Hell Tank - A chaotic blaster for the ZX Spectrum 128k by Fransouls

With the amount of awesome games we've featured this month you'd think I'd take a break, but not so! As thanks to another heads up by a good friend of ours, we've been told that Fransouls has released on itch io the rather chaotic shooter game of 'Hell Tank' for the ZX Spectrum. A game in which playing as the Hell Tank, you must blast away enemy forces such as Helicopters, Sea based transport, and even the odd flying bomber through 25 levels! To coincide with this news, provided below is a video of the game by Saberman.

Phoenix - 1980's Arcade game by Taito for the Amiga via JOTD!

JOTD has created some amazing conversions/ports over the years, games such as Moon Patrol, Donkey Kong, Tetris 1200 (AGA), Super Bagman, Karate Champ, Galaxian500 and our personal favorite Super Xevious. Well if you're looking for another top quality Arcade to Amiga release for the Commodore Amiga, then look no further than Phoenix 500: A 1980's Arcade fixed-screen shooter by Taito, with a later release in 1983 for the Atari 2600.

Dreadnought Assault - Check out this rather awesome looking WIP scrolling shoot 'em up for the Atari 7800!

Not content with all the awesome news we've had so far this week, then how about this news story that's just been sent to us by our good friend Liqmatrix. It's the work in progress game of 'Dreadnought Assault' by kiwilove and playsoft. A rather awesome looking WIP scrolling shoot 'em up for the Atari 7800, which can be downloaded and played right now. To coincide with this news story, if you don't have an emulator installed or an Atari 7800 however, you could can at least check out the footage of this work in progress game below.

2005 Mobile game 'Doom RPG' comes over to the Amiga 1200 and above

Here we are with another special announcement, as if any of you remember the 2005 mobile phone game of 'Doom RPG'; a game developed by Fountainhead Entertainment combining the Doom first-person shooter franchise with role-playing video game elements. Then as of today you'll be able to play the first version of Szilárd Biró/BSzili's port of Doom RPG on your Amiga! Although going by some of the replies on the EAB forums, there's a few issues that may need ironing out.

Prince of Persia has been converted over to the Commodore Vic-20 and it's well worth a play!

Another interesting story for you all, as we have just been told by VIPER's Retrogame videos, that the all time classic platformer of 'Prince of Persia'; a game which was released for many different systems back in 1989 by Broderbund. As well as a more recent homebrew port for both the Atari XL/XE and Sega Mega Drive. Has been converted over to the Commodore Vic-20 by Pedro Bermejo! As in the words of Viper "Released in 2024, a conversion of the game for the fully expanded VIC-20 (+35k, PAL only), inspired by the ZX Spectrum version, albeit with some differences".

Turrican - An all time classic game gets another tease for the MSX1 by TheGeps!

If you've been following of all our articles in relation to the work in progress Turrican for the MSX by TheGeps, Bitcaffe and Toni Galvez, then you'll be pleased to know that as of today, the team behind the game have provided some new work in progress footage. For those of you that haven't heard of this all time classic before. Turrican was originally released in 1990 by Rainbow Arts and programmed by Manfred Trenz with an incredible soundtrack by Chris Huelsbeck. The game featured great shooting action, powerful weaponry and amazing game play that is still loved to this day.

Genesis - A rather cool Arcade Shoot 'em up for the ZX Spectrum by Retroworks

Retroworks are a group of very talented European programmers who make some excellent games for some of our favourite retro computers including the Spectrum, Msx and Amstrad cpc. The Arcade Shoot 'em up 'Genesis' for the ZX Spectrum 128k is certainly no exception! A game which sees you traversing lots of challenging levels, while blasting away many waves of enemies, and even an end of level boss. To coincide with this news, Saberman has provided a video of the game which was released some time ago... Just not featured here until today.

The 8-Bit Wars - A new game from Luca Bordoni and team for the ZX Spectrum

Thanks to Saberman contacting us this afternoon through Facebook, we've been told that Luca Bordoni and team has released the arcade ZX Spectrum game of 'The 8-Bit Wars'. A game in which you play as the adventurer Bob Smith, on a personal mission to to put a stop to the evil computer bugs that have raided the Galactic Computer Museum. To coincide with this news, we've also got another screenshot and gameplay footage of The 8-Bit Wars below. 

Flying Shark - WIP Flying Shark remake for the Commodore Amiga 500 gets a new demo

Another Commodore Amiga news story has appeared in our inbox, as we've recently found out through the EAB forums, that the previously announced game of Flying Shark. A new Arcade to Amiga remake by Magnus T together with JMD and John Tsakiris(GFX). Has recently been teased with a new one level demo that you can download and play right now. To coincide with this news, Saberman has not only provided a link to the demo, but he's also done a video of the game being played below.

Grind - A first person shooter for Amiga 500, made with the amazing Dread-Engine! [New Update]

If you're looking for more gaming news on this upcoming first person shooter of 'Dread' for the Commodore Amiga 500 and above. Then we have just been informed through the EAB forums by Tsak. That not only does this work in progress game have 2 brand new tracks (Menus and in-game), but there's been several exciting milestones completed through development, and new screenshots and animated gifs that have been shown for this Doom-like experience!

Trucho - Lets go fishing in this new MSX game from KAMINO!

Something for everyone this week and it continues with the latest digital and physical release of the Arcade Fishing game of ' Trucho ' by KAMINO. A new MSX game that sends you off to the rod fishing paradise of Pescatore Island. An island where you can enjoy three fishing modes without leaving the comfort of your home. To coincide with this news, not only can you play the game on your MSX but visiting the itch io website below, you can even play it via your browser right now!

Timo's Castle - A nostalgic Journey Back to Childhood Gaming on the C64 by Pixelbrei Games with publishing by Bitmap Soft (1st May)

Pixelbrei Games with publishing by Bitmap Soft, will be releasing as of May 1st 'Timo's Castle' for the C64. As in the words of the website "In a nostalgic homage to the golden era of gaming, a team of passionate developers spanning from Switzerland and Germany proudly announces the upcoming release of Timo's Castle. A homage to the beloved classic Henry's House by Chris Murray, originally launched in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and Atari XE/XL".

Cats 'n Critters - A new family friendly game for the C64 by NellyByte Software

If you are looking for a family friendly game with cats as the main characters, and can be played by one to two players , then you might like this latest Commodore 64 game from NellyByte Software called ' Cats 'n Critters ' : A game in which you play as Maple and Button, and must rid your garden of menacing critters that have invaded your home. To coincide with this news, Saberman has sent us some gameplay footage.

Kazik in the Underworld of Tema - Kazik and the Ghosts enhanced comes to the C64

We have just found out through Saberman that there has been a new release of a game called 'Kazik in the Underworld of Tema'. Although details are sparse about the game, all we can tell is not only does it look like Roland on the Ropes, but it seems to be an enhanced version of a game known as KAZIK AND THE GHOSTS. A game which was released for the COMMODORE 16 and PLUS/4 in 1986. Although I was unsure what to write up about this one, thankfully the video provided by Saberman made the game worth writing up.

Kondi Krush - Candy Crush comes to the Commodore Amiga, C64 and Plus/4

We've featured a number of great match'up games on Indie Retro News, games such as The Return of Traxtor and Vegetables Deluxe to name but a few. But now after searching the very depths of the gaming scene, we've found out that the 2012 game of 'Candy Crush', which was released by King for modern systems. Has been converted over to the Commodore Amiga as well as the C64 and Plus/4 by AnyStone and team with the name of 'Kondi Krush'. To coincide with this news, we've got some footage of the Amiga version provided by Saberman.