The mad scientist behind 2010’s indie hit Super Meat Boy, Edmund McMillen, has stitched together another creature out of retro-gaming called The Binding of Isaac. A bit more grotesque, yet still adorable like SMB, TBoI pays tribute to action-adventure games of the past. The Legend of Zelda is the obvious template due to its map, inventory, and hearts interface. Based on the overall mechanics of the game, one might be tempted to dismiss the title as a ‘Zelda-clone’. However, the real intrigue comes from TBoI’s challenge, replay-value, and twisted sense of humor.