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Ms Pacman - After the Arcade to Amiga conversion of Pac-Man, JOTD releases Ms Pacman!

Wednesday October 20th, 2021 11:56:23 AM
It wasn't long ago now that here on Indie Retro News, we did multiple features for JOTD's fabulous Arcade conversion of the 1980's hit classic's Pac-Man, a game which was released on the Amiga as Pacman 500 (link). Well today's news came as a complete surprise to us and one I think you'll be pleased to hear, as thanks to another heads up by a good friend of ours, we have learnt that JOTD has

Lester - A new metroidvania is coming to the C64 with a teaser

Monday October 18th, 2021 06:47:11 PM
While some of you including myself, are still looking forward to playing the upcoming game of Leap!; A high quality C64 title via KnifeGrinder which is a tribute to Bounder; a game released in 1985 by Gremlin Graphics. There's another game that's worth keeping an eye on while it is still in development, and that's Lester, an upcoming metroidvania for the C64 that puts you in control of the AR2020

Ambermoon Advanced - The new unofficial add-on to a great Amiga RPG gets a tease!

Monday October 18th, 2021 05:06:52 PM
We've featured Ambermoon many times now on Indie Retro News from the updated Amiga version, to the open source remake which can be downloaded to your home PC. Both versions give you hours worth of enjoyment of an incredible 90's RPG that not only featured 3D graphics that were considered revolutionary for the Amiga, but it also had high-quality graphics, a large number of enemies and cities and

Yawoffa - A small word puzzle for the Commodore Amiga by Zooperdan

Monday October 18th, 2021 03:41:45 PM
While Zooperdan is best known for visiting dangerous dungeons with a +10 mace in his hand battling menacing creatures, or working on his own dungeon crawling website called dungeoncrawlers.org. Just recently however he's delved into a new area of gaming expertise and released a new game for the Commodore Amiga called yawoffa; A small word puzzle game requiring just Kickstart 2.x and 1mb chip ram

Metal Dragon - A new game is coming to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis and it looks awesome!

Monday October 18th, 2021 01:49:55 PM
With it being Monday it's time to look at upcoming games for a weekly start, and sure enough we have a new game to share with you that I think many will be looking forward to especially if they have a Sega Megadrive or Sega Genesis, and that game is 'METAL DRAGON'; An awesome looking game that will be shipped by Kai Magazine, as a Commando Metal Gear mash up that is sure to excite many who love

Virgil's Purgatory - Don't lose your head in this new ZX Spectrum game from Amaweks

Saturday October 16th, 2021 05:41:55 PM
Even more retro gaming news has just appeared in our inbox, as if you have a ZX Spectrum at hand or an emulator installed, you might want to play this new game from Amaweks called ' Virgil's Purgatory'; a horror game that celebrates the Modern Art Week in Brazil which is set to take place next year and will be 100 years old. Do note however the game does have a more detailed write up in how it

Rogue64 - A new C64 roguelike is coming from Badger Punch Games and it looks fab!

Friday October 15th, 2021 11:51:39 AM
If you like C64 games and fancy something different compared to our usual announcements for this well loved retro computer, then you'll be pleased to know as thanks to a heads up from Badger Punch Games; the same team behind the awesome C64 game of Showdown. That they are developing a new Rogue Like C64 game called 'Rogue64'; a rather cool looking game whereby every play of the game is a unique

Ewe Woz 'Ere DX - A cool action packed C64 game, also available as a big box edition!

Saturday October 16th, 2021 09:20:46 AM
If you're looking for even more great news then you've come to the right place, as trawling through the itch.io website, we've found out that not only can you download and play the digital download version of Design/Chaos new C64 game of 'Ewe Woz 'Ere DX, but you can also buy the cartridge edition through Bitmap Soft. An action packed game in which playing as Baaary: Mutton Command, you must 

Turbo Tomato - A highly explosive arena battle game available for the Amiga gets a major update!

Friday October 15th, 2021 10:18:26 AM
The first news story of the day and yes it's Amiga related, as we've just been told through twitter, that the previously released super duper deluxe version of a new game called 'Turbo Tomato' has recently got a BIG update adding Difficulty Modes and others new features, and fixing many bugs. Turbo Tomato is a game that was developed by NIVRIG GAMES and published by BITMAP SOFT as a

Forest Saver - Save the Trees in this early C64 preview by INTOINSIDE

Thursday October 14th, 2021 05:49:10 PM
Even more retro goodness to get through this week, as we've recently been informed by Saberman that the upcoming C64 game of Forest Saver by intoinside, has just got an early preview for you to download and try. In this game playing as a Ranger with his job to protect the Forest, you must be careful of of the loggers and industries who not only want to destroy the Forests, but they are also

Tachyon Dreams - The first episode of a new text-parser game with EGA graphics!

