collector]
( ) 22.12.2011 – Mighty Switch Force! (3DS)
(F) 23.11.2011 – Cave Story+ (PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
( ) 26.11.2011 – Treasure Adventure Game (GOG/PC)
( ) 17.01.2012 – Half-Mech (PC)
( ) 06.02.2012 – Arzea (Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 22.03.2012 – Swordigo (iOS, Android)
( ) 05.04.2012 – Poacher (PC)
(W) 13.04.2012 – FEZ (XBLA, PC (2013)) [Object Collector + Puzzle Platformer]
( ) 24.04.2012 – A Valley Without Wind (Steam/PC)
( ) 25.04.2012 – Bloody Vampire (3DS)
(W) 06.05.2012 – You Have to Win the Game (PC) [Metroidvania-ish Object Collector]
( ) 01.06.2012 – Celestial Mechanica (PC)
( ) 12.06.2012 – Astronot (PC, iOS)
( ) 26.06.2012 – The Amazing Spider-Man (NDS)
( ) 18.07.2012 – ASCIIvania (Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 25.07.2012 – A Tale of Colors (Newsground/Flash)
( ) 31.07.2012 – Kodachrome (Newsground/Flash)
( ) 01.08.2012 – Deadlight (XB36, PC, Director’s Cut (2016)) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 15.08.2012 – Dust: An Elysian Tail (XBLA, PC (2013))
( ) 20.08.2012 – Moustache King Adventure (PC)
( ) 01.09.2012 – Adventure Apes and the Mayan Mystery (Steam/PC)
( ) 07.09.2012 – Mark of the Ninja (XB36, PC)
( ) 18.09.2012 – Hotel Transylvania (NDS, 3DS)
(P) 25.09.2012 – Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (PS3, PC) [Straight Platformer]
( ) 27.09.2012 – The Moonkeeper (Kongregate/Flash)
( ) 20.10.2012 – Subbania (HTML5)
(W) 10.11.2012 – Jottobots (PC) [Mini Metroidvania]
( ) 20.11.2012 – Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d… (NDS, 3DS)
( ) 11.02.2013 – Destroy the Porn (GameJolt/PC)
( ) 19.02.2013 – A Valley Without Wind 2 (Steam/PC)
( ) 09.04.2013 – Guacamelee! (PS4) [Metroidvania]
(W) 28.06.2013 – Rogue Legacy (Steam/PC) [Roguelike-ish 2d Action-RPG]
(W) 01.07.2013 – The Ruins of Machi Itcza (Newsground/Flash) [OC + PP]
(W) 09.08.2013 – Guacamelee!: Gold Edition (Steam/PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 08.09.2013 – Castlevania II: Simon Quest Revamped (PC)
( ) 25.09.2013 – Inescapable (Website/PC)
(P) 31.10.2013 – Valdis Story: Abyssal City (Steam/PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) ??.11.2013 – Tiny Dangerous Dungeons (Stencyl/Flash, Android)
(W) 26.03.2014 – Shovel Knight (3DS, PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
(W) 29.04.2014 – Valley Rule (LudumDare/Flash) [Mini Metroidvania]
(P) 06.05.2014 – Full Bore (Steam/PC) [Metroidvania + Puzzle Platformer]
( ) 02.07.2014 – Guacamelee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4, PC)
( ) 23.07.2014 – Traps N’ Gemstones (iOS, Android, PC)
( ) 06.08.2014 – Tim_ (GameJolt/PC)
(P) 06.08.2014 – Rex Rocket (Steam/PC) [Masocore Metroidvania]
( ) ??.08.2014 – Super Space Adventure (Android)
(W) 01.10.2014 – Super Win the Game (PC) [Metroidvania]
(W) 07.10.2014 – Environmental Station Alpha (PC, unique Demo) [Metroidvania]
( ) 23.10.2014 – Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS, PC (2015))
(P) 11.11.2014 – Elliot Quest (Steam/PC) [2d Action-Adventure]
(P) 29.11.2014 – Wings of Vi (Steam/PC)
( ) 08.12.2014 – Birdsong (LudumDare/PC)
(W) 11.12.2014 – Xeodrifter (3DS, PC) [Metroidvania]
(F) 15.01.2015 – Crystal Catacombs (Steam/PC) [Roguelike-ish 2d Action-RPG]
(P) 27.01.2015 – Finding Teddy 2 (Renamed Chronicles of Teddy) (itch.io/PC)
(P) 03.02.2015 – Apotheon (PS4, PC)
(P) 05.02.2015 – Castle In The Darkness (Steam/PC, Demo)
(W) 15.02.2015 – Castlevania: Spectral Interlude (ZX Spectrum) [Metroidvania]
(W) 11.03.2015 – Ori and the Blind Forest (Steam/PC, XB1) [Metroidvania]
(P) 31.03.2015 – Axiom Verge (PS4, PC) [Metroid-like Metroidvania]
( ) 21.04.2015 – Underground Hangovers (LudumDare/PC)
(P) 22.04.2015 – Environmental Station Alpha (Steam/PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 15.07.2015 – Odallus: The Dark Call (Steam+GOG/PC)
( ) 31.08.2015 – Exile’s End (Steam/PC)
( ) 23.09.2015 – Treasure Hunter Man 2 (TheDailyClick/PC)
( ) 19.01.2016 – The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human (Steam+GOG/PC)
( ) 29.01.2016 – Rabi-Ribi (Steam/PC)
( ) 11.03.2016 – Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (XB1, PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 15.03.2016 – Salt and Sanctuary (PS4, PC)
(W) 30.03.2016 – Saving Princess (itch.io/PC) [Mega Man-like Metroidvania]
( ) 07.05.2016 – Gunmetal Arcadia Zero (itch.io/PC)
(W) 11.05.2016 – Dungeon of Zolthan (Steam/PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 20.05.2016 – The Way (GOG/PC) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 07.06.2016 – Ghost 1.0 (Steam/PC)
( ) 29.06.2016 – INSIDE (XB1, PC, PS4) [Cinematic Platformer]
( ) 06.08.2016 – AM2R (Metroid II: Return of Samus remake) (PC) [Metroidvania]
( ) 27.10.2016 – Momento Temporis: Light from the Deep (Steam/PC)
( ) 01.11.2016 – Owlboy (GOG/PC)
( ) 19.11.2016 – Project Abyss (Steam/PC)

