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As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival.

Leveraging players expectations as a core game design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story, that unravels into an epic time traveling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania game packed with replay value and deadpan humor.

An epic ninja adventure with challenging gameplay and tight controls
Legit 8-bit and 16-bit art and music reminiscent of your favorite NES and SNES games
Memorable cast of (often silly) villains, bosses and associates
Catchy soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, made in Famitracker
Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels and story arcs to discover
Challenging and visceral gameplay where mastery is a thing to behold

Game Information

Release Date
31st December 2000
Wanadoo Edition, 12257
Total Rating
Game Modes
Single player
Player Perspectives
First person
Point-and-click, Adventure
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation, Mac