The Adventures of Elena Temple:
Definitive Edition

Experience The Adventures of Elena Temple in a Definitive Edition, including more content, more features, more fun and more... black and white pixel art!

What's new in the Definitive Edition

  • 2 new dungeons, totaling 47 new rooms - some very well hidden - each with unique gameplay elements, obstacles and more
  • 40 in-game achievements - doesn't get any more old-school than that!
  • Unlockable game modifiers - Limited Lives, Campfires, Double Jumps, Infinite Ammo - combine them for unique gameplay experiences
  • On the fly switching between the virtual old machines
  • Various tweaks to the rooms in the original dungeon, now dubbed Chalice of the Gods - you got shivers, didn't you?
  • Overall improvements: new background in the selection screen, new pixel art splash image, dungeon selection screen, game modifiers screen etc.
  • Easter Eggs

New to Elena Temple? Read on!

Ever miss being a child, playing games at your grandma's or in your old bedroom? Then look no further! The Adventures of Elena Temple is the classic you never knew existed. And the best part is that you can play it on virtual old machines that kind of sort of maybe existed. It's not like you can remember for sure anyway, right?

The game is a monochromatic puzzle platformer made to look as if it were created in the 80s. Overcome obstacles, figure out how to collect all the coins, find all the gems and remember your childhood while doing it! Progress through the game's dungeon through non-linear exploration and keep an open eye for secrets to find.


  • 3 dungeons with a total of 100+ rooms to overcome, each its own mini-level
  • Unique gameplay elements for each dungeon
  • Open exploration, choose which way to go, but don't worry, a helpful map is a button press away
  • Challenging, old-school platforming
  • Put your puzzle solving skills to the test and figure out how to collect all the coins, gems, hearts and so on
  • Unlock all the 40 in-game achievements
  • Unlockable game modifiers for completely new ways to experience the game
  • Secrets and easter eggs to find for the more observant player
  • Play on a selection of 7 virtual old machines, from the Pomo D'or 4, to Maple and Some Toy and all the way to the NS-Bos PC


Press kit

  • Bonus Stage: "Elena Temple returns for two FULL new temples, tons of technical tweaks and improvements, and some challenging, satisfying achievements to target. [...] It’s a fantastic time in a earnest homage to yesteryear, and it’s a massive addition to what was already a surprisingly robust game. Simply wonderful." 9/10
  • JP's Switchmania: "It is a really fun platformer with excellent gameplay and storytelling [...] I really enjoyed myself with this short and sweet little piece of nostalgia." 8.5/10
  • Seafoam Gaming: "In conclusion, The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition is a rerelease done right. [...] This is a fantastic start for GrimTalin and I truly hope this gem gets enjoyed by many more players this way." 9/10
  • Nintendad: "Fans of retro-style platformers should look past the simple presentation because this is a game that succeeds masterfully at what it sets out to accomplish. [...] An impressive retro platformer that quickly becomes addicting. Definintly a must for fans of this era in gaming." 4/5
  • Nintendo World Report: "I enjoyed my playthrough of The Adventures Of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition. While fans of the original release will appreciate the newly-added dungeons, newcomers, especially old-school platformer lovers, will find this edition well worth their time." 7/10
  • Simple Game Reviews: "A fun, classic platformer with a variety of obstacles and mechanics. A retro classic worth playing for a well done slice of nostalgia."
  • Mid-Life Gamer Geek: "It’s still a really enjoyable game. [...] The extra content is very generous; so much so that it feels like at least a sequel’s worth of content here in comparison to the original download."
  • Cody's Review: "The Adventures of Elena Temple does a really good job of recreating that nostalgia feeling from platformers of the past. Tight controls, great sound and a great challenge. Elena Temple will certainly scratch that nostalgia itch." 8/10
  • Stage Select Start"I think what all three of the games boils down to, is that they are well-made games and that I had a lot of fun playing Elena Temple's adventures."
  • 123 Games Review: "Un très bon jeu de plate-forme old-school et difficile." 7.5/10

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