The Fall of Elena Temple is an old-school puzzle platformer in which you explore rooms, avoid perils and collect all coins to progress. Fall from a ledge, collect the coins below, then undo back to where you fell from, with the coins in your pocket! Missed some coins? Fall, collect, undo! Falling into some spikes? Undo!!

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The Fall of Elena Temple has got a killer idea and no qualms about exploring every facet. First we had to calibrate to its fall-reverse-fall gameplay, and then we got beaten round the head by its precisely designed puzzles. A bad game wouldn’t have been worth the effort, and a bad game this is not. The Fall of Elena Temple is worth every drop of your blood, sweat and tears.
The Fall of Elena Temple is a short but nice addition to the retro-scene. It is the gift (game) that keeps on giving. It is well paced and it is one of the few games that actually offers bonus stages that are really bonus stages. Somewhat short but a real pleasure to play.
Universal Gamer ReviewsREVIEW
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ClovenCaseyLET'S PLAY
Movies Games and TechREVIEW
The Fall of the Elena Temple is good, old-school fun. If you love puzzle titles, and you are a fan of retro gaming, then this should be on your radar. [...] the action was challenging and it kept me interested for hours.
Playdate UnofficialREVIEW
Basically, this game does all the things I want a Playdate game to do. Short levels that are easy to pick up and play. Tight controls. A cool concept. Fun little audio-log-esque storytelling moments.
The Fall of Elena Temple is a really neat game. Its old school graphics are charming and its gameplay, while simplistic, can be tricky and challenging the further you progress in it. If you love puzzle platformers, this is a good one to check out.
gogamegoLET'S PLAY
Talk Nintendo PodcastINTERVIEW
Nintendo SpotlightREVIEW
If you’re someone who likes more complex puzzles, [...] this could be a great opportunity.
Touch ArcadeFEATURE
Defy the laws of the universe, Elena. See where it gets you.
Indie Gamer ChickREVIEW
The payoff is, when you actually finish the stage that looked so overwhelming at first glance, it’s that much sweeter. [...] I can’t stress enough: this is GrimTalin’s best game and one of the absolute best puzzlers I’ve played in the last few years. The Fall of Elena Temple is really good.
Game Reviews 2024REVIEW
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Video ChumsREVIEW
If you're in the mood for a tricky 2D puzzler that'll have you planning ahead for success then you may enjoy The Fall of Elena Temple. [...] overall, it's a solid and rewarding puzzler for sure.
DwaggieniteLET'S PLAY
The list of upcoming Nintendo Switch releases has been recently updated with new games that are on their way to the console.
Gaming enthusiasts, get ready to embark on a nostalgic journey with GrimTalin’s latest announcement – The Fall of Elena Temple.
The Xbox HubNEWS
Having started out with release on the little Playdate, it’s time for the team at GrimTalin to go big, as players on Xbox and Nintendo Switch get the opportunity to fall, collect and undo. They’ll be doing so in The Fall of Elena Temple.
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Geek SocietyFEATURE
Jump back to an era pre-Gameboy with LCD game watches and more for the Fall of Elena Temple. [...] this is the perfect game for playing on the Nintendo Switch.
Cog ConnectedNEWS
The one-man indie game studio GrimTalin is delighted to announce that its upcoming puzzle platformer titled The Fall of Elena Temple will be released in the coming months. The game will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Steam. Moreover, a free demo is already live on Steam for everyone to try out.
Go NintendoNEWS
The Fall of Elena Temple, a puzzle platformer game with retro aesthetics, will be releasing in the coming months on Switch.
Nintendo EverythingNEWS
The Fall of Elena Temple is a puzzle platformer with retro aesthetics. We’ve got more information about it in the following overview.
Nintendo NextNEWS
The Fall of Elena Temple [...] is great for those who want a platform puzzle game with Game Boy aesthetics!
Nintendo PassionNEWS
The game follows protagonist Elena Temple as she resumes her exploration in this sequel to The Adventures of Elena Temple.
We are in the midst of the Playdate release of The Fall of Elena Temple, the latest project by Marcu Catalin, a solo developer from Romania with almost 17 years of experience in the game development landscape under his belt.
Hello Playdate PodcastPODCAST
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