Bard’s Gold: Throw Down The Gauntlet (And Your Controller) In This Instant Classic

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If you remember way back when games didn’t hold your hand at all or you’re a newer gamer who wants a game that’s going to test your skills while teaching you some patience, welcome to Pixel Lantern’s Bard’s Gold. Available NOW on Steam, this retro platformer is neither another “Metroidvania” retread nor some speed-runner’s dream frenzy of the week. The game is a deliberately slower-paced side-scroller with an extreme difficulty that the developer (or at least the PR guy working for them) claims it’s the “hardest game on Steam”.

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Now, I can’t say whether or not this is true, but that trailer below sure doesn’t make it look anything close to “casual” at all.

Anyway, color me sold on this one. A request for a Steam code has been made, so we’ll see how tough this one is. Given the comments I’ve scanned so far, I’m expecting to be needing a new controller at some point.

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4 thoughts on “Bard’s Gold: Throw Down The Gauntlet (And Your Controller) In This Instant Classic

      • Let me save you from waiting… BUY THIS GAME! I just played the very first level and yup, it’s pretty damn awesome (and hard). It’s like some long lost SMS game with some of the best controls I’ve encountered. I didn’t die, but came close to it because I was running out of time, panicked and nearly got done in by a slime. But I’m expecting to go down in flames on map 1-2, lol.

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