Update, : Cursed Castilla added at rank #2.
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Blaster Master Zero (2017)

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80
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Nintendo Switch Nintendo 3DS PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One nes Xbox Series X

Mutant scum never learn! Blaster Master Zero makes its Steam debut! Blaster Master Zero is a 8-bit style top-down & sideview 2D action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES. The game features new gameplay elements such as improved gameplay, and a more robust scenario.

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  • top-down
  • platform
  • run
  • remake
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • boss
  • gun
  • retro
  • vehicle
  • classic
  • two-player
  • pixel
  • frog
  • driving

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Cursed Castilla (2019)

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Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.


  • classic
  • arcade
  • platform
  • 2d
  • retro
  • medieval
  • old-school
  • mythology
  • pixel
  • chiptune
  • action
  • mazelike
  • sprite
  • boomerang
  • dungeon

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Shovel Knight (2014)

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Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!


  • platform
  • retro
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • chiptune
  • old-school
  • classic

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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (2018)

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Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.

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  • metroidvania
  • retro
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • iga-vania
  • action-adventure
  • 2d
  • platform
  • half-baked
  • boss
  • dungeon

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MIGHTY GUNVOLT BURST (2017)

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Enter a virtual world of cyber-landscapes and unravel the mystery behind its creation! "Mighty Gunvolt Burst" is a retro-style 2D side-scrolling action game with an authentic feel. Play as "Beck," "Gunvolt," or "Ekoro," and experience their new stories in this unique parallel universe.

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  • retro
  • boss
  • platform
  • run-and-gun
  • combo
  • boss-fight
  • 2d
  • customization
  • action
  • classic
  • pixel

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80's OVERDRIVE (2017)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Nintendo 3DS

80's OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixelart racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8 and 16 bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies!

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  • racing
  • soundtrack
  • pixel
  • driving
  • 1980s
  • attack
  • editor
  • score
  • arcade
  • retro
  • level
  • automobile
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • procedural

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Creepy Castle (2016)

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Nintendo Switch Nintendo 3DS wii u Playstation 3 Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Mac OS Linux gbc PC Windows

A conspiracy is welling deep within the stone walls of an ancient castle.The keep’s master is leading its denizens to construct a revolutionary new device made to move the world forward onto a new path of evolution.


  • retro
  • rpg
  • pixel
  • adventure
  • platform
  • turn-based
  • horizontal
  • stat
  • fully-fledged
  • combat
  • classic
  • battle
  • context-sensitive
  • button-mashing
  • puzzle

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