Alwa's Awakening - A highly anticipated NES port has finally been released via Steam, GOG and itch io

We've recently been informed through Twitter, that Elden Pixels Battle of Olympus and Solstice retro inspired PC platformer of ' Alwa's Awakening '; a game which was released on Steam back in 2017, has finally been released as a fully fledged NES port through GOG, Steam and GOG. For those of you who don't remember this fine game, you play as Zoe, a heroine sent from another world to bring peace to the land of Alwa. You must use your magical staff against lots of strange creatures and big bosses through many different themed rooms.

Circles - An addictive Rhythm based 4kb game for the Commodore 64 by James

Today we've been swamped with news, and as I'm now overwhelmed and need a writers break, I thought it would be best to give a final shout out for this awesome yet simplistic little game called 'Circles' by James. What makes this game different from all the other ones we've featured this week, as in this game not only do you get swarmed by tiny dots, but as your fire power increases, so does the beat! Yes this game is a Rhythm based shooter and it's a lot of fun all squeezed into 4kb!

Bring back more bones 4k - A rather small yet unique Dungeon Crawler for the C64 by Commocore

Another heads up for you all fine folk, as if you're a fan of the Dungeon Crawler genre, with games such as Eye of the Beholder or Dungeon Master, then it might be worth your time checking out Commocore's latest release of Bring back more bones 4k; a rather quick and spontaneous sequel to the creators Bring back my bones 4k. A game which was originally created for Reset64 Craptastic 4k game competition and released today with an extra creature in the level that is the CEMETERY.

Devil's Temple : Son of the Kung-Fu Re-Master - Upcoming Amiga OCS/AGA Kung Fu spin off sounds awesome

If you've been following all of our news stories in regards Geezer Games 'Devil's Temple - Son of the Kung-Fu Master'; which is an unofficial spin off from the 1980's classic game 'Kung Fu'. Then you may be interested to know as thanks to another heads up by our good friend Per Ola Eriksson, we've just been told the game got a brand new teaser! A teaser which doesn't just show the game in action, but also the music contained within the game by H0ffman and No.9!

Red Planet CPC - An amazing looking game released for your Amstrad CPC

This year has just been fantastic for the Amstrad CPC with a ton of Amstrad homebrew games to spoil us, but even though we had all these games such as Blinky's Scary School for the Amstrad Plus and GX4000, we haven't finished with the Amstrad just yet. As thanks to XeNoMoRPH contacting us yesterday, we've been told of an amazing looking game that has been released for the Amstrad CPC called 'Red Planet CPC'; A graphically impressive game that can be downloaded below thanks to PlayonRetro.

Marble Boy - An Arcade C64 homage to Marble Madness and Buggy Boy by Roman Werner

Another game to add to a long list of C64 titles we've seen this year already, as we've recently been told by a good friend of ours via Facebook, that Roman Werner has released a brand new Commodore 64 game of 'Marble Boy ' through itch io. A game which isn't just an Arcade homage to Marble Madness, but also Buggy Boy in which you need to roll a ball around each of the many levels while collecting all of the pennants/banners in a given order. 

Metal Slug gets a beta port for the Sega Mega Drive and Atari STE

I can say for sure there's probably not many of you that haven't heard of 'Metal Slug', a game in a series of games that are well known in the community, going back to the days of the Neo Geo system. This game has plenty of humor, while remaining action packed throughout. In fact it was so much fun and still is, that a fan by the name of masteries had developed a Metal Slug port for the Atari STE and a new port for the Sega Mega Drive; an in development action blaster that runs at a rather smooth 50 frames per second with very few slowdowns!

POING Ultra - A wacky PONG game makes its appearance on the C64!

In the 1970's Bushnell and another guy called Alcorn released a Pong prototype at a local bar named Andy Capp's Tavern, yet it wasn't until 1975 and through a long history that Pong actually appeared in our homes, and on my very own Atari 2600. Thankfully others see Pong as a truely great game for its time and still loved to this day, as fast forward to the here and now, and Richard Bayliss and Martin Piper have released a C64 Pong style game called ' 'POING Ultra '; A wacky PONG game that looks like it's a ton of fun!

