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Starfysh Remix - Wicked blaster released for the C64 by TND with a musical update!

Saturday February 23rd, 2019 10:21:10 AM
Super Galax-I-Birds isn't the only game worth talking about this week, as The New Dimension has released a rather lovely C64 Shoot 'em up called ' Starfysh Remix', which was programmed and music by Richard Bayliss and graphics by Shaun Pearson. Now if you love the classic game Delta, then this game is the game for you as not only does it look like a clone of that game, but it has varied

The Mystery Of YASWR Jungle - Ultimate Play The Game "Sabre Wulf" is being remade

Friday February 22nd, 2019 07:42:58 PM
The retro news just keeps on coming this week, as earlier today we found out that ' Sabre Wulf ' is currently being remade by Retrotechy, as a high quality isometric game which looks like it might be coming to a PC near you. This game also appeared in our news feeds recently as that same game, a classic Ultimate Play the Game Classic from 1984, is also being developed for the Atari XL/XE as a

Aleph One: Pathways Into Darkness - A full port of the 1993 mac game to the Aleph One engine

Friday February 22nd, 2019 07:15:40 PM
In 1993 Bungie Software released Pathways into Darkness the most advanced and ground breaking First Person Shooter for the Macintosh that broke new ground combining adventuring with a first person shooter. This game which sadly vanished into the void after the Macintosh hardware evolved has never been featured on this site before, and as such it's with great pleasure as thanks to a heads up by

Manhunter: New York - A classic Adventure game reviewed by DarkwyndPT

Friday February 22nd, 2019 08:35:29 PM
For those who had the privilege to experience videogames during the 80s and 90s (like yours truly), you probably noticed that the period between the late 80s and early 90s was probably the most prolific in terms of novelties. Basically, developers back then (but especially during that specific period) threw every idea they had at the wall to see what stuck and what not. In other words,

Super Galax-I-Birds - A super duper C64 Shoot em up!

Thursday February 21st, 2019 09:00:23 PM
C64 owners do you fancy playing a rather cool shoot em up where the only goal is to get the highest score against your opponent? Well look no further than Super Galax-I-Birds! A wickedly fast shoot em up by C64 Crap Debunk, that doesn't just feature a rapid onslaught of enemy bird like creatures, but there's also a brilliant fast paced soundtrack that really suits the game being played too!

Road Avenger - LaserDisc Racer as an Amiga release by ReImagine Games gets an update

Thursday February 21st, 2019 08:42:55 PM
Things are slowly getting back to normal on Indie Retro News after my earlier computer failure, as we are pleased to announce ReImagine Games via Earok on the EAB forums, has released an update to the LaserDisc game 'Road Avenger ' for the Commodore Amiga. This game was announced as a first for the Amiga last year, when prior to that it was both an Arcade LaserDisc game and later ported over

The Micro Kids - A book by Gary Plowman

Thursday February 21st, 2019 08:23:51 PM
Micro Kids? I thought they looked small.It seems Gary Plowman may have an obsession with Spectrums - first he wrote a book of self-penned ZX Spectrum games in his ZX Spectrum Games Code Club book, now he's back again (but this time in novel form) with another book featuring the old Speccy. Though we are treated also with other notable home micros (you should have noticed the C64 on the cover

Sam's Journey Coming to the NES! Exclusive Screenshots

Wednesday February 20th, 2019 09:58:12 PM
When Knights of Bytes released Sam's Journey for the Commodore 64 back in 2017 it was a huge hit! Indie Retro News awarded Sam's Journey game of the year 2017 as this game really surpassed all our expectations, delivering us a huge epic adventure that really pushed the limitations of the C64. Despite being a home computer title, the game has very strong console vibes to it, and it plays very

Tiki Taca - Ultimate Atic Atac inspired game from Climacus and Errazking!

Wednesday February 20th, 2019 08:05:08 PM
This week has been one of those weeks...The site computer all but keels over, the weather isn't that great and headaches are getting in the way! Oh well at least there's good news for this evening, as we've been told by Saberman that Climacus and Errazking's Atic Atac inspired remake of ' Tiki Taca ', is available to play right now on your ZX Spectrum via the ZX DEV MIA Remakes competition.

