Final Fight Enhanced - An enhanced Amiga AGA/ECS version of a classic Beat 'em up from 1991 (New build available)

Thanks to another heads up from a good friend of ours, we've been told that Prototron and team, have released an updated build of the previously released enhanced version of the 1991 US GOLD published Beat 'em up of 'Final Fight' for the Amiga; A game that when it was originally released back in the 90's, was regarded as either a failure, or just a pretty terrible game suffering the same fate as the Street Fighter II Amiga port ". To coincide with this news, provided below is the latest footage of this incredible looking enhanced version of Final Fight.

The Heart of Salamanderland - Another fabulous Amstrad game has appeared, and it's by Juan J. Martínez (Reidrac)!

Thanks to a heads up by both XeNoMoRPH and Juan J. Martínez (Reidrac), we've been told that if you head on over to the link provided below, you can check out Reidrac's high quality action platformer for the Amstrad CPC, called 'The Heart of Salamanderland'. A game which was created by the same developer behind other great games such as Brick Rick, Magica and our personal favourite The Dawn of Kernel. To coincide with this news, you can check out the latest footage from Xeno below.

OutRun Arcade - A vastly superior version of a classic racer could be coming to an Amiga near you via Reassembler

In 1986 Sega released one of the greatest racers of our time, it just had to be Out Run. An Arcade racer designed by Yu Suzuki, that was not only a commercial success, but became one of the best selling games of its time. A game that featured incredible graphics, fantastic music and fast paced track racing. Thankfully other people remember this Arcade classic, as we've recently found out via Per-Ola Eriksson, that reassembler is working on a vastly superior version of Outrun for the Commodore Amiga. A version of the game which he hopes to put right "one of the nastiest Amiga arcade ports".

PETSCII Wizard of Wor - A classic Arcade game in PETSCII is coming to the Commodore Plus/4, C64 and CBM PET

Commodore owners are going to love this news story that we've just come across on Facebook. As if you remember playing and hopefully enjoying the 1980's Arcade game of Wizard of Wor, which also appeared on the Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade and C64. Then at some point soon, Kornél Kolma together with Csabo will be releasing PETSCII Wizard of Wor for the Commodore Plus/4 as well as the Commodore 64 and CBM PET. While details are sparse about this version of the game, there's a little bit more details from the creator as well as a video provided below.

King and Balloon - A 1:1 arcade port teased for the Commodore Amiga 500 (beta v.092 now available)

I thought it would be best to give another shout out for this addictive yet simplistic little game called 'King and Balloon' by RMJ & JoeJoe. A 1:1 arcade port of Namco's 1980 game for the Commodore Amiga, which was written in 68k assembler and based on the original Z80 code! To coincide with this news, not only do we have a new screenshot of the game to show you, but Saberman has done a video of the current build of the game which is at version 0.92 Beta.

Knightmare - If you remember the 1980's hit TV show, you may just like this upcoming ZX Spectrum version!

As a Kid I used to love watching the 1980s TV show Knightmare, a show in which children had to not only guide a friend wearing a "Helmet of Justice" – a headpiece that blocks their field of vision. But this had to be done through a very creepy medieval environment, using their wits to overcome puzzles, obstacles and the unusual characters they meet along the journey. Well this TV show that spawned a number of computer games such as those released on the Amstrad and ZX Spectrum, will hopefully be getting a much deserved and more enjoyable Knightmare inspiration for the ZX Spectrum. A new version of the game by Sausageware Games with publishing by BitmapSoft.

Broken Mirror - A adventure horror for the C64 that looks rather interesting! [UPDATE]

Something different for today on Indie Retro News, as looking through the CSdb site for something interesting to write up, and we've come across rather cool looking adventure horror game called 'Broken Mirror' by Tommie Hansmar with music by 4Gente Zeus Zardax. Although it's just a preview, and unsure if it will be turned into a full game however. If you enjoy games such as Shadowgate, then it might be worth checking out this rather nice C64 homebrew which is being shown in the footage provided by Saberman.

