Xeodrifter: an excellent, affordable Metroidvania

This Metroidvania is minimal in every way, but manages to deliver a great gameplay experience by focussing on the essentials.

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The ‘overworld’ screen allows travel between the four settings, although the order in which you’ll do everything is relatively fixed.
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This snail is one of a handful of regular, trickier enemies.
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Another slightly trickier enemy, but it can’t really cope with you ducking …
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The boss is much more of a challenge. Curiously, I found its first appearance trickier than any of the other times we met to do battle.
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This screen packs in an awful lot of info, but it explains very little of it!
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Another layer of gameplay beckons in the background — this mechanic is possibly the highlight of the game.

Verdict

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Technologist & writer, Bobby is currently working on several projects including a management dashboard for static websites and an education portal. bobbyjack.me

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