For those old enough to remember the classic consoles of time gone by, when the likes of HD visuals and update patches weren't even a thing, this game might just be for you.
The Adventures of Elena Temple is a monochromatic puzzle platformer made to look as if it was created in the '80s. The twist here is that you play all of the action on mock-ups of old consoles, inspired by classic machines such as the Commodore 64, Macintosh, Game Boy, and more.
You'll be overcoming obstacles, figuring out how to collect every last coin, and finding all of the available gems, all while sitting in your own bedroom. As you progress through the game's non-linear style dungeon, make sure to keep an open eye for secrets - there are several hidden goodies for you to spot.
- A dungeon of 50+ rooms to overcome, each its own mini-level
- Open exploration, you choose which way to go, but don't worry, a helpful map is just one button press away
- Challenging, old-school platforming
- Collect as many coins as you want, but we both know you want them all
- Coins will make you rich, but there's no escaping the dungeon without all the gems
- Secret scrolls to find for the more observant player
- Best of all, you can play the game on a selection of 7 virtual old machines, from the Pomo D'or 4, to Maple and Some Toy and all the way to the NS-Bos PC
The game is hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop on 15th May - maybe this will provide a different kind of virtual console experience while we wait to hear about Nintendo's online plans?
Let us know if this one intrigues you in the comments below.