#metroidvaniamay...or #Maytroidvania

Yeah, if this theme does come back, I have to change it to #Maytroidvania.

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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.

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The Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained was also featured this month. With both Curse of the Moon and Ritual of the Night played by @SetosSweetHome.

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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.

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@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. 

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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.

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Representing the Chic Pixel community, we've got @GideonZhi playing Timespinner, and @Data__Error playing Iconoclasts, two modern examples of the Metroidvania genre. 

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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.

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@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?

Find out here :)

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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