Not One B.I.O.T.A. But 54 Of Them

Fan of Metroidvania? How about games with a Game Boy aesthetic? Add a cherry on top and customise the colour palette too - B.I.O.T.A. coming to Steam!

Something is alluring about the upcoming B.I.O.T.A. Let’s be upfront: it’s got to be the visuals that shine, but after getting past that, this 2D Metroidvania looks like a very entertaining experience.

While it shouldn’t be a selling point, the swappable colour palettes are appealing. It was amazing how good this was in Who’s Lila?, but there are 54 here(!). It allows for a very customisable experience, no?

With eight playable characters and two different endings, B.I.O.T.A. is a platformer at heart, giving off that Game Boy vibe, you’ll pick a team of mercenaries, then head into a mining colony infected by an alien plague and… “talk to them”.

Key features include:

  • 54 unique 4-color palettes to swap
  • 8 playable characters to unlock and upgrade
  • Story campaign with two endings
  • Arcade levels where you control a submarine, destroy enemies in a powerful mech and chase starships in outer space
  • Additional time trials and target shooting game modes
  • Retro fun with modern-day convenience
  • Energizing chiptune-synthwave soundtrack

…and a trailer?

B.I.O.T.A., from small bros and Retrovibe, will be available on Steam from the 12th of April. Can’t wait until then? Have a go at the demo!