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ZauberBall - A new Halloween interpretation of the well-known C64 game Wizball is coming to the Atari XL/XE

Thursday September 28th, 2023 05:04:04 PM
I'm sure many of you remember the 1987 game 'Wizball': A game which was coded by Jon Hare and Chris Yates (Sensible Software legends), with music by Peter Clarke, and Martin Galway(C64 version) for the C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga and Atari ST. Well if you do remember it and want some great Wizz news, then you'll be pleased to know that at some point in the near future, Olivier Cyranka will be

HOT NEWS as eagerly awaited SNK vs CAPCOM for the C64/128 gets an official release!!

Thursday September 28th, 2023 02:57:06 PM
Cover by Richard McManus(link)Once again there's another awesome news story that's worth a mention here on Indie Retro News, as thanks to Saberman letting us know through our Indie Retro News Facebook group, we've been told that Jon Eggelton and Gianluca Alberico has officially released the (no paywall) final version of the eagerly awaited game of 'SNK vs CAPCOM'; a new C64 game which was

Time Wizard - Control Time in this upcoming Atari XL/XE game by Amarok

Wednesday September 27th, 2023 06:53:11 PM
Here's some more Atari XL/XE news to be featured on the site, as Saberman also let us know that another game entered into the ABBUC Software Contest 2023 was a rather interesting platform puzzle called 'Time Wizard'. A game whereby you don't just manipulate time to your advantage, but you must put a stop to those evil Robots who are trying to change history to rule the world. If this sounds like

Night Knight - An Atari XL/XE conversion of a great game originally by Juan J. Martínez (Reidrac) is coming soon

Wednesday September 27th, 2023 06:11:07 PM
For those of you looking for some up to date Atari XL/XE news, have come to the right place! As we've recently been informed by Saberman, that the previously released game of 'Night Knight' by Juan J. Martínez (Reidrac) for the MSX, is coming to the Atari XL/XE as a conversion by Lars Langhans. A game we have featured numerus times before as a very enjoyable arcade platformer with many

The Empire Strikes Back - Check out the latest Plus/4 version by TCFS and team which has been released!

Tuesday September 26th, 2023 07:29:37 PM
It feels like it was only just yesterday that we announced on IRN, the release of 'Empire Strikes Back' for the Commodore 64: a fan version of the original Parker Brothers game "Empire Strikes Back", which appeared on the Atari 2600 and the Intellivison way back in 1982. Well if you have a Plus/4 and want to experience the game for yourselves, make sure to check out the latest TCFS, Unreal and

PENGOMini - A fun for all the family Arcade game for the ZX Spectrum

Monday September 25th, 2023 07:28:22 PM
Gabriele Amore is certainly no stranger to Indie Retro News, announcing highly enjoyable games such as Saving Kong, Castle Capers, Donkey Kong Jr and even our personal favourite Bubble Frenzy. Well now another game is gracing our speccy screens, as during the last couple of days Gab has released the new Arcade game of 'PENGOMini '; A game that isn't just an arcade game inspired by Pengo, but it's

ZX Bomb Sweeper - Another Game & Watch title arrives on the ZX Spectrum!

Sunday September 24th, 2023 12:37:36 PM
Another day and another Game and Watch mention, as the previous one was called 'Octopus Deluxe' which was ported over to the Amstrad CPC 6128, and this latest release called 'ZX Bomb Sweeper' has been developed for the ZX Spectrum. Now unlike the other game developed by Team Galaxy as a port of a 1981 title, Bomb Sweeper was a game originally released in 1987 and has been converted over to the ZX

Down The Pipe Reflushed - Guide young Turdesley in this updated ZX Spectrum game by DF Design

Sunday September 24th, 2023 12:25:02 PM
Another retro gaming news story has reached our inbox, as we've just come across a new game update for the ZX Spectrum called Down The Pipe Reflushed by DF Design with publishing by Phoenixware called 'Down The Pipe Reflushed'. A game in which playing as the young Turdesley, you must traverse down ‘Pipe Central’, ‘Skull City’ and ‘The Kingdom of Mighty Two’ ,while dodging and shooting all manner

Game.X - Amiga AGA port of a small X68000 shmup

Sunday September 24th, 2023 12:14:52 PM
A Sunday head's up for you all, as Saberman has just informed us through Facebook, that a new game has been released for the Commodore Amiga as port of the X68000 shoot 'em up of 'Game.X' by hitchhikr SoftWorks. A game in which you need to destroy as many waves as possible to get the best of hiscores. To coincide with this news, Saberman has also done a video showing the game in

Exo-Tical - A new ZX Spectrum game by Roolandoo that's well worth a play!

Friday September 22nd, 2023 06:23:00 PM
Over the years we've featured a number of enjoyable games from Roolandoo, with games being mentioned such as S.O.L.O, La Reliquia and our personal favourite of Bufonada. Well here we are with another great looking game that's well worth a play at home on your speccy, and it's Roolandoo's newest of ZX Spectrum creations called ' Exo-Tical : An exploration and Action Space Adventure that you can

DaemonClaw coming to MegaDrive, Neo Geo, and modern systems! First ever footage of DaemonClaw running on a real Megadrive!

