Neutron - Awesome looking C64 Shoot em up in dev by Sarah Jane Avory gets a wicked teaser!

As many of you know by now, the ex-SEGA game developer and author: Sarah Jane Avory is working on a fabulous RPG for the C64 called ' Briley Witch Chronicles ', which by all accounts isn't just a good looking game, but will have lots of interesting features that is sure to whet your appetite. Sadly this isn't an update about Briley which is still in development, but the good news is she is working on another game, which looks to be an awesome looking Shoot em up called ' Neutron '.

1942 - Browser based C64 shoot em up inspired classic

In 1984 a great shoot em up was released for the Arcade by Capcom and that game was 1942. A game in which you had to shoot down enemy planes, avoid being shot out of the sky and performed awesome rolls while collecting power ups. It was an awesome game and still is today, but the news of right now is, Bardon Boura has released a rather niftty little browser based inspired version of that Arcade/C64 classic.

ZX VGA Joy - New hardware for your Speccy! had me at 'ZX'.
If there's one thing that makes me happy, it's anything with word 'Speccy' in it. Failing that 'ZX' will give my heart a little flutter too. Adding 'Joy' to either will get me all squiffy and lead to an increased heartbeat, palm sweats and make my eyes all big. (Time to calm yourself down, Paul!) Ok, deep breaths... here we go.

Wormwood Preview - Early alpha version of a randomly generated C64 wormy platformer!

If you've got a C64 and want to play a game that's still in development, then you might be interested to know that Lemonspawn is working on a C64 randomly generated platformer called ' Wormwood ', which they also class as a 16kb classic roguelike action RPG in the spirit of games such as Diablo or nethack. In light of this news, Laxity was kind enough to make available an early preview to play that is still highly enjoyable even at this early stage.

Fruity Pete - Getting fruity with this new Atari XL/XE game!

It's time to get fruity, well not that sort of fruity. As we've just been contacted by Saberman of a new game called ' Fruity Pete ', which is now available to play for all Atari XL/XE owners. This game coded by Fandal with graphics and music by Aki, is a fun for all the family game in which you need to collect all the required fruit items across the game screen without running out of steps!

Grim Earth - 2D platform game inspired by SNES/Amiga era gameplay coming 18th April!

As you all know we feature as many different games as possible from every walk of retro gaming life. Well today is no exception! As thanks to a heads up by George Allan; solo/indie developer who used to write 16-bit games (including Zool on the Amiga, and Pitfall on the Megadrive). He has told us he will be releasing a rather unusual 2D platform/adventure game inspired by Amiga/SNES era gameplay called ' Grim Earth ', which will be released through Steam early access ' 18th April '.

Total Carnage CD32: Special Edition released by Earok

If you've got an Amiga CD32 on hand, or an Amiga Emulator installed then you'll be overjoyed with this news. As thanks to a great heads up by Per-Ola Eriksson, we've been told Earok has released the Total Carnage CD32 Special Edition; which is an enhanced edition of the 1994 game Total Carnage, featuring a decent scope of improvements such as gameplay, bombs, continues, graphical fixes and a new audio addition by JMD!

Night Knight - A new game coming to the MSX from Juan J. Martínez!

Juan J. Martínez is certainly no stranger to our website, creating amazing games such as The Dawn of Kernel, Magica, Golden Tail, Space Pest Control and Rescuing Orc to name but many of the awesome titles under his belt. But now it looks as if another game is soon to grace our retro gaming screens, as he has recently announced the MSX game of 'Night Knight' ; a platformer with a strong arcade feel that reminds him of classic MSX games from ASCII, Casio or Namco!

HOT NEWS! Super Mario Bros is coming to the C64!

Possibly the best news for today and one I really think is going to get those jaws dropping, as thanks to a heads up by Jim Farley in our C64 Facebook group, is the fact that he has told us Super Mario Brothers may be released for the C64 during this week! Funnily enough when a user way back in 2013 asked if there was ever a port of the original to the C64 and a reply of no, just a sprite hack of Giania Sisters. It came to be that a developer by the name ZeroPaige set out to make his very own C64 port as close to the Nintendo hit as possible, and one you will hopefully see any day now!

Haxor - 2D platformer with old era graphics and 8bit music gets a release

If you can't wait for Shakedown Hawaii and would rather play something action packed right now, then look no further than 'Haxor' developed by Fat Dog Games. This new release for the PC, is a 2D platformer inspired by classic games, in which the graphics look to have an old era about them with flat chip tuned 8bit music, dynamic, demanding action, and multiple worlds to keep you busy!

Shakedown Hawaii - From Retro City Rampage to this spectacular trailer announcement

Vblank Entertainment, the developer behind the action-adventure 8bit styled Grand Theft Auto parody with 80's and 90's pop culture ' Retro City Rampage ', has just announced a brand new trailer for the next line up in the franchise as ' Shakedown Hawaii '. Oh yes indeed it's time to get excited, as the anti-hero is back and he's out of retirement to once again cause complete chaos on the streets in glorious 16bit detail powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of kick ass weaponry!

Batman: The Caped Crusader DOS review by DarkwyndPT

I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to review a DC Comics licensed game (since I’ve already reviewed Marvel games). And I’m reviewing the first game ever to be released on the PC of my favourite DC superhero: Batman. Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action-adventure game developed by Special FX and published by Ocean in Europe and Data East in the US. It was originally released in 1988 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. It was re-released the following year for DOS.