This cute Metroid-like hits all of the right notes for me


Environmental Station Alpha

Here I was ready to call this the cutest little Metroid-like and then Holmes reminded me of the darling Minitroid. That helpful son of a… Actually, the point might stand — I’m really feeling Environmental Station Alpha.

This new trailer hits just ahead of the game’s Steam release for Windows and Mac which happens, wow, tomorrow. It focuses on the space-station setting and sets the mood with a calming song. But knowing that you’d probably also want to see how the action flows, I’ve included a broader video from last year below.

This photo of the developer playing with a Super Nintendo controller makes me want to do the same.