Top 11 MetroidvaniasA list of 11 games created by Tenpouin on 28th March 2017
Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja)SNES
Super Metroid is the third game in the Metroid series and the only Metroid game to be released on the Super Nintendo. It has become widely revered for its gameplay, atmosphere, and environmental storytelling, and continues to inspire many action-adventure games.
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night (E)PSX
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a 2D action-adventure platformer known for introducing a new style of open-ended gameplay mixed with RPG-like mechanics.
Castlevania - Order of Ecclesia (U)(Venom)NDS
Dracula is still a threat, but the Belmonts are nowhere to be found. Several groups of people form to battle Dracula, the most successful of which is the Order of Ecclesia and its greatest champion, Shanoa.
Metroid - Fusion (U)(GBANow)GBA
Metroid Fusion is a sidescrolling 2D action-game for the Game Boy Advance. Chronologically, it is also most recent game according to the Metroid Timeline.
Metroid - Zero Mission (U)(TrashMan)GBA
Metroid: Zero Mission is a remake of the original Metroid game for the NES. It also depicts what happens immediately after the self destruct sequence by Mother Brain.
Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin (U)(XenoPhobia)NDS
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is the second Castlevania entry for the Nintendo DS, extending the story of the 20th century heirs to the Vampire Killer whip (the Morris family) while introducing the new Partner System.
Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (E)(Legacy)NDS
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is the first Castlevania game for the Nintendo DS, continuing the tale of Soma Cruz and his ability to absorb the souls of fallen enemies for use in combat and utility.
Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (U)(GBATemp)GBA
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is the third Castlevania installment for the Game Boy Advance, bringing the tale of Castlevania to the 21st century and putting players in the shoes of Soma Cruz, a seemingly-normal guy who has the power to absorb souls of the castle's demons and equip them.
Castlevania - Circle of the Moon (U)(Cezar)GBA
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is the first Castlevania installment for the Game Boy Advance, following up on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's "Metroidvania" style while introducing a unique magic ability system involving mystical cards.
Aliens - Infestation (U)NDS
A side-scrolling Metroidvania-style shooter based on the Alien movie franchise, developed by WayForward in collaboration with Gearbox.
Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance (U)(Independent)GBA
The second Castlevania installment for the Game Boy Advance, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance tells the tale of whip-bearing Juste Belmont, grandson of Simon Belmont.