If you're looking for a retro platformer with an incredibly well-written story, player freedom to explore the captivating world, and time-traveling, The Messenger is a game that you should check out. It was developed by Sabotage and published by Devolver Digital on August 30th, 2018.
Step into the shoes of a young ninja warrior that is on an important mission. A vicious demon army is laying siege on his village, and there is only one thing that can save everyone. You must find a way to deliver an important scroll which might just let his clan survive the demon onslaught that is happening. The Messenger starts things off as a seamlessly normal classic action platformer, but after a while, you will notice that you have entered a world jampacked with thrilling action, unexpected surprises, lots of amazing humor, and time travel. What more could you ask for?
Since this is a video game in which you control the ninja, the gameplay involves a lot of dynamic movement and acrobatic moves, and the super-slick controls make moving around and attacking feel superbly smooth and enjoyable. Players can upgrade their character, learn new abilities, discover all kinds of hidden levels, and choose between many different branching paths. The Messenger features 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and stunning backgrounds that celebrate the spirit of classic adventure platformers.
Face dangerous and offbeat villains, bosses, and even associates as you journey through a challenging and dangerous world. Hear the impressive soundtrack made by the chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes.