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Platform: PC (2022)
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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I could have seen myself being super excited about B.I.O.T.A. back in 1994! This is as retro a looking game as you can get and I do not think I could be digging it any more than I am. The game currently has a demo that you can check out on steam. While I know the Metroidvania genre is not exactly short of titles, I think that the presentation alone makes this one stand out from the crowd. Today, I wanted to have a little fun and share my thoughts on why I think this is such an awesome looking game.

The Distress Call Has Gone Out

I am not sure exactly how deep the story in B.I.O.T.A. will be, but the basics are that on this planet there is a mining colony that was overrun by aliens…. Sounds very familiar now doesn’t it? A crack team of badasses has been sent in to neutralize the miners that have been mutated, save any scientists and other people that they can, and get to the bottom of what exactly went down here.

The Super Game Boy

We have seen many games that go for a Game Boy style look, but B.I.O.T.A. is taking that a step further as this looks like a game that would have been played on the SNES via the Super Game Boy. The reason I say this is that you have these various color pallets which you can put on the game, just like the Super Game Boy offered back in the day. It has some excellent sprite work and even though they have gone for a retro style, the game looks absolutely fantastic!

Shooting, Jumping, and Piloting

While I am really into the sci-fi story and the awesome retro visuals and sound (oh yeah, it has an epic chiptune soundtrack too!) it is the gameplay that is appealing to me the most in B.I.O.T.A. From what I have experienced with the demo, this is a classic Metroidvania style of game where you have to explore areas, fight enemies, find new items, and so on. There are eight characters that you can eventually play as and you will need to switch between characters to make use of their special abilities. There are plenty of guns and items to find and there are even vehicles that you get to pilot such as a spaceship and a mech!


I hand on heart could not be any more excited about what B.I.O.T.A. is offering. There is going to be no shortage of Metroidvania style games released in 2022, but I would have to put this one very, very close to the top of my list, perhaps even right at the top. Check out the demo and you will see why this is a game I am so excited about. This is a game I am so into that I really do hope someone like Limited Run Games eventually puts out a physical version on the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation as I would be all over it!


  • I like how the premise of the game is similar to Aliens
  • It features some fun and challenging Metroidvania style gameplay
  • Multiple characters, vehicles, and weapons keeps the gameplay fun and non-repetitive
  • The Super Game Boy style visuals are truly awesome!


  • I really, really, really want there to be a physical version of this game released!
  • The story might not be original enough for some people

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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