This is for recommendations and general discussion about newer games that use a deliberately "retro" aesthetic and/or design philosophy. Arbitrary examples: Shovel Knight, Retro City Rampage, Mega Man 9 & 10, Broken Age, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Freedom Planet, Rad Rodgers, etc. I'll start off by recommending Elliot Quest. The name doesn't seem too inspiring, but the art and gameplay are excellent. The toga-clad, arrow-shooting protagonist will remind players of Pit from Kid Icarus (and maybe a little of Wonder Boy), but the overall design of the game is more like Zelda II. Check it out and you'll get a glimpse of what 2D side-scrolling Zelda games could have been like if Nintendo had learned from Zelda II's mistakes, refined the formula, and made more of them.