Zapling Bygone is a quirky 2D pixel art metroidvania where you control an alien tentacle monster who combines with different skulls to unlock new powers.
In Zapling Bygone you take control of a weird green tentacled alien called a Zapling which crashlands on an alien planet. Due to the fact that the planet has a much higher gravity than you’re used to you need to combine with something solid to allow you to move around better. Skulls seem to be your solid object of choice and you can combine with different types of skull as you progress to unlock new abilities.
Even in these early stages of development Zapling Bygone is a fun game that really impresses with its high quality pixel art animation, great sense of humor and vast interconnected world that’s filled with little secrets to discover. The ability to swap skulls and combine them with different perks is a great touch, and the character animation is particularly enjoyable. He may be a grotesque tentacle monster but he’s a joy to see in motion.