Cave Story, Metroid and EarthBound have a kid. The result is The Underside.
This game has sadly never been finished after ten years, But there are still hints of activity seen on his Twitter. (https://twitter.com/MrPodunkian
It is an obscure little platformer made by Arthur "Mr. Podunkian" Lee, Who has created other games and mods.
If you have the time, You can check out the demo at (http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=215
Note: If you do not already have it, You will need to find a safe source to get MSCVR71.dll and put it in This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Windows
Anyway, If you do try it, I hope you enjoy it and tell me what you think of the demo.