Indie SNES Throwback Action RPG Secrets of Grindea Now Available for Pre-Order


Both a tribute to and a parody of Super Nintendo classics like Secret of Mana and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Secrets of Grindea from indie team Pixel Ferrets is available for pre-order starting today.

The basic Slime Tier pre-order package starts at $15 and includes a Steam key and a DRM-free copy of the full game at release along with instant early access to the Steam beta. Like a Kickstarter campaign, there are many other pre-order tiers available as well. Depending on how much you want to support the game’s ongoing development, you can spend tens, hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to gain perks like the official soundtrack, a PDF behind-the-scenes booklet, the honor of having your name appear in the credits, or even the opportunity to help design content that will actually appear in the game, like a weapon, NPC, or a full-on side quest.

Want to try the game before committing to even the lowest tier pre-order? No sweat. The Pixel Ferrets have a free playable demo that you can download right now for a taste of roughly 20 minutes of story mode content and three areas in arcade made, plus the option to try co-op with up to three of your friends.

So go play it already. I’m not joking here. From the demo alone I can tell that Secrets of Grindea is an indie smash hit in the making. Go ahead and watch the new trailer for further proof of its retro radness.

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