NEStalgia is an original MORPG inspired by the glory days of traditional console RPGs. Essentially "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft", NEStalgia is an amalgam of the best generations of RPG gaming. You can play solo, in private games with friends, or online with hundreds of other players!
User reviews: Very Positive (210 reviews) - 80% of the 210 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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"If you're an old Nintendo-generation fogey, but love the improvements modern MMOs have brought to RPG progression, then this game was made for you."

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August 21

NEStalgia Podcast: Players' Questions Answered

Silk, Spiff and Balzack host the latest NEStalgia podcast, discussing KotE and answering player submitted questions.

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August 13

v1.70 Online + Submit Your Podcast Questions!

NEStalgia v1.70 is online. Stop by and submit your questions to be answered on next week's podcast!

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About This Game

"With a ton of content and a charming 8-bit world, you just can't go wrong" - The Escapist
"NEStalgia is exactly what you'd expect if the original Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior games were shared worlds. Fantastic." - 1UP

NEStalgia is an original multiplayer RPG inspired by the glory days of traditional console RPGs. Essentially "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft", NEStalgia is an amalgam of the best generations of RPG gaming.

Players wage classic turn based battles in multiplayer parties while enjoying modern trappings such as a full-featured quest system. Those who prefer to go solo can recruit almost any monster in the game to fight alongside them as they explore every nook and cranny of NEStalgia's expansive 8-bit world.

NEStalgia can be played locally in single player mode or in small private games with friends. Where the game really shines, however, is on larger dedicated servers with 50+ online players. On dedicated servers you can test your might in NEStalgia's balanced and competitive PvP battles, or get 8-bit rich by selling rare loot on the player auction house. If you're looking to make new friends to adventure with then you can always join or create a custom guild. In order to tackle NEStalgia's difficult end-game content you're going to need every bit of help that you can get.

NEStalgia is constantly evolving and expanding, ensuring that players will constantly have new updates to look forward to. Purchasing NEStalgia guarantees full access to all future updates and content expansions at no additional charge.

Players can keep tabs on what's in the works for future NEStalgia updates by checking out the Silk Games development blog:

A "New Indie Hero", one of the best entries in the 2012 Independent Games Festival - PC Gamer
"Takes the MMO Beautifully Back to 1987" - Kotaku

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet Explorer 8 or higher required to render the NEStalgia Launcher
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
NEStalgia feels like a solid RPG, aside from minor issues...

A couple aspects of the game that I immensely enjoyed are for one, the fact that you are able to fight battles with other players online: Co-op or PVP (I would highly recommend playing online), and for two, optional side quests aside from the main story.
As for feeling like a solid RPG, the player stats and levels seem well designed.

One minor thing is that you have to use an external program, such as JoyToKey, in order to use "Gamepad Mode".
This may or may not change with future updates.
Another possible issue is that you may need to do a bit of grinding in order to level up; it really isn't that bad, though. (Teaming up with other players may make it easier)

Overall, the music & sound effects are great, the graphics are nice, and the overall gameplay is enjoyable.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
It's a great old school rpg game with multiplayer elements. Buy it if you want to have a addicting game to play or just wanting to revisit the old good games in the past.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
NEStalgia is an MORPG that takes me back to the early days of my gaming life. You play in a world very similar to Dragon Warrior, with turn-based battles, quest chains, and multiplayer parties to adventure and fight with. You can recruit monsters to fight with you and solo if that is your preference. The servers are small in scale and there are cliques, but people seem friendly. Expansions and updates are free, after you purchase the full game, which is always a good deal for a fun game. You also host private servers just for your friends. If you enjoy retro RPG's, you are going to love this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
399.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is amazing! If you've ever played an old school rpg such as Final Fantasy 1, Dragon Warrior, Pokemon Red/Blue or even the original The Legend of Zelda and enjoyed yourself, you will love this game! You grind your way to pro status either solo or with friends that you will meet right off the bat. I can't stop playing this game, it's easily the best 5 dollars Ive ever spent. You can also tame pets and make your solo party the way you want it or to suit your needs (such as healing pets, offensive pets, etc.) Fantastic experience, I love every bit of it, you should too!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
This game is amazing and i love the crap out of it, it's one of my favorite games and I recommend it to friends, but there are just two small things that are bothering me. First off I dont really understand why a guild cost so much gold to make, it's a little weird because when i play local and all i want is a cape, but I cant get one because of the 10,000 gold price, and secondly I really LOVE the soundtrack in this game the music is amazing and I enjoy the old school style it has, I can't find any of the music online, i would buy the soundtrack if it was on steam of Itunes. Anyway this game is great 9/10!
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