Thursday October 14th, 2021 03:54:19 PM
Love playing Adventure games? Check! Love those old Sierra Kings Quest style graphics with text based commands? Check! Then 'Tachyon Dreams', developed by a fan of Sierra games as Cosmic Void for your home PC is just the game for you!  This is the first chapter in what the developer hopes will be a series of humorous, text-parser games with EGA graphics that will look and feel very much like the

ENGEEM - A new ZX Spectrum inspired game from Ryane McLaine and Jetpack Jaxx dev!

Thursday October 14th, 2021 03:28:27 PM
In 2019 we announced the release of a seriously cool looking ZX Spectrum inspired game called 'Jetpack Jaxx'; A game that was not only released for PC and Android owners, but was described as having a ZX Flavour which was completely free to play, and sporting some rather cool action gameplay. Well if you played it and wanted more, you'll be pleased learn that as from today you can download the

Robocop AGA - A Robocop remake in the works via DanielAllsopp for the Amiga!

Thursday October 14th, 2021 02:34:45 PM
Now this is a real blast from the past and not only a well known game, but a game from a movie that pretty much everyone would have heard of at least once while growing up. Let me just shout the name out in large caps to grab your attention 'ROBOCOP'. That's right retro heads this is Robocop, a game that was originally published by Ocean in the 80's, and now thanks to DanielAllsopp, looks to be

Chuckie Egg 32k for the VIC20 has been released via Reset64!

Tuesday October 12th, 2021 05:48:46 PM
It's incredible to think that Chuckie Egg was a game released years ago in 1983 as a game that not only appeared on the BBC Micro, but a whole string of other systems such as the Amstrad CPC, Amiga, C64 and even the ZX Spectrum. Well fast forward to today and thanks to a Twitter heads up via @ResetC64, we have been told that if you have a VIC20, you can download the latest release of Chuckie Egg;

Lionheart - One of the finest Amiga platformers gets a BIG PC(Java) Remake update!

Tuesday October 12th, 2021 05:37:30 PM
Here is one of the finest games ever released on an Amiga, a game that doesn't just have great reviews but is still being sold for a very high price on Ebay. It's Lionheart by Thalion Software, the same developers behind the incredible RPG Ambermoon. Lionheart is a 1993 platformer and features some of the best graphics and gameplay ever seen on an Amiga; a highly regarded platformer on a retro

Mechwars: Arena - A rather cool looking Arena game is coming to the ZX Spectrum

Monday October 11th, 2021 05:03:14 PM
We've featured a number of great games by ZXBITLES over the last couple of years, from RED RAID THE BEGINNING to RED RAID: THE INFILTRATING on the ZX Spectrum. Well today's news came as another surprise to us, as after already featuring their new and upcoming game of MECHWARS: CENTIPEDE, along comes Mechwars: Arena. A multiplayer ZX Spectrum game as the first one in a trilogy of games due for

Pengo - A classic Arcade game from 1982 is not only coming to the 7800, but you can try the demo!

Monday October 11th, 2021 03:15:49 PM
Way back in 1982, Coreland published by Sega released the Arcade game of 'Pengo', A maze like game in which playing as a penguin, you must survive each round by eliminating all Sno-Bees and Sno-Bee eggs with sliding blocks, while optionally lining up the three diamond blocks for a large bonus. Well today's news is pretty interesting for the Atari 7800, as darryl1970 has released a demo of the

Arkanoid +4 - The Plus/4 gets a great port of a classic game!

Monday October 11th, 2021 02:54:44 PM
If you remember Arkanoid; an arcade game first developed by Taito in 1986, with the bat like device scrolling from side to side at the bottom of the screen, bouncing an orb back and forth and smashing blocks for a high score. Then you'll love this news update! As thanks to Saberman contacting us through Facebook, he has told us that if you head on over to the plus4world you can download a brand

Köszönöm - A PETSCII Donald Duck's Playground C64 mash up!

Friday October 8th, 2021 04:48:37 PM
Well this took us completely by surprise and it's not a particular style that we've come across very often, although it did appear in Antonio Savona and team's awesome C64 game of Monstro Giganto. As we've recently been informed via Saberman, that if you head on over to the CSDb site, you can download the latest PETSCII game of 'Köszönöm'; A humorous game that is regarded as a smash up of Donald

Ambermoon.net - Open source remake of a fantastic CRPG gets a brand new 1.21 release!

Friday October 8th, 2021 09:42:31 AM
Originally released in 1993 for the Amiga by Thalion Software, Ambermoon was the second part of an unfinished trilogy and sequel to Amberstar that was only released in Germany. In was an incredible RPG for its time, and featured 3D graphics that were considered revolutionary for the Amiga, but sadly for the company it couldn't save them from collapse. Well today's news is another special heads up



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