TOKI - Radastan ‏teases ZX Spectrum version of an Arcade classic


Toki was and still is an awesome arcade shooter platformer that was released way back in 1989 by a designer by the name of Akira Sakuma for many different systems such as the NES, Sega Mega Drive, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Amiga and Commodore 64. In it you played as an enhanced Ape transformed from a Human that could shoot energy balls from his mouth defeating strange creatures and finally defeat an evil Wizard. If you remember this truly great game, you'll be pleased to know Radastan has teased a ZX Spectrum version that may be coming via the ZX Dev MIA & Remakes compo at some point this year.

Hibernated 1 - This Place is Death - Text based adventure for multiple retro systems inc Amiga/Atari ST


Text Adventures were many of our first forays into video gaming. Similar to the Adventure stories we would get as books each adventure was usually a unique, and fulfilling story combined with puzzles, traps, loot, and enemies. The latest release by Stefan Vogt is one such classic text based adventure game and although it is a sci-fi adventure known as Hibernated 1: This Place is Death, it will still feel right at home for anyone who likes entering text based commands such as EXAMINE BODY, CHECK CORPSE, INSPECT DEAD!

Is this a work in progress modern version of H.E.R.O?


Gamers of the 1980's will remember a fantastic game called ' H.E.R.O' which was released for the Atari 800/2600, ColecoVision, C64, C128, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It was a classic game which puts you in control of Roderrick Hero, on a mission to search the cave system for the trapped miners of Mount Leone. Well if you do remember it and are still waiting for Retrofan's upcoming H.E.R.O 2 (c64), you might be pleased to know a possible HD inspired version of the game has cropped up on Facebook.

One Day for Revenge - Top down shooter splattered with lots of bloody pixelated body parts!


Checking through our emails we were contacted by Jl Apps regarding his new game that has launched on Steam which features lots of body parts being splattered across the screen in some pretty violent ways. Titled as ' One Day for Revenge ', this game is a bloody indie shooter with a view from above and puts you in control of a man on revenge after his pregnant wife is hit by a car, the offender isn't caught and the police don't seem to give a damn!

Mary Skelter: Nightmares - Dark fairy tale-themed Japanese dungeon crawler


When I think of dungeon crawlers I think of the classic kind, the ones like Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore. Basically mighty knights and mages fighting against the undead or rats! Well to my surprise there's one game that peaked my interest and is not my usual style of game, is the Japanese dungeon crawler ' Mary Skelter: Nightmares '. A new game on GOG and Steam as a dark fairy tale crawler set in a mysterious tower inspired by twisted fairy tales.

Coco Banana - In development Amiga platformer requires an Amiga 1200


Even more gaming news to get through today as we've been informed that 'Coco Banana ', which is in development by AMITEN SOFTWARE for the Amiga, has since been shown off again but this time with a new screenshot and detailed gaming info. A game that had its recent appearance on Indie Retro News, is a platformer using AMOS software, and the main developer behind it is Johnny Acevedo

Grelox - Action platformer with a retro vibe gets another tease


Not long ago we gave a hearty mention to Sunteam's WIP action platformer of ' Grelox ', which looked like a mix of an old DOS game with the flavour of a NES title, but turned out to be an upcoming PC game using a non limited Master System palette to give it that authentic feel. Thankfully the game is still progressing well as of this week the team behind the game has released a new video show casting updated levels and enemies.

EXIT PLAN Z II EX (expanded edition) - Updated zombie escape rougelike for Vic-20


In February of this year Ryan Liston released ' EXIT PLAN Z II ' for the Commodore Vic-20, a game in which you play as a news reporter for ChannelZ trapped in the local T.V Station against a horde of Zombies, with the only way out a rescue chopper sent to save you from the nearby military base. That same game requiring you to get out alive has since been upgraded to an expanded edition with new features such as a title screen, menu, difficulty setting, animated zombies and optional joystick controls.

Carpathian Night - A Retro Tribute to Horror Platformers - Demo now Available


A demo is now available for Carpathian Night by Tezcatek for Windows and MacOSX platforms. A retro side-scrolling action game in the vein of Castlevania/Dracula X games, it features gorgeous 8-Bit pixel graphics and a fantastic NES style chiptune soundtrack.

Dead Man Shooting - A Retro Side Scrolling CGA Game for Windows


Dead Man Shooting is a fast-paced action game with small roguelike elements, and Metal Slug inspired controls, developed for the 2017 Itch.io CGA Jam. Created by MontyDrake, it now has an official final release for Windows.