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Published on April 12th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey


Retro Metroidvania Saving Princess Blasts Onto Android

An ambitious new retro style ‘metroidvania’ game by the name of Saving Princess has arrived that brings back the air of Super Metroid with a bit of Mega Man throw in to boot. Created by indie developer Jacob Pavone, Saving Princess is impressive in its commitment to recreating the magic of the games it takes influence from with polished design elements that go beyond simply using pixel graphics as mere window dressing. In this modern blast from the past players take on the role of an intergalactic asset recovery operative tasked with ex-filtrating a space princess from a massive fortress-like space station before rogue elements like bounty hunters and killer machines get to her first. This serves as the backdrop for a great Metroid-esque adventure complete with unlockable weaponry and fearsome bosses. Saving Princess also includes full controller support which will be welcome news to the old school purists out there. You can pick it up now for about 3 bucks on Google Play.

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  • sean

    playing it now. So far it’s pretty decent!

  • Godot

    metroidvania remake!!! this is pure gold mega man meet samus! this game is easy 2 hours completed,freaking ninja bosses is really neat….. the bosses and enemies are sick!

  • arcane

    Looks really really good.

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