H.E.R.O Returns - A new take on the classic H.E.R.O game comes to the ZX Spectrum

Sometime back we mentioned the classic game of H.E.R.O, which was first released way back in the 1980's for the Atari 800/2600, ColecoVision, C64, C128, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Was not only being overhauled for the C64 but was also coming to modern systems as an inspired game called 'Bobby Bombastic'. Well if you've given up waiting for those games but still want some H.E.R.O platforming fun, you might be interested in playing the latest game from gusmanb called H.E.R.O Returns.

Batboy - Na Na Na Na BatBoy,a new game for your ZX Spectrum!

We've had loads of ZX Spectrum games these last few weeks, from Last Train to Tranz-Central, to Coloco and even Road Trippin. But one game that has caught our attention mixing it up with a Gameboy style running on the ZX Spectrum, is Antonio J. Pérez's new ZX Spectrum game of 'Batboy'; a game that was developed using not just the Mojon Twins MK1 engine, but Sergio thEpOpE's FX utility, TZX Turbo Loading by Javier Peña and SevenUp, WYZTracker, ZX-Paintbrush.

Tiny Bobble - An Arcade quality port of Bubble Bobble, gets an Amiga beta (HOT NEWS!)

As we said before, one of the most played games of all time. Bubble Bobble has infuriated and thrilled us in equal measure on our home computers since its release around the year of 1987 to 1989. Its appeal captures all age groups, and the fun is doubled with a brother, sister or friend to play in two player mode. So why is this game getting another mention on IRN? Well glorious news has appeared in our inbox, as today Pink with Fade1 has just released the first BETA of the upcoming Amiga remaster of Bubble Bobble called 'Tiny Bobble".

A new Amiga game is being developed and it looks fun!

Another heads up today, as thanks to Per Ola and an update from the developer in the RedPill Game Creator group, we've been told Third_Knight aka Czorny, is working on a brand new Amiga game that is being developed using the RedPill Software. Although the game doesn't yet have a title, the creator has released a video update showing an early glimpse of the game while it is still at a work in progress state.

Jet Set Willy - Classic Jet Set Willy as an inspiration is coming to the NES

Now here's a game I think most of our readers would have played or heard of throughout the years, is Jet Set Willy. A highly enjoyable yet difficult platform game originally written by Matthew Smith and published by Software Projects for many home computers such as the ZX Spectrum in 1984. If you remember this game and have a NES, you'll be overjoyed to learn that sdm2 is working on a NES inspiration which is coming to your classic retro console at some point in the near future.

Quest For Glory I - A classic Sierra Fantasy Adventure gets a DarkwyndPT review

For part of an Adventure Sierra retrospective, I decided to do something different. Instead of reviewing another typical graphic adventure, I decided to review a mix of two of my favourite genres (graphic adventure and RPG): Quest for Glory (originally known as Hero’s Quest). Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero is a RPG/graphic adventure originally released in 1989 for DOS, a year later for Atari ST and Amiga and in 1991 for the PC-98.

BoxyMoxy - A High quality C64 puzzle game has been published by RGCD

Although I'm not usually a fan of puzzle games, even though I do feature them on occasion. We've just found out from RGCD via their own Facebook group, that they have finally published the high quality puzzle game for the C64 called BoxyMoxy. This game according to Antonio Savona who had also worked on L’abbaye Des Morts, Planet Golf and Chopper Command, has said that he has coded coded the game with Lobo and Aldo Chiummo, and the game features full on unforgiving puzzle gameplay!

The Pit - An enjoyable Boulder Dash Plus/4 clone from the same creator behind Icicle Works (Doug Turner)

Once again another retro heads up from Saberman, as we've just been told that Doug Turner
with music by C., Luca (Luca) and Mike (MIK), has released the Boulder Dash clone of 'The Pit' for the Commodore Plus/4. This game available to download below, is an enhanced project development from an original game by the same creator behind Icicle Works; an enjoyable game that was released way back in 1985 for the same system.

Last Train to Tranz-Central - Ride the Trains in this new ZX Spectrum game by Quantum Sheep

Day 4 of the heatwave and the first game to be mentioned on Indie Retro News, is Quantum Sheep's double part ZX Spectrum game of ' Last Train to Tranz-Central '. This game available as a two part download, with part 1 being free and part 2 priced at 1.99. Is a game in which you play as Maurice The Space Cowboy, and must stop AI's gone rouge that are sending far off Space Trains hurtling into Planets and killing much of the population.

Tiny Bobble - An Arcade quality port of Bubble Bobble is coming to the Amiga!

One of the most played games of all time. Bubble Bobble has infuriated and thrilled us in equal measure on our home computers since its release around the year of 1987 to 1989. Its appeal captures all age groups, and the fun is doubled with a brother, sister or friend to play in two player mode. And today many of us with a Commodore Amiga might be excited with this news, as thanks to a heads up by Per Ola, we've been told a remastered version will be coming to the Amiga called 'Tiny Bobble'.

Bad Moon Rising - A brand new game via psytronik is coming to the C64

Sadly there wont be much writing done today and through the weekend, as the weather is way too hot and the humidity is too much giving us sleepless nights. But still, seeing as we don't want to miss out on the really good stuff, we've just been told via Facebook, that Psytronik will be releasing a brand new game for the C64 called Bad Moon Rising; a game that looks to be multi genre, featuring both Shoot em up and platforming action.

MW ULTRA - Covert Bitops creators of Hessian announces a great C64 release published by ProtoVision

In 2016 Covert Bitops released the brilliant action adventure game of ' Hessian ' for the C64; a game in which we said could've been the game of the year, spanning over 667 screens with high detail, challenging situations and enemies with skilled AI that must either be avoided or shot at. Fast forward to this week however and the same team behind that game has recently announced the release of their eagerly waited game of MW ULTRA; A reinterpretation / reboot of the first Metal Warrior game utilising the full potential of the C64!