5 Retro-Style Platform Games You Probably Haven’t Played (But Should)

You Have To Win The Game

You Have To Win The Game

Aside from having one of the best titles ever, You Have To Win The Game is a superb little Metroid-style platformer for the sweet price of $0.

It fashions itself on very early PC exploration games, complete with PC speaker sound effects, CGA-style graphics, motion blur, and even the curved overlay of an old CRT monitor. The difficulty is worthy of mention too, as there are no shortage of fiendish jumps and complex caverns to navigate. Before you get too smug, you can also try your hand at a “cat mode” with only 9 lives, a permadeath mode, and an even more difficult remixed mode.

Explore this little nook of Steam’s catalogue to get your free copy.

Delano Cuzzucoli
Delano is a lifelong gamer who resides in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. He's also a political student, artist, geek, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. An eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful who is equal parts harmony and discord.

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