Andy Green's early Christmas gift for the ZX Spectrum!


Andy Green is certainly no stranger to us or the ZX Spectrum community, as throughout all these years on this site, he has created many fantastic pieces of artwork that are used during most of the ZX Spectrum games featured on Indie Retro News. Games such as The Beast Of Torrack Moor, Mike the Guitar, and Knights to name but a few. But he doesn't just do loading screens for new games, as thanks to an early Christmas gift he has released a very special gift for all ZX Spectrum owners, of which you can find out more below..

Katana Soul - A new game prototype teased using the palette of the C64


Our old friends SEEProduction, creators of those cool beat em up's and fighting games with famous characters from other well known titles, have just tweeted via their own page of a new game prototype they are working on called ' Katana Soul '. What makes this game rather nice isn't so much it is a ninja slashing platformer, but the game shown is currently using the 16 colors of the palette of the C64.

The Shadow over Hawksmill - A dark C64 Cthulhu inspired game announced


Argus, Organism, Sizzler, and Rocky Memphis : The Legend Of Atlantis are some truly great games created by Stuart Collier, Trevor Storey and Saul Cross, and while we wait for ARCADE Daze and Age of Heroes to be finished, it looks as if another game is coming that is sure to excite many in the C64 community. Titled as 'The shadow over Hawksmill', this game announced today is a Stuart Collier and Trevor Storey's Cthulhu based horror, which will be using the Legend of Atlantis engine but with far more action

Druidarium - Action platformer for the Atari XL/XE with smooth scrolling

Title typo due to Silly Venture deadline

Zbigniew 'Saberman' Zielinski has again contacted us with more great retro gaming info, as he has told us KK has made available his action platformer 'Druidarium' for the Atari XL/XE. This game which came 2nd in the Silly Venture 2018 Atari XL/XE Game competition, puts you in control of a Druid who has woken up with a start to a once peaceful land now full of menacing bats, evil skeletons, and creepy ghosts and wraiths. It's down to you to find the scrolls and orbs, and bring back peace to the land now overtaken by evil.

L'Abbaye des Morts 64 - Exclusive first review


L’Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) 64, is the latest game from Antonio Savona and Double Sided Games. It’s actually a port of a ZX spectrum inspired mini game, written by Locamolito and released as freeware for Windows in 2010, It’s been ported to Linux, Mac OSX, Nintendo Wii / 3DS, SEGA Megadrive and in 2014 received a cassette version for ZX Spectrum. It’s also got a Dreamcast and now a C64 version on the way.

The game was recently finished for C64, with a limited run of cartridge and floppy disk versions announced for pre-order from Double Sided Games. And a cassette version will be available later from Psytonik. So far we’ve only seen work in progress screenshots and videos from the game… but Double Sided Games were kind enough to send me a fully working version of the game to review and to play on my Twitch stream. So let’s start with the review!

Starquake Amiga port from ST Finally Lands! First Look


For whatever reason, there's a whole swathe of titles that got releases on the Atari ST back in the day, but not on the Amiga. Given the platforms similarities you'd think a port would be a no brainer. indeed, many games just got simple ports from the base ST version with almost no enhancement for the Amiga version. But some games just never even got that treatment. Fortunately there have been efforts in recent years to put that right and actually make these games playable on the Amiga. This week it's the turn of Starquake to get the limelight.

Amiga CD32 Anthology Set 2 - The second of Amiga Jay's unofficial CD32 packs


It wasn't long ago now that we gave you the heads up to tell you that Amiga Jay was going to release all of his unofficial Amiga CD32 packs as a Anthology of all the best releases he has done so far packed into 4 disks per pack. Well there's good news! As fast forward to today and after already releasing the 1st big pack, Amiga Jay has now released the Amiga CD32 Anthology Set 2; a 4 CD CD32 disk of awesomeness, full of adventure games, Amiga demos, fast ram collections and a disc of commercially unreleased games!

Uwol Quest For Money - The Mojon Twins ZX Spectrum homebrew gets an Amiga release!


In 2009 The Mojon Twins with publishing rights by Ubhres Productions released the homebrew platformer of ' Uwol, Quest For Money ' for the ZX Spectrum with a much higher quality port for the Sega Genesis as well as a later version for the MSX2 by Imanok. Well just recently that same game has resurfaced but this time for the Commodore Amiga as an Amiga port by IceVAN from Purples Studios!

Fire Breath & Little Knight Arthur - Upcoming C64 games through ka-plus magazine


Don't worry C64 owners we haven't forgotten you, as just moments ago we were told through our Game Dev :RetroGaming group that ka-plus magazine will soon be publishing multiple C64 games Fire Breath, Little Knight Arthur, and Valkyrie – a SEUCK Trilogy as tape based releases, which can be pre-ordered through their website and due to be delivered before Christmas 2018.

Mister Kung Fu - Upcoming Kung Fu Master conversion via ZX-Dev-MIA-Remakes compo


With the end of the ZX-Dev-MIA-Remakes compo fast approaching, you'd think by now there wouldn't be anymore enteries, especially as some hot games are aiming for that top spot such as Old Tower, Maze Death Rally-X, Booty the Remake and even Misifu la gatita (alley cat demake). But now there's another game we should be looking forward to, and that's Mister Kung Fu; a full conversion of the 1980's side-scrolling beat 'em up game Kung Fu Master, which appeared on many different systems such as the ZX Spectrum!