New Steam Game with Zelda: Link’s Awakening Vibes

A new game called Beyond the Mountains has appeared on Steam, and it bears a close resemblance to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. It’s not uncommon for developers to take inspiration from their favorite games, and it’s clear in recent times that such franchises as Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and DOOM have had a major influence. In Beyond the Mountains, the origin of the inspiration is unmistakable and will be quickly recognized by those who know the older Nintendo titles.

Eric, a programmer with 14+ years of expertise and previous small games, created Beyond the Mountains, an action RPG. This title offers players action, a vast array of weapons, mini-games, bosses, and different areas to research and find out the game’s enigmatic plot. Its original soundtrack consists of more than 50 songs, and the game has hundreds of unique sprites and tiles. Similarly to other renowned games, Beyond the Mountains shares a similar feeling.

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The Steam page for Beyond the Mountains immediately gives off strong Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening vibes, which many gamers who have played the classic Nintendo title would recognize. The game’s visuals are strikingly reminiscent of Link’s Awakening, with similar trees, bushes, grass, and rocks as found in the original game. Even the buildings featured in Beyond the Mountains look quite similar to those found in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. One Steam reviewer discussed how the combat mechanics and atmosphere of Beyond the Mountains gave off a feeling of familiarity, showing how well the game captures the same setting as the classic title.

The developers have been working on Beyond the Mountains since 2020, which makes it their most ambitious title yet, having added unique music and millions of lines of code. Gamers who have played The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will recognize the similarities in the game, and appreciate the familiar style that Beyond the Mountains offers.

It’s no surprise that many developers find inspiration in the classic games that gave rise to the industry, particularly beloved franchises like Resident Evil, DOOM, Call of Duty, and Final Fantasy, which are now so common that gamers tend to feel a familiar sense of anticipation when playing newer titles. Beyond the Mountains may be the next game to evoke this feeling, due to the exciting adventures it promises.

PC users can now get their hands on Beyond the Mountains.