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Developer: Big Evil Corporation
Genres: Puzzle, Platformer
Set in a fictional world, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, who is separated from home after the twin suns set. Unable to get back to safety, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and make it to morning. TANGLEWOOD’s world is a dangerous one after dark, and Nymn must use skills of evasion, special abilities, traps and trickery to defeat predators.
TANGLEWOOD is programmed in pure 68000 assembly language, using original development tools and processes from the 1990s.
A real 16-bit game, created for and playable on genuine SEGA consoles
Mixes fast-paced 2D platforming action with puzzles, special abilities, tricks and traps
28 challenging levels spanning 8 story chapters
Lovingly crafted characters and fluid animations
Original soundtrack by freezedream, authored specially for the Mega Drive's sound processors
Time of day cycle, influencing the types of enemies encountered
Collectables, achievements and secrets
TANGLEWOOD® (SEGA Mega Drive) Launch Trailer
TANGLEWOOD (SEGA Mega Drive) Trailer 2018
Developed with genuine Sega Genesis tools, Tanglewood is the epitome of retro throwbacks. Outside of that novelty, Tanglewood succeeds through its intuitive puzzle design, constant drip of new mechanics, and varied locations. While the general lack of music and slow introduction do detract from the game, the sum of its parts is a genuinely great 2D platformer worthy of your time.