AlienMSX - A nod to "Alien" for the MSX by Rodrigo Siqueira

Although I was late with this news ( I have bad back ), I thought it worth mentioning Rodrigo Siqueira's latest MSX based platformer of ' AlienMSX ' which was entered into the MSXdev24 competition. A game that tasks players with completing three missions and escaping the alien infested planet. The game stages are inspired by the script of the original movie. To coincide with this news, Saberman has provided some gameplay footage that shows some of the levels as well as the traps found within.

Galastrad - GALAGA-Like SHMUP Game for the Amstrad CPC and GX4000!

Arcade Shooters we just love 'em! From Galaga to 1942, to Xenon and even Swiv. But there's one Shoot 'em up that caught our eye this month, and that's the latest release of ' Galastrad ' for the Amstrad CPC and GX4000. As in the words of the website "GAME RELEASE AVAILABLE. GALAGA-Like SHMUP Game for the Amstrad CPC 464 / 664 / 6128 and GX4000, old-school design for memories". To coincide with this news, Saberman has provided us with a video showing some of the waves of enemies found in the game.

Mikie - An Arcade classic appears on the Atari XL/XE by Krzysztof "Vega" Góra and team

The awesome news just keeps on coming! As we've recently been contacted by a good friend of ours through Facebook, that the brilliant Arcade game of 'Mikie' by Konami, with 8bit versions by Imagine. Has been ported over the Atari XL/XE by Krzysztof "Vega" Góra, Michał "Miker" Szpilowski, and Krzysztof "Kaz" Ziembik. A game in which playing as Mikie, you must complete a secret message in all levels of the game, to be delivered to your girlfriend who is in the playground.

Princess Paloma’s Rescue - The first entry in the MSXdev24 compo by InfiniteMSX looks fabulous!

When it comes to the MSXdev competition, you are guaranteed at least one very decent game, that I'd recommend to anyone who was looking into getting into the MSXdev scene. Case and point being Lilly's Saga, which was an MSXdev22 winner for Gameplay, Graphics and Sound. Well here we are with a new competition to look forward to, and the first banger for 2024 is Princess Paloma’s Rescue for the MSX2. A very solid action platform game by InfiniteMSX, that follows the timeless tale of a hero on a quest to rescue a princess.

Jet Set Steamboat Willie - Mickey in a Jet Set Willy world, and it's great on the ZX Spectrum!

Sometime ago we featured a game called Manic Jet Set Willy, a Manic Miner / Jet Set Willy mash up for the ZX Spectrum by Norman Sword. Well fast forward to today and yet another Jet Set Willy mash up has been announced, as thanks to Saberman giving us the heads up, we've been told that Sloanysoft has released a highly enjoyable game of Jet Set Steamboat Willie. A mash up of Mickey Mouse in a Jet Set Willy world!

Impossible Mission Revised - Impossible Mission Revised for the C64, based on the AUS version.

In 1984 Dennis Caswell and published by Epyx released Impossible Mission on the C64. It was and still is an awesome game that had a variety of genres included such as platforming, adventuring and action. Oh and it also had digitized speech which can be heard when you first start the game such as the legendary words ' Another visitor, stay awhile, stay forever!'. Now thanks to a heads up by Saberman, you can play the latest revised edition, which has been released for the C64 by Gru.

Timo's Castle - A homage to Henry's Castle for the C64 by Pixelbrei Games with publishing by Bitmap Soft

Pixelbrei Games with publishing by Bitmap Soft has finally released the eagerly awaited '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 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".

Flipull+ - An enhanced and hacked version of Plotting for the Amstrad CPC Plus and GX4000

Amstrad CPC Plus and GX4000 owners might like this latest news story that's just been sent to us by AngelSanchezTWI through Twitter, as if you're looking for a new(ish) game to play right now, then it might be worth checking out SyX and RedAngel's puzzler of Flipull+; a hacked version of Plotting, that now 50 levels taken from the NES version with new background graphics, data compression and other tweaks.