Here we are again with another Christmas and what a year it has been, full of incredible indie games, new homebrews, and lots of retro specials that have amazed even our own writers! From C64 games such as Frostbite, Chopper Command, Endless Forms Most Beautiful 64, and Robots Rumble, to mind blowing Amiga games such as Black Dawn Rebirth, Rygar AGA, R.E.R.O, and even RESHOOT R.
But let's not forget the Amstrad either, as 2019 for this system has been incredible. We were blown away with the CPCRetroDev competition playing games like Miss Input, Ludic Break the Loop, and Epimeteo. But what really blew away was with the final release of the Amstrad CPC version of Pinball Dreams CPC. An incredible game that pushed the Amstrad CPC to its full potential, and a highlight of 2019. No ZX Spectrum ports here :)
On the topic of the ZX Spectrum, the community was certainly no slouch for this system either. In actual fact the ZX Spectrum saw many incredible games announced through 2019, especially with games like Astro Blaster, Drift, Valley of Rains, Nixy and the Seeds of Doom, Sc0tb0t, and of course my personal favourite Aliens Neoplasma.
And now putting the core retro games aside including all the amazing Atari XL/XE, BBC Micro and MSX games we've been shouting about every month, but we also have to give thanks to the indie game community. Sometimes it isn't all about loading up an emulator, but we like to load up Steam or other such gaming library and have a quick blast on the PC that doesn't have anything to do with the tediousness of Battlefield V. Games such as Haunted Lands, Ghosts 'N Demons, Cathedral, Max Downforce and Ion Fury to name but some of the ones we've enjoyed in 2019!
Sufficed to say I could on and on about every game we've ever posted about this year, the games Florinthedwarf, Hayesmaker, Cola Powered Gamer, DarkwyndPT, Novabug, Thermoptic or Saberman has reviewed. But apart from some of the games yet to be complete this year, 2019 is going to be a really hard year to beat. So I'll end this by saying I hope you have enjoyed everything Indie Retro News has done this year and not only thanks to all of our fans and twitch streamers for giving us a hearty mention, but a massive thanks to everyone that has sent us news, commented to our articles, been our patreons, or have returned to the site again and again for the very best in retro gaming updates.
Thank you everyone, I really do hope you have an incredible Christmas and New Year!