“Headlander” Offers Trippy Metroidvania Fun!

Like with a lot of the titles I’ve received over the years from Adult Swim Games, I had no clue what to expect from Headlander other than figuring it was going to be a strange, quirky experience. I’ll admit that my expectation was actually pretty accurate, but in a very good way!

Headlander was developed by Double Fine Productions and published by Adult Swim Games on July 25, 2016. It’s a trippy, 1970s-themed sci-fi adventure in the vein of Metroidvania games. The dialogue is fun and witty (and well-acted), the graphics are very detailed, and the gameplay is pretty spot-on. The only issue I’ve had so far with this one is that the aiming controls are rather lacking when using a Steam Controller, but the game has been so fun to play that I’ve been more than willing to power through that.

Headlander is currently $19.99 on Steam and if you’re at all a fan of these sorts of adventures, I highly recommend you pick this one up!

Jessica Brown

Retro Games and Technology Editor. She'll beat pretty much every Mega Man game without breaking a sweat.