In its current state, Ghoulboy unfortunately suffers from compounding frustrations. Starting with a typo on the very first screen of the opening cut-scene, the game is plagued with a multitude of minor issues and a handful of questionable design choices.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is quoted to be the biggest inspiration for this game, and even though it’s smaller, it still has the same formula and does not do wrong by it.
Alwa’s Awakening is an NES-inspired action/adventure side-scroller that brings back the nostalgia of the 80’s. The game features many old-school elements and tells an enjoyable story.
The game is impressive at the onset with all aspects of the game feeling quite fresh and exciting. And while many of these aspects do hold up, the amount of gameplay progression regrettably slows down by the midpoint.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is a game currently in development by Castle Pixel, an indie team who focuses on the glory of 1994 and the beauty and fun of the SNES games of old, and it shows.