Hydra Castle Labyrinth is a new freeware 2D platformer created by the accomplished Japanese developer E. Hashimoto (Akuji the Demon, Guardian of Paradise). You play as a knight who has to recover a crown hidden somewhere inside the Hydra's castle, defeating a variety of dangerous enemies while collecting any treasure, items and special weapons that you can find along the way.

Similar to La-Mulana and the Castlevania series, the health gauge and sub-weapon indicator are both displayed on the top left corner of the screen. Hearts or extra weapon ammunition may occasionally appear whenever you vanquish an adversary, and save locations (marked by a pedestal with a spinning blue crystal) can also restore your health to full capacity while acting as a checkpoint for you to resume playing from if our hero is killed at any time during his excursion in the dungeon.

You can download Hydra Castle Labyrinth from Buster's site or Vector.co.jp. (Windows, 1.25MB)