19 thoughts on “Metroidvania List

  1. puzzud says:

    Great list. Check out Aztec on the Apple II, as I think it’s the spiritual predecessor to Below the Root. Also, maybe the early Zorro 8 bit game.

  2. Great list! I didn’t realize there were so many for DS. Might have to check out a few of those :)

    I’d like to tip you off to a few more in the mobile market lately:

    Traps n Gemstones
    Swordigo

    Both available on android & ios. Both excellent. :)

    P.S.. since you haven’t played them yet, I highly highly recommend both Blaster Master and Wizards & Warriors III. Classics I played as a kid before “Metroidvania” was even a word. But very solid games for sure. You won’t be disappointed.

  3. BillyBobBaggyBottom says:

    Ori and the Blind Forest is an amazing metroidvania game that came out just recently.
    Also what are your thoughts on 3D metroidvania games. I’ve noticed you haven’t included Metroid Prime, do you think 3D metroidvania games loose the label?

  4. For 3d, while I agree that those game can have a metroidvania-style structure and approach, to me they are fundamentally a different genre. The 2d-aspect is essential to being a metroidvania, though I’m sure others will disagree.

  5. BillyBobBaggyBottom says:

    “…though I’m sure others will disagree.”
    Yeah I would say I disagree, but not saying you are wrong. There are no fundamental defining aspects of the genera to accurately say what classifies one.
    Kinda like you have Aquaria that isn’t a platformer, or Dust that is an experience based RPG.
    Yet Valkyrie Profile is not a metroidvania, even though it is a 2D game with tons of exploration.

    I find that Metroid Prime is a great Metroid game and really captures the feel of the Metroidvania type in a different point of view, I figured that the main theme of MVs is “key item” based exploration. So I classify games like Batman Arkham series and even the new Tomb Raider games as metroidvanias.

    Yet, I understand the reason why people find MVs limited to 2D. It’s a matter of perspective if you will.

  6. alexff37 says:

    Rabi Ribi really good metroidvania game with bullet hell elements. Its actually one of the best games i played Check it out http://store.steampowered.com/app/400910

    Also i recommend Fantasy Explorer Nitroid! its a Touhou series fangame (also with bullet hell elements) and extra world in this game is REALLY hard

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