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The Last Strike - An Atari Jaguar shoot em up homebrew is coming soon!

Friday August 3rd, 2018 01:44:21 PM
Not to be left out but the Atari Jaguar is also getting a new homebrew soon, as we've learnt that Reboot with the help of AtariAge is bringing a new shoot em up called ' The Last Strike ' to the Atari Jaguar as a commercial game that will be available on the AtariAge store. For those of you who like a bit of R-Type but mixed with a touch of Defender, should really check out the latest trailer

Roving in the Dark - A charming cave exploration platformer by Hayo

Friday August 3rd, 2018 01:14:39 PM
Trawling through many of the games found on itch.io, there was every chance of finding a damn fine game that not only looked charming but had a high enjoyment factor that anyone in the family could pick up and play. Thankfully one such game called ' Roving in the Dark ' fit both of those categorises. As not only could it be described as a cute Spelunky, but the focus in this game is on the

Burn Us EXP - The sequel to Burn Us as an MSX cartridge release

Friday August 3rd, 2018 11:55:05 AM
During the early part of this year we announced the launch of the MSXDev competition in which people from around the world could come together to create MSX games and hope to win an overall top place. Well one of those games entered was Burn Us; a Konami inspirational game that gives you the experience of what it's like to be a member of a weird and masochistic sect. Although the competition

Time Crisis (Namco game, PlayStation, 1997)

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 08:21:27 PM
I don’t believe in magic, at least in the traditional sense. The likes of ‘find the lady’, ‘sawing an assistant in half’ and ‘making an elephant disappear’, might  all be impressive demonstrations of the skill of the illusionist, but I am of course aware that a successful magic trick is always based on misdirection, optical illusion or slight of hand. However, there is an exception. For me,

LIFE ON EARTH - A Cyberpunk experience hits the MSX 2 + V9990

Friday August 3rd, 2018 12:32:47 PM
Some time back Kai Magazine released the fantastic game of ' Myths and Dragons ' for the MSX2 + v9990 as a side scrolling beat em up dedication to Capcom's 1991 side-scrolling hack and slash 'King of Dragons'. Well fast forward to this month and Kai Magazine have done it again, and rather than go down the route of mythical beasts, they have announced LIFE ON EARTH; a Cyberpunk game for the

Yoomp! 64 RGCD announces a Three-Dimensional jumping game for the Commodore 64!

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 03:43:08 PM
RGCD have spread the news far and wide as they have told the retro community, that the C64 version of 'Yoomp! 64' is not only available to buy as a digital download, but also via a cartridge and disk. Yoomp was originally a fantastic Atari XE/XL game and this C64 version is a port of that game as a conversion by Zbigniew Ross in 2016-2017 and featuring audio by Michał Brzeski. Published by

Romhacking Spotlight - Mario Hacks

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 03:03:38 PM
Welcome back for another segment of the Romhackig Spotlight! This time we are going to take a look at some really nice Super Mario Bros hacks for the Nes. It seems that most hackers picks Super Mario Bros 3 when they want to hack a Mario game and that's understandable, but there are constantly appearing some amazing hack for the original Super Mario Bros game that we all know and love.

Hunters Moon Remastered - A fully remastered version of the seminal C64 shoot em up!

Tuesday July 31st, 2018 10:51:51 AM
Not long ago we told you that the legendary C64 games house Thalamus had returned, and had launched a cracking Kickstarter project to revive their classic back catalogue for a new generation. Well thankfully that Kickstarter became a huge success to deliver the official 30th anniversary remaster of the classic shoot-em-up Hunter's Moon (Alongside help from Martin Walker (the original

The Dawn of Kernel - A high quality Amstrad CPC game is coming 21st August!

Monday July 30th, 2018 11:35:01 PM
Juan J. Martínez (Reidrac) is no slouch when it comes to retro gaming development. As he has created some fabulous games in the past such as Escape from Colony 8, Space Pest Control, The Legend of Traxtor, The Return of Traxtor and Castaway for the ZX Spectrum. As well as Rescuing Orc for the C64 and Magica and Golden Tail for the Amstrad CPC. Well it looks as if the developer isn't taking any

Return of Double Dragon - Superior Japanese version of Super Double Dragon gets a Cart release

Monday July 30th, 2018 11:23:06 PM
Super Double Dragon on SNES was definitely a hit but never considered a classic like the original. Maybe if the superior Japanese version hadn't been butchered on release in the west it might have been. Thankfully the people at Retroism are releasing Return of Double Dragon on NTSC cartridge. Join me as I recap on why Return of Double Dragon was so good, and why Tradewest are a bunch of

Chasm - A 2D Action Platformer - Launches Tomorrow July 31st - Discount Coming Soon!

