Yeah, if this theme does come back, I have to change it to #Maytroidvania.
Castlevania was clearly the big winner this month. Which is perfect because this year marks the 35th anniversary of the franchise, half the reason why #MetroidvaniaMay came back in the first place. Circle of the Moon was played by @cursedblessing, and both Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow played by @animefanrk2k. Symphony of the Night was played by @capsulejay, @JasonTheGemini, and @SetosSweetHome with a randomizer of the game played by @animefanrk2k.
The Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained was also featured this month. With both Curse of the Moon and Ritual of the Night played by @SetosSweetHome.
The Metroid franchise also celebrated its 35th anniversary. @animefanrk2k represented with a randomizer of Super Metroid, and a hack of Super Metroid titled Hyper Metroid. @mdiskplaylist went a step further and played a randomizer that combined both Super Metroid, AND The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
@capsulejay helped kick off #MetroidvaniaMay while simultaniously and subconciously replacing the tag with #Maytroidvania with a stream of Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth: Record of Lodoss War, which was also played by @cursedblessing. @capsulejay also got to stream Blaster Master Zero this month.
Other Metroidvania's played by @cursedblessing include Blasphemous, and Ore ga Omae o Mamoru. The latter of which was considered bad by him, so he quickly moved on from that game. But hey, an attempt was made at least.
In addition to @animefanrk2k, we also got some more new Community Game Along participants for #MetroidvaniaMay/#Maytroidvania. Playing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition was @creatorsagainstnormalcy. And playing Hollow Knight was @ProjectMyriad.
@OhaiKrikket chose to play through Seasons after Fall. It looked beautiful, it sounded beautiful, and she was ready to finish the game. But did she actually enjoy it?
And finally, @mdiskplaylist pulled out his PSP to play a much shorter Metroidvania in his work commutes, Tomba, courtesy of the PSone Classics collection via the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
This month's theme is brought to you by @mdiskplaylist