16-Bit Platformer Tanglewood Out Today On Steam And SEGA Mega Drive

By Mike Sousa on August 14, 2018, 1:30PM EDT

Developer Big Evil Corporation today released its debut game, the puzzle-platformer Tanglewood, on PC via Steam, as well as on SEGA Mega Drive.

A brand-new and original game for the Mega Drive, Tanglewood is a classic side-scroller in the vein of Virgin’s timeless 16-bit platformers Aladdin and The Lion King, mixed with influences from a certain hedgehog and some metroidvania-style exploration. The player controls the fox-like Nymn, who is lost in the dark and dangerous wilds of the Tanglewood. Nymn is desperate to return to his family pack, and must survive being hunted by several dangerous beasts. Other creatures, however, will assist Nymn, providing colour-changing power-ups to help him on his journey home. Expect chases, puzzles, tricks and traps, demanding boss fights and many surprises along the way.

Tanglewood is a genuine 16-bit experience, produced using original 1990s SEGA development tools and programmed in pure 68000 assembly language - no Unity or Unreal here. Unlike older games, the Mega Drive version of Tanglewood is playable on PAL, NTSC and NTSC-J consoles. The Steam version of the game includes the Mega Drive ROM file, allowing flash cartridge owners to play it on original SEGA hardware.

Tanglewood is available on Steam for £13.95/$17.99/€14.95, and is also available for the SEGA Mega Drive, on a physical cartridge priced at £54.00.

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