Cacorm - Another enjoyable 8bit game appears from Inufuto ( Amstrad, C64, Plus/4 and more! )

If you have a Commodore 64 or any of the other systems listed on the main website and looking for another fun game to play through this week, then thanks to another heads up from our good friend Saberman, we've been told that Inufuto who is behind games such as ASCEND, has released a new game for systems such as the Amstrad, MSX, C64, Plus 4 and ZX Spectrum called 'Cacorm'; A challenging Arcade game in which you need to surround each of the stars in a Tron like way to complete the stage. To coincide with this news, Saberman has also done a view of the new game below.

Petaxian Preview 2 - A new take on an Arcade classic based on PETSCII graphics

Galaga has appeared on Indie Retro News a few times over the years, especially as it is one particular Arcade classic that homebrew developers love making clones of with special effects and bonus power ups added. Well here we are with another Galaga feature, but unlike the excellent Arcade port released by Arlasoft not long ago, this one is called Petaxian; a game which is basically Galaga and Galaxian but based on PETSCII graphics developed by Borgar.

Bufonada - This upcoming ZX Spectrum game by Roolandoo looks a ton of fun!

Over the years we've featured a number of enjoyable games from Roolandoo, with games being mentioned such as S.O.L.O, Lareliquia and even La Reliquia. Well here we are with another game announcement from Roolandoo, as at some point very soon he is going to release a brand new ZX Spectrum game called 'Bufonada'; A rather atmospheric game that seems to be about a Jester and his goat! To coincide with this news, you can see the latest developments in the twitter footage below.

2005 Mobile game 'Doom RPG' has been port reversed to the PC and it looks pretty damn cool!

I've always had a soft spot for mobile phone games, certainly Redshift's 'The Quest' was appealing with its Dungeon Crawling aesthetics fighting disgusting creatures and finding lost treasures. Well here we are with another special announcement, as if any of you remember the 2005 mobile phone game of 'Doom RPG'; a game developed by Fountainhead Entertainment and published by JAMDAT Mobile combining the Doom first-person shooter franchise with role-playing video game elements. Then as of today you can try the reverse engineered version of the game which is fully playable on your PC!

Dread - WIP Doom clone on the Amiga 500 & Atari ST gets a BIG Map remake via Tsak!

We've been featuring the upcoming Doom clone of 'Dread' for some time now, as with every new update, the Amiga 500 and Atari ST version just keeps on getting better and better. Well if you're looking for some more Amiga news on this upcoming game, then we have just been contacted by Saberman via Facebook, that he has told us that the in-development project by KK/Altair has been teased with a brand new look at the overhauled map remake by none other than Tsak!

Bomb Jack - A brilliant version of a classic developed by ManuFerHi for the N-GO and ZX Spectrum Next

I can still remember in the late 80's on my Amstrad CPC 464 playing the brilliant Arcade port ' Bomb Jack '. It is a game that required you the player to high jump and float about getting rid of all the bombs on the screen before they are used to blow up historic places of interest, which is made more difficult by the enemies on screen. Thankfully if you too remember this game and have a ZX Spectrum Next or N-GO, you'll be pleased to know that as of just recently you can download this classic, which has been made with Nextbuild and ZX Basic Boriel by ManuFerHi.

Flying Shark 2022 - A Flying Shark remake for the Commodore Amiga gets another test build!

It was only just the other day that we gave you the heads up that the 1987 Arcade game of 'Flying Shark' was being remade for the Amiga by none other than Magnus T together with JMD. Well if you were hoping for more news on this Arcade like version of the game, which was originally developed by Toaplan and released on the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Nintendo Entertainment System, X68000 and ZX Spectrum. Then as of today you can download a brand new build to play test and give your thoughts!