Zordak is a beautifully animated Super Metroid inspired action platformeing metroidvania where you wake up after a 200 year long cryosleep to find that you’re alone in a long abandoned research facility.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer a little over a year ago Zordak is a Sci-Fi metroidvania that wears its influences on its sleeve as your lone female protagonist battles aliens and collects upgrades while making her way through a sprawling facility. After waking up from a cryosleep that even Ellen Ripley would say was a little on the long side, you find that the facility you were stationed at has long since fallen into disrepair and all the staff are long dead. You now need to search the facility, figure out what went wrong and find a means of escape.
The current build of Zordak features around 30 minutes of gameplay and starts with you waking up unarmed and in your underwear. You then set out to explore the facility, fend off attacking aliens, collect useful upgrades (including a Metroid-esque suit) and battle a giant blob monster boss. It plays a lot like Super Metroid (which is no bad thing), but there is one novel gameplay mechanic where you attack small weak points in the environment that can then make large obstacles disappear.
It’s a very impressive game, with high quality pixel art animation, great level design and refined action platforming gameplay. It feels very much like a love letter to Samus Aran’s SNES classic and well worth checking out for a bit of old school Sci-Fi metroidvania fun.
Download The Zordak Beta Demo Here (Windows)