Back in 2010 the developer Run ACM released 'Curse of the Crescent Isle' via XBOX Live for the XBOX 360 console. Although it was a fine Indie release sporting retro inspired graphics, a NES tune and fun Mario like game play it wasn't until now that the developer felt the need to release an overhauled PC, MAC and Linux version titled 'Curse of the Crescent Isle DX via a Steam Greenlight campaign.
In this overhauled retro styled game with updated graphics, upgraded sound effects, improved physics and much more for a DX, you are on a quest to solve the curse that has befallen the Crescent Isle. Thankfully the curse isn't all bad as even though the people have been turned into monsters such as drills, blobs, icicles, and gravity flipping...things , they can actually be used to help you through your quest.
From what I can see so far, Curse of the Crescent Isle DX looks a ton of fun. It has the charm of Mario by picking up monsters, and the graphical style of a SNES/SEGA release as you drill through rocks, maneuver through spiky terrain, freeze water to pass over the sea, and restore your kingdom to its former glory.
- Story Mode
- Speedrun Mode
- Boss Rush Mode
- Sound Test
- Local Co-op
- Updated graphics and sound (from the Xbox 360 version)
- Updated game engine with improved physics (ish)
So if this nostalgic trip back to the SEGA/SNES days interests you, give them a greenlight thumbs up through Steam.