The best classic and old school Metroidvania games

The Pharaoh's Curse

The Pharaoh's Curse

The Pharaoh's Curse is a platformer developed by Steve Coleman originally for the Atari 400/800. It was published in 1983 by Synapse Software, who ported it also to Commodore 64 and VIC-20.

Year: 1983 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: ancient egypt archaeology atari 8-bit flip-screen metroidvania

Vampire Killer

Vampire Killer

Vampire Killer is a videogame created by Konami for MSX computers and released in 1986. It's been defined as an alternative version of Castlevania that was released one month before, for the Famicom.

Year: 1986 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-08-27Tags: dark fantasy flip-screen horror metroidvania

Montezuma's Revenge

Montezuma's Revenge

Montezuma's Revenge is a side-scrolling platformer published by Parker Brothers and released for Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other 8-bit platforms in 1984.

Year: 1984 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-08-26Tags: arcade archaeology atari 8-bit flip-screen metroidvania platform

Exile

Exile

Exile is an action video game ported by Audiogenic to the Amiga, Commodore 64, and Atari ST in 1991. The original title was developed in 1988 by Superior Software for the BBC Micro.

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-06-30Tags: action-adventure bbc micro metroidvania multi-directional science fiction

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is a platformer action-adventure created by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom and released in North America for the NES in 1988. This is the second game...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2018-04-26Tags: europe fantasy horror metroidvania nes original game non-linear platform

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is the sequel to the award-winning PItfall by David Crane and was developed and published by Activision in 1984 for 9 different platforms including Apple II, Commodore 64, Colecovision and Atari 5200.

Year: 1984 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-08-26Tags: arcade atari 2600 atari 5200 metroidvania platform south america