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''Legend of Kalevala'' is a 2D [[{{Retraux}} retro]] {{Metroidvania}} game made by [=ChainedLupine=] or [[http://www.ditdahgames.com/ Dit Dah Games]].

''Legend of Kalevala'' takes place on the mysterious world of Kalevala. You, an alien quadruped, awaken in a lush forest with no memory of how you arrived or of your past. As you get a bearing on your surroundings, you see a damaged spacecraft dive through the air and crash on the other side of a mountain. Seeing this as your means of remembering your past, you set off in search of the downed ship. Unfortunately, the place you awoke in is not exactly friendly to visitors, and it appears that your body has a past all its own...

Use your BizarreAlienBiology as you navigate the treacherous and dangerous world of Kalevala. Obtain new skills and abilities to explore more of the land. Regain your memories to piece together more of the story and yourself. Discover the many secrets behind this strange new world while exploring the vast region and fighting to survive against the hordes of hostiles. One thing's for certain, this place hides a dark secret...

Not to be confused with ''Literature/{{Kalevala}}'', the Finnish national epic.

Can be played at [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/ChainedLupine/legend-of-kalevala here]].
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!!Tropes pertaining to this game:

* AbusivePrecursors: The Ancestors, seeing how they turned Kalevala into a DeathWorld and [[spoiler: abused their relationship with the Kuriiri]].
** [[spoiler:Subverted; it is later revealed that they felt guilty for their past actions and, as a result, uploaded their brains to a unified machine form and isolated themselves. They turned Kalevala into a DeathWorld to prevent any visitors from making the same mistake.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: You can glide ''rather'' near lava and still not get killed or damaged in the slightest. However, [[OneHitKill if you touch it]]...
* DeathWorld: Kalevala itself, seeing that every portion of it has some type of bio-mechanical hostiles attempting to take you out.
* DoubleJump: The third ability you obtain.
* EasterEgg: Multiple; exploring various nooks and crannies will net you some behind-the-scenes messages by the developer. There is also one section in "Skim the Sky" where you must go through a gauntlet of difficult monsters to find...a dead end and a LeaningOnTheFourthWall scene. Heavily {{lampshaded}} by the protagonist.
* EssenceDrop: If your HP aren't full, enemies drop healing spheres.
* EternalEngine: What lies beneath the planet's surface and is the second region to be explored.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: [[spoiler:Justified; all the lifeforms on the planet were purposefully designed to attack Kurriri.]]
* FriendlyFireproof: Enemies are not harmed by acid. [[spoiler:Justified; see GrimyWater, below.]]
* GrimyWater: There are a few pools that appear to be some kind of caustic acid. It's actually explained what it is; [[spoiler:it's the base material used to create the bio-mechanical creatures that inhabit Kalevala, which explains why [[FriendlyFireproof enemies aren't harmed by it]].]]
* HeartContainer
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The path of how the protagonist regains his memories.
* LavaIsBoilingKoolAid: Averted. If you touch any form of lava, you instantly get killed. It also has a different texture than acid. ConvectionSchmonvection is ''not'' averted, however.
* LavaPit: A few of them, more prevalent in the third-to-last screen. And of course, they kill you instantaneously if touched.
* MechaMooks: ''Every'' enemy is some form of a mechanical being as found out in the story.
* {{Metroidvania}}: Albeit a small and fairly linear one. The developer says that the original version of the game was much more open-ended, but this daunted and confused beta testers, so he had to streamline it.
* MultipleEndings: Two of them to be precise.
** DownerEnding: The ending where you either don't have all four songs or don't activate the machine.
** BittersweetEnding: The ending where you have all four songs and activate the machine. [[spoiler: Kuris enters the light of the temple and activates the shield covering Kalevala, preventing any other beings from entering the planet and thus, fulfills the Ancestors' last wishes of isolation as well as thwarting the Kuriiri's intentions. Unfortunately, this means that both Kuris and the human are now trapped on the planet permanently, with no hope of re-contact, and left to die.]]
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: Pressing the "N" key will bring up an arrow pointing towards your next objective. Unfortunately, it does not always function properly.
* OneHitKill: All of the {{Lava Pit}}s.
* {{Retraux}}: This game has graphics and audio quality and style circa of the SNES or 16-bit era.
* ShoutOut: The first boss is the {{Sinistar}}. And true to that game, you can only destroy it with bombs!
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The area "Human Dreams". Also houses the first boss. The mountain before it ''does'' have ice, but does not fulfill the slippery portion.
* SpikesOfDoom: Found in several areas and take out one health bar. Which can be a problem at the start of the game where you only have ''two'' health bars.
* TempleOfDoom: The Temple, which is full of guard machines and laser turrets. Also doubles as the final area of the game.
* VideoGameFlight: Mixed with NotQuiteFlight. In the early game, you obtain the ability to glide until you hit the ground. You can also be carried up by updrafts or pushed down by downdrafts while gliding.
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