Dr.Dangerous - Only a playable test version, but it looks pretty decent so far! (Amiga)

A late hour Commodore Amiga news story has just appeared, as we've recently found out through through Facebook, that HooGames2017 has made available a playable test version of his in development Amiga game 'Dr.Dangerous'. A game that has already gained positive feedback such as "Wow! From the first few seconds, you can see that it will be a standout title, character and style in abundance" and "Great character animation and very nice graphics". To coincide with this news, Saberman has provided a video of the game below.

Mischief Castle - A very enjoyable NES platformer by kn56k, gets an update!

We've recently been informed through Facebook, that kn56k has released an update to the previously released NES game of ' Mischief Castle '; a game that was first released via the itch.io Selects Spring Bundle 2024. As for why this one might be worth playing on your NES. It features simultaneous two-player cooperative gameplay, hidden collectible items, five unique levels and Bosses, varied enemies, auto-Saving after each level, 8 music tracks, and as noted by the developer "is built to play like your classic NES game. Straightforward pick-up and play gameplay".

Grind - An epic first person shooter for Amiga 500 gets another playable tease!

If you're looking for more gaming news on this upcoming first person shooter of 'Grind' for the Commodore Amiga 500 and above. Then we have just been informed through the EAB forums by Tsak and our good friend Saberman. That not only has the first ever Grind PvP binary been released, but according to the patreon announcement. It also includes a major rework of the old serial-cable PvP functionality, packed with brand new features and options, plus 2 new Arenas to play! To coincide with this news, we've got some footage of this multiplayer experience below.

Coloco - A new Amstrad CPC game by Tuxedo Games featuring The Mojon Twins Mk1 Engine

It's a Friday and you know what that means? NEW GAMES for the weekend! Yes indeed thanks to a double heads up from both Saberman and Xenomorph, we've been told that the previously released ZX Spectrum game of 'Coloco' by Tuxedo Games, is now available for the Amstrad CPC! This new title developed using the Mojon Twins Mk1 Engine, is a game in which you are on a mission to rescue those that have been stranded, as their second hand rockets have crashed in the most unpleasant of places.

METRO SIEGE - A technical preview lets you play some of the levels that are in development for the Amiga (1MB)!

What an incredible amount of Amiga news we've had this month, from the in-development game of Galaga, to the latest releases of Ninja Carnage, and our personal favourite Shift. Well here we are with another Amiga news story, as we've just been told through Facebook, that BitbeamCannon, Enable Software and JOHN TSAKIRIS, has made available 3 playable levels, with the choice of two characters via the first technical preview of 'Metro Siege'. A mind blowing new Amiga 500 brawler that's coming to an Amiga near you in the near future.

Mars Patrol - A rather nice version of Moon Patrol released for the C64

In the mid 80's the developer Irem, released the fantastically enjoyable game of' ' Moon Patrol '. A side-scrolling shooter that is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games, as you drove a buggy across a landscape, jumping over ditches and rocks while also shooting at enemies both above and in front of you. It was so popular in fact that many remember it on a multitude of home systems such as the Atari 800, 2600, C64, Vic-20, Gameboy and even the Intellivision. Well that same game of which many of us have enjoyed, has appeared on the Commodore 64 by joeyc64, as an almost Arcade like version called Mars Patrol!

Knightmare - The 1980's hit TV show, is coming to the ZX Spectrum as a super new version by Sausageware Games

Great news if you remember watching the 1980s TV show Knightmare, as we've just been informed through Twitter, that the upcoming ZX Spectrum version by Sausageware Games, will be available to purchase at some point soon through BitmapSoft. A much deserved and more enjoyable Knightmare inspiration for the ZX Spectrum, which in itself is based around a TV 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. 

Chroma Grid - 1st place winner at the Sommarhack 2024 party for the Atari ST!

Another heads up and surprisingly it's an Atari ST news story, as thanks to a good friend contacting us earlier today, we have been told that T.O.Y.S has made available their latest puzzle game of Chroma Grid. An Atari STE game which was presented by T.O.Y.S. at the Sommarhack 2024 party, and coming 1st place in the wild demo competition! To coincide with this news, you can check out the latest footage of the game which as ever can be viewed below.

Stick Man Arok Edition - Escape from the clutches of Evil in this level extended Plus/4 game from Epy and Csabo

Are you looking for another game to play on your Commodore Plus/4 then read on. As looking through the Plus/4 World website, we've come across a game we haven't featured yet called 'Stick Man Arok Edition' by Epy with music by Csabo. A new platformer in which you must escape from the clutches of the Evil Programmer. In light of this news, Saberman has provided a gameplay video showing some of the extra levels found in the game over the original which was first released in 2022 as just Stick Man.

Soltys - A DOS Polish point and click adventure game is sill coming to the Amiga (AGA)

Another interesting news story for all of our Amiga readers , as we've recently found out through Saberman, that Paweł Tukatsch together with Retronics, is still working on bringing the Polish point and click adventure game of 'Sołtys' over to the Commodore Amiga 1200. A game which was originally released by LK Avalon for MS-DOS on May 23, 1995. To coincide with this news, while we don't know when it will be released, Saberman has at least provided some early footage below.

Chopper Duel - A DOS game from 1993 gets an Amiga 1.1 update by izero79

Great news if you're looking for something different to play this evening, as thanks to the creator announcing it via itch io and via our good friend Saberman, we've been told that izero79 has released an update for the DOS to Commodore Amiga port of Chopper Duel; A game that was originally released for DOS way back in 1993 by Addict. To coincide with this news, Saberman as per usual has done a short video showing the game in action.

Drip 2 - The Sequel - Another Commodore 64 game released by Vector5 Games!

Vector5 Gamers is certainly no stranger to Indie Retro News, creating some rather enjoyable games such as Space Station 23, Laserscape, Jump Out, and our personal favorite for the festive season Santa's Workout. Well if you were hoping for some more games from this creator, then as of today you can play the newest of releases called 'Drip 2 - The Sequel'. A maze based game that in itself is based on the Amiga game by Art Skiles for the Commodore Amiga. To coincide with this news, we've got some footage of the game viewable below.

Neon World - An early Arcade shooter for the Amiga by cobour, with a new July build

Thanks to Saberman contacting us just moments ago through Facebook, he has told us that Cobour has made available another test build of his in progress Shoot-em-up hobby-project for the Amiga called 'Neon World'. A game that when finished, is likely to feature difficult areas to traverse, multiple enemy types, great tunes by Krzysztof Odachowski and so much more. To coincide with this news, you can see the latest footage of this work in progress game also provided by Saberman below.

RandomPac - A great tribute to Pac-Man, an arcade game first released by Namco in 1980

More great news this week as looking through the itch io website, we've found out that LC-Games has released the latest game of RandomPac for the Commodore 64. A game that isn't just a tribute to Pac-Man, an arcade game released by Namco in 1980. But this version of the game has procedurally generated mazes and even bonus rounds to enjoy. To coincide with this news, there's some footage of the game that can be watched below.

FreeCol - Open source colonization 1.2.0 release


A year in development since the previous build, the latest open source colonization "FreeCol" 1.2.0 is now available for download. Based on Sid Meier's Colonization (Microprose) in which the player manages the cross-Atlantic expansion of an established nation in the service of the Crown, this is an open source version which is also very similar to Civilization. Starting off with just a few colonists and looking for new lands, will you succeed for a new nation or be wiped out by the natives.