Micro Mages - A new NES game is coming to a Kickstarter near you ;)


Once again we've found more top quality updates through our twitter feed as thanks to Gamesweekberlin we've learnt of a brand new game coming to the NES called 'Micro Mages' by Morphcat Games. This game is going to be a jump and run platformer that will allow up to four players at the same time when it's hopefully released in the near future.

Zzap! 64 Annual 2019 Kickstarter will launch this Friday 27th April


It wasn't too long ago we were banging on about The Crash Annual 2018; a glorious book of goodness from Chris Wilkins as a revival of the classic ZX Spectrum Crash magazine, wrapped up in the guise of a Christmas annual. Well it looks as if the C64 is about to get in on the action, as Chris Wilkins has launched the official video for the upcoming Kickstarter for the ZZap! 64 Annual 2019 which is launching 8am on the 27th April 2018!

Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death - In development NES version of a great game previewed


As many of you were aware Collector Vision Games had released a great game called Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death for the SNES in which you play as Sydney trapped inside an ancient volcanic cavern and the aim to survive and win your freedom. Well if you don't have a SNES and instead have an NES you'll be pleased to know Electric Games who is developing the game mechanics has shown the latest Development Update for the NES version.

Buzzsaw - Cronosoft releases a great cassette to commemorate the ZX Spectrum 36th Birthday!


This week just gets better and better as after already mentioning Komplex City, an unreleased ZX Spectrum game, and ROVR a new ZX Spectrum game from ancient Egypt, we are pleased to announce as thanks to a heads up by our friends on Twitter. Cronosoft has released Buzzsaw; a brilliant game from 2011 that is now available on cassette to commemorate the ZX Spectrum 36th Birthday!

ROVR - A new ZX Spectrum game from ancient Egypt


Moving away from emails and looking towards Twitter, we were recently tagged by RetroVideoGamer in regards a new game called ROVR - Remote Operated Vehicle Recovery, which has since been released via thespectrumshow. Featuring the music(128k) of Alone Coder implemented by David Saphier, this game was created by Paul Jenkinson with a story of vast treasure hunting as part of an exclusive team sent into the deserts of ancient Egypt.

RetroGameDev Platform Game Preview - Another Tutorial game from RetroGameDev


Another tutorial game to grace our screens by Retro Game Dev and trainered by Laxity is a rather cute little tutorial platformer called RetroGameDev Platform Game Preview. Now just like the first game we mentioned, this one is of course a platformer as a show case for game development in Derek Morris's book Retro Game Dev, which helps you learn how to create games for the C64.

RetroGameDev Space Shooter Preview - Lets get blasting in this C64 game!


Once again we look towards Saberman for some of our updates as we've also been told of a C64 game preview that has since been trainered by Laxity. Titled as ' RetroGameDev Space Shooter Preview ', this tutorial game was apparently released via a book and gave readers the opportunity to extended it and make it better than the provided tutorial. Contained within is the tutorial version and a reader extended version.

Komplex City - An unreleased ZX Spectrum game makes an appearance!


It's the start of the week and already the news is coming thick and fast as we've recently been contacted by our good friend Saberman of a ZX Spectrum game that has been lost and found called 'Komplex City', which according to planetasinclair would be the sequel to Komplex; a medium-sized Legend shoot'em'up, which became known primarily for the excellent adventure Valhalla!

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos NES Enhancement


Bit of a short news update, as it's very late but seeing as it is too good to miss, Romhacking recently announced the release of the Ninja Gaiden II: HD Graphics Pack, which is an enhancement for the NES version of Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos. This game was released way back in the early 90's as the second installment in the Ninja Gaiden trilogy. This release graphically enhances the game by porting the graphics from Ninja Gaiden Trilogy for use with the NES version of the game and its 8-bit audio.

Pacman Preview - A possible work in progress C64 Arcade Conversion?


Throughout the years there have been many Pac-Man games mentioned on Indie Retro News, from the Pac-Man Xtreme romhack, to Jr. Pac-Man on the Intellivision and even a Pac-Man game on the Pico-8, which all vary in style to the 1980's hit classic that can still be found today sitting as a port beside an Atari 2600 ( or if you're lucky an original Arcade machine ). Well C64 owners are about to get in on the action *hopefully* as Laxity have teased a Pacman Preview, which is being worked on by Andy Walker.