Super Galax-I-Birds - A super duper C64 Shoot em up!


C64 owners do you fancy playing a rather cool shoot em up where the only goal is to get the highest score against your opponent? Well look no further than Super Galax-I-Birds! A wickedly fast shoot em up by C64 Crap Debunk, that doesn't just feature a rapid onslaught of enemy bird like creatures, but there's also a brilliant fast paced soundtrack that really suits the game being played too!

Road Avenger - LaserDisc Racer as an Amiga release by ReImagine Games gets an update


Things are slowly getting back to normal on Indie Retro News after my earlier computer failure, as we are pleased to announce ReImagine Games via Earok on the EAB forums, has released an update to the LaserDisc game 'Road Avenger ' for the Commodore Amiga. This game was announced as a first for the Amiga last year, when prior to that it was both an Arcade LaserDisc game and later ported over to the Sega CD by the original team.

The Micro Kids - A book by Gary Plowman

Micro Kids? I thought they looked small.

It seems Gary Plowman may have an obsession with Spectrums - first he wrote a book of self-penned ZX Spectrum games in his ZX Spectrum Games Code Club book, now he's back again (but this time in novel form) with another book featuring the old Speccy. Though we are treated also with other notable home micros (you should have noticed the C64 on the cover - and also the excellent pixel work of Simon Butler) here, as we are taken on a journey back to the glorious eighties when computers were real computers and the games defined many a young persons' life. Ah, memories.

Sam's Journey Coming to the NES! Exclusive Screenshots


When Knights of Bytes released Sam's Journey for the Commodore 64 back in 2017 it was a huge hit! Indie Retro News awarded Sam's Journey game of the year 2017 as this game really surpassed all our expectations, delivering us a huge epic adventure that really pushed the limitations of the C64. Despite being a home computer title, the game has very strong console vibes to it, and it plays very much like its counterparts on, for example, the NES.

Tiki Taca - Ultimate Atic Atac inspired game from Climacus and Errazking!


This week has been one of those weeks...The site computer all but keels over, the weather isn't that great and headaches are getting in the way! Oh well at least there's good news for this evening, as we've been told by Saberman that Climacus and Errazking's Atic Atac inspired remake of ' Tiki Taca ', is available to play right now on your ZX Spectrum via the ZX DEV MIA Remakes competition.

Tales of Gorluth III (Amiga) - The Third and Final Chapter gets an early demo


AMIworx are back in the news this week as they have just informed the Amiga community of a brand new early teaser demo for their upcoming Action RPG game 'Tales of Gorluth III', which is the third and final chapter in the series. Yes indeed if you loved Tales of Gorluth and AMIworx's other game ' Heroes of Gorluth ' then this game with its high quality graphics and RPG charm should not be missed.

Ryane McLaine - A new ZX Spectrum inspired game from Jetpack Jaxx dev gets a demo


As we said before it was only just last month we announced the release of a seriously cool looking ZX Spectrum inspired game called 'Jetpack Jaxx', which was not only released for the PC but also Android owners. This game having a ZX flavour, was developed by Psyshteek and as the developer rightly said was a rather cool action game that's still completely free to play. Well if you played it and wanted more, you'll be pleased learn as from this week the developer has released a demo for his latest retro inspired game Ryane McLaine!

Boulder Dash Junior II The Final Dig - An awesome C64 Boulder Dash Game!


As we love retro games so much we were most excited to learn from Saberman, that Raiders of the Lost Empire had released a Junior version of First Star Software's classic game ' Boulder Dash '. This game originally released in 1984 for more computers can we can think of with a multitude of clones and sequels, see's a child version of Rockford collecting diamonds, while also trying not to dig himself under a boulder or straight into an enemy path!

SOPHIA II - Enhanced remake of Matthew Smith's "Styx" available as version 1.01


If you were checking out Indie Retro News last Monday, you would've come across a post from us that announced the release of 'Sophia II' version 1.0 for the ZX Spectrum. This game is a sequel to the successful Sophia and a remake of Matthew Smith's 48k ZX Spectrum game "Styx" while blending gameplay from both games. Well if you enjoyed the game and want more, the developer has further announced Sophia II version 1.01 with a number of improvements.

Pinball Dreams CPC - Fantastic Amiga classic on the Amstrad CPC is nearly here!


At the end of 2016-2017 we announced the fantastic Amiga pinball game ' Pinball Dreams ' by Digital Illusions CE in 1992 had finally been made available as a preview download on the Amstrad CPC by none other than Batman Group, creators of the scene demo Batman Forever. Well here we are again as we are pleased to tell you that after much excitement and global Amstrad load ups of the brilliant preview. Batman Group as a new division for games development called "BG Games", has announced the CPC version is finished and Rhino and his team are just awaiting a license deal with Rebellion, which owns the rights for Pinball Dreams

Thalamus Lunark announcement - C64 and Spectrum Next?


Legendary C64 publishing house Thalamus have announced that they will be porting Lunark to the C64 and Spectrum Next, if the Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac versions are successfully backed on Kickstarter.

Super Toboggan Challenge - A Richard Bayliss C64 game using a new Assemble IT Update


We now look towards the C64 for our retro kicks, as this week Richard Bayliss through The New Dimension has released the fast scrolling sports game ' Super Toboggan Challenge ' for the C64! This game developed using the new Assemble IT Update, was developed as a fun example game to show off the smooth upwards and downwards scrolling that can be created using the new IT update.