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WinUAE 4.2.1 - A small bug fix release for a great Amiga emulator

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 12:04:52 AM
Just as I was going to bed I got a nice heads up from Vincent GR, that Toni Wilen had released a new Amiga Emulator update of ' WinUAE 4.2.1'. Now for those of you who do want to know... This isn't a big feature update compared to the previous announcement of 4.2.0, but does feature a number of bug fixes such as graphics corruption and Picasso IV and uaegfx YUV (video) overlay, which makes

Sc0tb0t - Play as a plucky little robot and stop the Loch Ness Monster! (ZX Spectrum)

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 05:50:46 PM
A rather late hour ZX Spectrum game has just been announced, as we've just been informed by Andy Green who did the amazing art work above, that Dougie Mcg has released his new ZX Spectrum title called' Sc0tb0t '. Now if you love games with plenty to do through a mutlitude of levels, then you'll be pleased to learn Sc0tb0t not only features 27 fantastic levels, but a generous supply of lives,

The Predator appears on the Atari XL/XE as a Tech Demo!

Monday May 20th, 2019 05:21:33 PM
It's incredible to think one of the greatest movies of all time 'Predator' was viewed on our screens all those years ago in 1987, with multiple retro gaming ports of the same movie appearing on both the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron and even the ZX Spectrum. Well one such system sadly didn't get a look in, the Atari XL/XE, but thankfully Gonzo was able to show

Goldrake - C64 Shoot em up based on a 1970's anime/cartoon

Monday May 20th, 2019 03:02:08 PM
The C64 scene hasn't finished with us yet, as moments ago we were contacted by Saberman, that the C64 game based on the 1970's Manga UFO Robo Grendizer called ' Goldrake ', has recently been released by The Hokuto Force. This game classed as a shoot em up and developed using SEUCK, is inspired by a classic cartoon and features graphics and music by VG VOX. If you've played a SEUCK game

Zelda Fan Game - Scorpion Engine testing on the Commodore Amiga

Monday May 20th, 2019 12:46:56 PM
We've featured many Zelda fan games over the years from Zelda Parallel Worlds to Beyond Hyrule to name but a few, but unlike those games however this one is slightly special. As thanks to Earok, he has announced the first showing of the Scorpion Engine for the Commodore Amiga; a new engine as a remake of the tiny part of the open source Zelda fan game "Return of the Hylian" (by Vincent

Percy Penguin - A very early Christmas present for ZX Spectrum owners?

Monday May 20th, 2019 01:45:17 PM
If you just can't wait for Christmas and fancy playing a Christmas themed game, or atleast a beta version of a Christmas themed game, then you might be interested to know John Davies has released an early beta version of his ZX Spectrum game ' Percy Penguin '. Classed as a Jet Set Willy cloned platformer, except with a playable Penguin, you must collect all the gifts in every level before the

RGCD officially killing it with 4 new C64 cartridges announced!

Saturday May 18th, 2019 01:23:49 PM
Not happy with continually supporting the Commodore 64 game dev scene with the phenomenal 16KB Cart compo -James Monkman of RGCD announced 4 brand new cartridges.  Following 2 official announcements for Retaliate DX and Grid Pix on the RGCD blog page, I spoke to James, who confirmed that the next C64 cart release will be Kobo64 - an interesting 16KB multiscrolling shoot em up in the vein of

The Curse of Illmoore Bay - A cartoony platformer aiming for a Genesis/Mega Drive success!

Friday May 17th, 2019 05:28:09 PM
If you don't have a NES but a Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive and wondering when it's your time to shine, then worry not! As thanks to a heads up in our Indie Retro News Facebook group, we've been told Second Dimension R&T, LLC will be bringing their action platformer of ' The Curse of Illmoore Bay ', to those retro Sega consoles if it is a Kickstarter success! The Curse of Illmoore Bay

KRAP PARK - Jaime Grilo's upcoming ZX Spectrum game features a wicked tune!

Friday May 17th, 2019 01:47:35 PM
Jaime Grilo is certainly no slouch when it comes to making enjoyable ZX Spectrum games, especially with games such as Zukinox, Tea-Leaf Ted and QUAHAPPY under his retro gaming belt. But now after a previous tease in 2018, he's yet again mentioned his latest upcoming ZX Spectrum game of ' KRAP PARK'; which is a top down arcade game whereby you need bring multiple items to a gangsta, who has

Nono Pixie - Nonogram Puzzle Game for the Commodore 64

Friday May 17th, 2019 11:35:51 AM
The last day of the week and it's time to rejoice Friday retro heads, as we've just been told by a follower on our twitter feed, that Space Moguls has released the final version of a new C64 game called ' Nono Pixie '. Now if you like puzzle games, then you'll be pleased to know Nono Pixie is a Nonogram Puzzle Game that features 100 unique puzzles created as an entry for the 2019 RGCD 16kb

FIGHT KNIGHT - A kick ass dungeon crawling brawler coming soon!