Monday July 30th, 2018 04:43:59 PM
It is with a combination of pride, exuberance, relief, and fear that Bit Kid is hereby officially announcing that Chasm will be launching tomorrow July 31, 2018 for $19.99! They will be doing a week 1 discount on Steam, so keep an eye out for it. About Chasm Chasm is an action-adventure game in which you play a new recruit undertaking your first mission for the Guildean Kingdom.

Prospector - Creepy platformer makes its way to the ZX Spectrum

Monday July 30th, 2018 02:16:13 PM
It's back to the ZX Spectrum for a Monday afternoon, as we've been informed by Saberman that a new ZX Spectrum game has launched called ' Prospector ', which has been developed by Aleisha M. Cuff (AMCGames) through the use of AGDx. If you love action platformers with a creepy overtone then read on, as Prospector for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k might just be the game for you! Featuring 

Life of Pixel - Multiple era fun in this upcoming Playstation 4/Vita release

Monday July 30th, 2018 10:38:08 AM
Some years back we featured a fantastic game that had all of my childhood wrapped up into one neat little platformer, and that game was Life of Pixel by the developer Super Icon. It just looked so damn cool as it had a unique style to it that no other platformer had done at the time. It was a game dedicated to the brilliance of classic gaming machines and had you as a blocked pixel, traversing

La-Mulana 2 - The hit Adventure Platformer as a sequel coming 30th July! [UPDATE - RELEASED]

Monday July 30th, 2018 09:05:46 PM
We've been waiting a long time for this one, and thanks to a heads up via our email, we are pleased to announce that the sequel of ' La-Mulana 2 ' is coming to Steam, GOG and Humble Store as from tomorrow 30th July. Yes indeed the Metroidvania-style sequel to the fantastic game that was remade in 2011 for the WiiWare and finally updated to the PC, is once again set to amaze with sprawling

Into the Blue - Tetris Attack inspired game comes to the Game Boy

Sunday July 29th, 2018 06:12:00 PM
Oh joy of joys, if you loved the 1984 game of Tetris or the 1995 game of Tetris Attack, you'll be pleased to know a brand new puzzle game inspired by those games has been released for the Game Boy. This game named as 'INTO THE BLUE', is a puzzle game developed by Jonas and comes with all the features you would expect of an officially released game from back in the day(Romhacking). As noted

Gods (Bitmap Brothers game, Commodore Amiga, 1991)

Sunday July 29th, 2018 04:59:38 PM
During my college years I used to enjoy computer games on the Commodore Vic 20. This in itself was no mean feat, as it packed slightly less memory than your average goldfish. However, because I am so exceptionally old and the alternative was to watch one of only three television channels, I played the Vic 20 a lot. Then I grew up, got a job and in 1993 I was able to afford a Commodore Amiga

Griel's Quest for the Holy Porrón now available as a free Sega Mega Drive/Genesis ROM download

Saturday July 28th, 2018 04:52:05 PM
Along time ago around about 2005, Griel’s Quest for the Sangraal was released as a puzzle game entry in the MSXDev competition, with a much later port released for the Sega Megadrive, Genesis in 2017, as a fully commercial product by 1985 Alternative and named as Griel's Quest for the Holy Porrón. So why are we mentioning this game already released some time back? Well you'll be pleased to

Petunia Pickles Pumpkin Peril - A Halloween C64 game that looks better than ever

Saturday July 28th, 2018 03:05:54 PM
It wasn't long ago now that we gave you the heads up regarding Pond Software's upcoming game Petunia Pickles Pumpkin Peril, that is going to be released for the C64 this Halloween. Well you'll be pleased to know the game is looking better than ever because as of today AntStiller has tweeted a new update telling us the scripting engine is now integrated and expanded, as well as also showing an

Briley Witch Chronicles - A fabulous work in progress C64 RPG by Sarah Jane Avory

Saturday July 28th, 2018 02:42:45 PM
As many of you know by now especially after @hayesmaker64's inside scoop, the ex-SEGA game developer and author: Sarah Jane Avory is working on a fabulous RPG for the C64 called ' Briley Witch Chronicles ', which by all accounts isn't just a good looking game, but will have lots of interesting features that is sure to whet your appetite. Well it looks as if the developer wants to share some

Cheril the Writer - The Mojon Twins new NES game is now available

Thursday July 26th, 2018 07:54:20 PM
Bit late on this one I'm afraid as I was visiting family and had previously mentioned the game was coming, but The Mojon Twins have finally announced the release of their new game Cheril the Writer, which has been released for the NES. This game star's that lovable character Cheril who was also seen in their other game Mega Cheril Perils; previously released for the SEGA Genesis/Megadrive.



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