Thursday September 21st, 2023 07:42:05 PM
BitBeamCannon recently teamed up with Neofid and PixelHeart to bring their retro arcade style game, DaemonClaw to Megadrive, Neo Geo, and modern systems! NeoFid had great success with their two previous games, Demons of Asteborg and Astebros which were recent successful Kickstarter campaigns and here is first ever footage of DaemonClaw running on an actual Megadrive console.  BitBeamCannon gave

Attack of the Petscii Robots - An Action Adventure game originally by The 8bit Guy arrives on the MSX by Robosoft!

Wednesday September 20th, 2023 02:51:00 PM
Another great news story for you all, as if you followed our previous write up in regards to Attack of the Petscii Robots; A game which was originally developed by David Murray, with a later port for the Commodore Amiga by Vesa Halttunen. Then you'll be pleased to learn that as of today, you can now try out the MSX version! A new version of the game by Robosoft, which was released some time back

TheHolyCube - A rather unusual puzzler is playable as a C64 preview by la1n

Tuesday September 19th, 2023 08:31:31 PM
Thanks to another heads up from a good friend of ours , we've been told that if you're looking for something different to play on your C64, then make sure to check out la1n's latest game preview of 'TheHolyCube'; A game in which you need to grab all the circular colours to move on to the next level! In light of this news, considering it's a bit on the slow side this week, Saberman has done a

Hopper Boy - 17th entry in the MSXdev competition by Gamecast Entertainment

Tuesday September 19th, 2023 02:49:35 PM
Something slightly different for your afternoon entertainment, as we have recently been contacted through Facebook, to tell you that if you love playing games inspired by Game and Watch titles, then it might be worth checking out this new game by Gamecast Entertainment called 'Hopper Boy'. As in the words of MSXDev, "The arcade game Hopper Boy takes you back to the times of Nintendo’s Game &

Lots of Amiga Boxx goodness thanks to Lemming880 and team!

Monday September 18th, 2023 10:10:27 PM
Lemming880 has been mentioned a number of times on Indie Retro News, as he has released a number of enjoyable games such as Boxx, Boxx 2, Boxx 3 and even Boxx 4. Well here with another Amiga news story from the same creator, as he has released another load of updates to each of those games we have mentioned previously. Games that were originally created in Backbone and have all been ported over

Booty The Remake - A classic 1980's game is getting an Amstrad CPC remake! [UPDATE]

Wednesday September 20th, 2023 08:57:42 AM
Way back in 1984 Firebird released the Pirate style Arcade Puzzle game 'Booty' for the Amstrad CPC, C64, Commodore Plus/4, and ZX Spectrum. In that game you played as a cabin boy that had to steal treasure from his pirate masters, which meant avoiding other pirates, parrots and booby trapped treasure! Well if you remember this rather classic pirate themed game from back in the day, you'll will be

Giana Power Edition 2023 - The Great Giana Sisters for the C64 gets 16 new levels!

Saturday September 16th, 2023 02:27:34 PM
We've certainly heard a lot about that famous platformer the Great Giana Sisters from 1987, especially as it came back to the Amiga as a Giana Special Edition by Reimagine Games and then of course the Great Giana-Sisters Construction-Set, whereby you can create your own levels. But if you're looking for more Giana Sister retro gaming goodness, then make sure to check out the 'Giana Power Edition

Krogharr - Inviyya creator's latest Commodore Amiga game looks great in this new footage

Saturday September 16th, 2023 09:24:52 AM
Right from the word go, we were one of the first gaming websites to give you the heads up about TIGERSKUNK's amazing Shoot 'em up of Inviyya; a game with amazing scrolling graphics, super action, great sound effects, and a real hark back to days of R-Type or Project-X. Well time has passed since its release, as this week the same developer has now announced a new video update to his fighting game

Escape Room - An exciting maze-adventure game for the Commodore 64

Friday September 15th, 2023 08:40:24 PM
Even though it's getting really late and I'm almost falling asleep at the keyboard (old age? :p), I thought it best to give a shout out to this game that was mentioned to us many times through Twitch, and it's the exciting maze-adventure game of "Escape Room": A Commodore 64 game by fig-labs. A game in which the player will have certain amount of time to solve the maze in the total darkness using

Electroman - Another early ( alpha? ) version update of Electroman for the Commodore Amiga AGA

Friday September 15th, 2023 08:15:29 PM
Remember when we announced here on Indie Retro News the Amiga game of 'Electroman', an Alpha version of a game port that was originally released by Messrs, Janusz Pelc and Maciej Miąsik for the MS-DOS platform back in 1992? Well there's some good news for those that have played the early alpha. As thanks to Saberman contacting us just moments ago, he has told us that tukinem has released another

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