Thursday May 16th, 2019 06:47:23 PM
A truely fantastic looking game has just appeared in our inbox, as we've been told by a good friend of ours that Team Sorcerobe will be bringing their kick ass brawler of ' FIGHT KNIGHT ' to Steam and perhaps other digital services at some point very soon. If you're looking for a dungeon crawler whereby fists are your primary weapon then look forward to this one as I think you'll agree it

NEScape! - Another new cart release on NES launches kickstarter

Wednesday May 15th, 2019 07:02:43 PM
Oh you lucky NES fans. Just when we've had one amazing NES game deliver it's kickstarter physical carts, well now, just like busses, along comes another brilliant NES indie game looking to raise funds for a cart production run. NEScape! is a timed puzzle game in the style of an escape room and the puzzles are certainly taxing. The game is complete (Khan games sent us a copy to preview)

Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix - 1980's racing game gets a great Enterprise 128k conversion

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 08:44:49 PM
The 128k version of R-Type wasn't the only game to grace the Enterprise system, as just moments ago thanks to a heads up by Teemu Korvenpää, we've also learnt that Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix; a game from 1988 and developed by DJL Software Ltd. Has also been converted over to the Enterprise from the Amstrad CPC. Now unlike the other conversion just mentioned, this one has had some rather

Night Knight - A new MSX game from Juan J. Martínez is now available!

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 10:53:17 PM
Another great heads up for our Indie Retro News readers, as we've just been told by Juan J. Martínez that his previously announced MSX game of ' Night Knight ', is now available for all to enjoy as a digital download. This game of which we have featured a number of times before, is a brand new arcade platformer from the same creator who brought you fabulous games such as The Dawn of Kernel,

Zzap! 64 Annual 2020 a Kickstarter success, also new The Lord of Dragonspire footage!

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 07:15:22 PM
Fabulous news if you've supported the latest Zzap! 64 Annual 2020 Kickstarter as not only is it a kickstarter success, but we've also been told one of the perks as The Lord of Dragonspire, has also received new footage as a short glimpse of this upcoming game. Yes indeed if you were one of the backers, you'll be pleased to know the Kickstarter has now raised £23,387 pledged of a £22,500 goal

Loom review - An all time classic Adventure game reviewed by DarkwyndPT

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 05:04:17 PM
Wow, almost a month without posting anything! Again, I apologise for the lack of posts and reviews. My professional life has a way of slowly taking over my personal life, which includes all my hobbies (but someone has to pay the bills!) But now I’m back and to make up for my absence, let’s review one of my favourite graphic adventures of all times, Loom. Loom is a graphic adventure made by

Pagoda Warrior II - A brand new C64 game featuring music by Richard Bayliss!

Tuesday May 14th, 2019 03:20:26 PM
The C64 news just keeps on coming, as earlier today we were informed by the developer Stefano "Mc.Valdemar" Canali, that he had released a new C64 game called ' Pagoda Warrior II '; a brand new game featuring music by Richard Bayliss that has been entered in the C64 SEUCK Competition as a follow up to an unreleased SEUCK game he did many years ago lost when he sold all of his Commodore gear.

FUZ - PICO-8 Puzzle Platformer demake of FEZ (Playable Online)

Monday May 13th, 2019 04:35:26 PM
FEZ which is a Puzzle Platformer, was released way back in 2012-2013 on both Xbox 360 and Windows Steam as a game developed by Polytron Corporation in which featured a rather unusual rotating design as your character can explore a 3D world in certain 2D perspectives. This game which gathered favourable reviews has made an appearance this week in our inbox, but instead of being the original we

Trzask Tensorskiego 64 - A rotating C64 Boulder Dash?

Monday May 13th, 2019 03:50:18 PM
We've certainly featured the 1984 Boulder Dash game a lot these last few months, what with the release of Boulder Dash Junior II The Final Dig and Boulder Dash Senior to name but a few. But what if you could play a Boulder Dash style game, but instead of the game being a single screen arcade/puzzle title is instead turned into a C64 homebrew where the entire game screen can be rotated? Welcome

The Hair-Raising Adventures Of Mr Hair - COMING SOON to a ZX Spectrum near you

Monday May 13th, 2019 06:57:40 PM
Putting aside the C64 as we've just come across an update from Andy Green, that a new ZX Spectrum game is coming called ' The Hair-Raising Adventures Of Mr Hair '. This game which currently doesn't have any in game screenshots or footage, is an upcoming action-adventure by Lee Stevenson that will featuring foul beasts, crazy creatures, and aliens with your path being blocked by cunning,

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