4 metroidvania games that I would like to have an android version

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There is no doubt that mobile games are becoming more and more important. In another time the most surprising titles were the funny Andry Birds or Candy Crush, however what we can find today are games from great sagas and important developers such as Nintendo, Square Enix or Konami.

And if there is a genre that I really like beyond the games of role, yes call "metroidvania". What is a metroidvania game? It is a subgenre of action-adventure video games based on a non-linear platform concept and named after two of the most important video game sagas: Metroid and Castlevania.



It is a genre that requires great precision in controls and that it would be a little difficult to adapt to touch screens, but the truth is that one of the best games of this genre and perhaps in history, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night] has shown that it can be even played on a mobile phone - we can always use bluetooth controllers at a bad time. Therefore, what other metroidvania games would we like to see on android?

Hollow knight

Mixing metroidvania and mixing Dark Souls, this devilish title became a full title one of the best games of the generation and all this despite having a much lower budget than other games. In a world inhabited by insects, we are a mysterious knight searching for the secrets of Hallownest's long-abandoned kingdom, the depths of which lure the brave and adventurous with the promise of a treasure or the answer to ancient mysteries.

With one of the finest controls ever made and a story told through item descriptions and conversations with NPCs (much like what Dark Souls does), Hollow Knight offers hundreds of hours of fun and frustration, as well as incredible combat where the slightest mistake will be our undoing.



Halls and Sanctuary

Also called Dark Souls in two dimensions, it takes everything good about Miyazaki titles and adapts it to 2D in an exceptional way. The beginning of the story couldn't be simpler. We are a mercenary who has been hired as a bodyguard for a princess. During a voyage at sea, our ship is attacked by an immense creature. Waking up on the shore of a mysterious beach (as so many games do) our main mission will be to find the princess.

Obviously finding the aforementioned princess will be just an excuse to visit terrifying places, kill powerful creatures and demons and solve the mysteries of the island we are in and its inhabitants.

Dust: an Elysian tail

When you start playing Dust: An Elysian Tail, this title is not believed to have been created by a single person. A beautiful art style, action-packed combat and a story that captures the passage of time. Worse still, Dust: An Elysian Tail has its own version for iOS and given that the game is already in years, a hypothetical version for Android seems unlikely. Even if hope is the last thing to lose.


Momodora: Reverie in the moonlight

Despite being the most unknown title on the list, you just have to go and see the page on Steam for Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight and take a look at the opinions of its users to verify that we are dealing with a real game. But make no mistake, with a pixel art style and an almost childlike setting, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is not only demanding in terms of gameplay, it also has a rather dark history.


Fortunately beyond Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, we have other “similar” cutting games on Android. The acclaimed Dead Cells will arrive this summer, although we also recommend Dandara and Grimvalor. And if not, you can always try all these video games that we could consider art.


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