Indie GrimTalin is back on Nintendo Switch to give The Adventures of Elena Temple a new go, with a revised and revamped edition. Learn more in our The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition review!
The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition is a new take on The Adventures of Elena Temple, a game I got to review on Nintendo Switch back in 2018. It was a fun 2D action platformer that paid homage to other releases from ages past, down to allowing you to change the overall presentation to mimic the look of classic consoles – and portables – from many, many years ago. Everything I said in my original review is still valid for The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition. If that is the case, what is new for this revamped version?
The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition offers all of the content of the original version, with a series of single-screen rooms in which you’ll need to obtain bullets for your gun, collect coins and gems, and avoid enemies and hazards, as you try to stay alive. This new version, which is available as a separate game on Nintendo Switch, now offers some changes to the original dungeon from the previous version of the game, two new dungeons with 47 new rooms to explore, and unlockable modifiers such as unlimited lives or infinite ammo.
There’s also an in-game achievement system with dozens of objectives for you to complete so that you can mark your progress towards completing 100% of the game. As for the objectives you’ll need to complete to unlock the achievements, which I did for this The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition review, they include things such as collecting your first five coins, opening all treasure chests, or survive for 20 seconds in one room in particular with two bats without shooting at them, all to be done in Chalice of the Gods (the original temple for the game), as well as other objectives for new dungeons The Golden Spider and The Orb of Life.
Since this one is a separate digital release, it’s available on the Nintendo eshop as its own thing for a $4.99 asking price. The original version of The Adventures of Elena Temple is also out for $3.99, and the good news is that if you already own The Adventures of Elena Temple, you can go to the Nintendo eshop on your Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, or visit the Nintendo website, to get The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition at a heavily discounted $0.99 price.
The Adventures of Elena Temple was a fun 2D minimalist style single-screen action platformer, and this revamped and improved Definitive Edition gives us more content, reworked content, in-game achievements, and more, for a budget $4.99 price, or $0.99 for those who already own the original on Nintendo’s console making it an easy one to recommend.
This The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by GrimTalin.