Tales of Gorluth III (Amiga) - The Third and Final Chapter gets an early demo

Monday February 18th, 2019 06:45:36 PM
AMIworx are back in the news this week as they have just informed the Amiga community of a brand new early teaser demo for their upcoming Action RPG game 'Tales of Gorluth III', which is the third and final chapter in the series. Yes indeed if you loved Tales of Gorluth and AMIworx's other game ' Heroes of Gorluth ' then this game with its high quality graphics and RPG charm should not be

Ryane McLaine - A new ZX Spectrum inspired game from Jetpack Jaxx dev gets a demo

Monday February 18th, 2019 03:52:14 PM
As we said before it was only just last month we announced the release of a seriously cool looking ZX Spectrum inspired game called 'Jetpack Jaxx', which was not only released for the PC but also Android owners. This game having a ZX flavour, was developed by Psyshteek and as the developer rightly said was a rather cool action game that's still completely free to play. Well if you played it

Boulder Dash Junior II The Final Dig - An awesome C64 Boulder Dash Game!

Monday February 18th, 2019 03:22:38 PM
As we love retro games so much we were most excited to learn from Saberman, that Raiders of the Lost Empire had released a Junior version of First Star Software's classic game ' Boulder Dash '. This game originally released in 1984 for more computers can we can think of with a multitude of clones and sequels, see's a child version of Rockford collecting diamonds, while also trying not to dig

SOPHIA II - Enhanced remake of Matthew Smith's "Styx" available as version 1.01

Monday February 18th, 2019 02:36:22 PM
If you were checking out Indie Retro News last Monday, you would've come across a post from us that announced the release of 'Sophia II' version 1.0 for the ZX Spectrum. This game is a sequel to the successful Sophia and a remake of Matthew Smith's 48k ZX Spectrum game "Styx" while blending gameplay from both games. Well if you enjoyed the game and want more, the developer has further

Pinball Dreams CPC - Fantastic Amiga classic on the Amstrad CPC is nearly here!

Monday February 18th, 2019 09:59:31 AM
At the end of 2016-2017 we announced the fantastic Amiga pinball game ' Pinball Dreams ' by Digital Illusions CE in 1992 had finally been made available as a preview download on the Amstrad CPC by none other than Batman Group, creators of the scene demo Batman Forever. Well here we are again as we are pleased to tell you that after much excitement and global Amstrad load ups of the brilliant

Thalamus Lunark announcement - C64 and Spectrum Next?

Saturday February 16th, 2019 10:05:10 PM
Legendary C64 publishing house Thalamus have announced that they will be porting Lunark to the C64 and Spectrum Next, if the Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac versions are successfully backed on Kickstarter.Lunark is a great looking cinematic platform game currently in development by Johan Vinet of Canari Games.  It's heavily inspired by Prince of Persia, Another World and Flashback and features

Super Toboggan Challenge - A Richard Bayliss C64 game using a new Assemble IT Update

Friday February 15th, 2019 09:04:35 PM
We now look towards the C64 for our retro kicks, as this week Richard Bayliss through The New Dimension has released the fast scrolling sports game ' Super Toboggan Challenge ' for the C64! This game developed using the new Assemble IT Update, was developed as a fun example game to show off the smooth upwards and downwards scrolling that can be created using the new IT update.As noted by

Turbo Tank Redux DX - Action blaster inspired by NES games, available on PC

Friday February 15th, 2019 11:55:12 AM
Looking for something cool to play on your PC that is inspired by classic games on the NES, then look no further than Turbo Tank Redux DX by Amir Bayareh. A rather cool looking drive and shoot game inspired by the classic NES graphic and sound style, as well as games oriented to speedrunners. The game is not only free to play but you can download it right now via!Explore the deep

Quartet - Fabulous 14th puzzle entry for the MSXdev'18!

Friday February 15th, 2019 11:13:14 AM
The MSXDev compo has gone from strength to strength this time around, as not only did we have games such as Burn US, X-Racing and Barbarian the Duel to enjoy, but now there's a new puzzle game worth playing called ' Quartet ' by Ilkke & bitsofbas! This game of rather high quality, is a high score based game in which you need to complete as many faces as you can.. The more complete the face is,

Blackthorne - DarkwyndPT takes a look at a very good classic action game!

Thursday February 14th, 2019 04:37:27 PM
Well, like I promised last time, today’s review is from a GOOD action PC game and it’s also one of the first games produced by a famous game developer. I’m talking about Blackthorne. Blackthorne (AKA Blackhawk in Europe) is an action/platform game developed by Blizzard and published by Interplay. It was originally released in 1994 for DOS and SNES/Super Nintendo. It was ported the next year

RESHOOT R - Richard Löwenstein's new Amiga game gets a great website launch

Tuesday February 12th, 2019 06:21:35 PM
Another Amiga update this week as Richard Löwenstein, the same developer behind the commercial enemy wave blaster on the Amiga called ' Reshoot ', has launched a new website for his previously announced in development Shoot em up called 'RESHOOT R'. This game coded in pure assembler language, will almost follow the same game style as the first game but be louder, more colourful, more playable,

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