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Review: “Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection” (Nintendo Switch, PS4)

Today we’re all celebrating the Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection,* a new retro compilation of all of SEGA’s Wonder Boy and Monster World games from the 80s and 90s released to mark the 35th anniversary of the series. Weird number, but who’s complaining? If you’re thinking that this review seems awfully familiar, there’s a very good reason, as ININ Games published a Wonder Boy Collection less than a

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Taito’s “The New Zealand Story” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

“Who likes to rock the party?” Publisher Hamster has announced that The NewZealand Story (aka The New Zealand Story) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, The New Zealand Story is a 2D action game where players take control of Tiki, the chief

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Physical Editions of “Ninja JaJaMaru” Collections Coming to Consoles in February

ININ Games recently confirmed that three compilations of Jaleco’s classic Ninja JaJaMaru games will be coming to the West in February, with two of them receiving physical editions from Strictly Limited (the other small-run physical video game publisher). These collections are being developed by City Connection for both Nintendo Switch and PS4, with preorders now available via the Strictly Limited

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Physical Editions of “Infinite-Beyond the Mind” Coming from Strictly Limited Games

Earlier this week, Strictly Limited Games (the other small-run physical video game publisher) opened pre-orders for limited physical editions of Infinite-Beyond the Mind for both Nintendo Switch and PS4. Developed by Emelie Coyo, Infinite-Beyond the Mind is an indie platformer that has been available for Steam PC since 2020. Here’s the official breakdown of Infinite-Beyond the Mind from Strictly Limited:

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Retro Shooter “Senjyo” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that sci-fi shoot ‘em up Senjyo is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in Japanese arcades by TEKHAN (now Koei Tecmo) in 1983, Senjyo is a vertical shoot ‘em up where players control a futuristic space tank (!) to destroy a ferocious alien menace. The

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Old School RPG “Alphadia Neo” Now on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

On Friday, KEMCO released Alphadia Neo for the PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The game was released last year for Steam PC and Xbox platforms. Developed by Exe Create, Alphadia Neo is a fantasy RPG that prides itself on its retro-inspired presentation. Here’s the official breakdown of Alphadia Neo from KEMCO, followed by a recent trailer: Alphadia Neo for PS5/PS4

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Retro-Inspired Shooter “Magma” Now Available on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

PLASMAAAAAAA! I mean, MAGMAAAAAA! Nellyvision has announced that their 2D action game Magma is now available for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Magma is a procedurally generated bullet-hell shooter that is heavily inspired by retro arcade-style games of the 90s. Good stock, there. Here’s the official breakdown of Magma from Nellyvision: Frantic action and challenging foe all the way in

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Game Review: “Jitsu Squad” (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam PC)

There was clearly a lot of love that went into the making of Jitsu Squad – love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, that is. Aside from the obvious inspirations and comparisons to TMNT, there are a plethora of other video game and pop-culture references throughout Jitsu Squad.*  Naturally, some light spoilers will follow.  Much like the aforementioned TMNT arcade game, Jitsu Squad lets you pick from four

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Twin-Stick Shooter “NeverAwake” Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation in January

Game publisher Phoenixx recently announced that twin-stick shooter NeverAwake will be released on 19 January for PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. A PC version is already available via Steam. Developed by Neotro Inc, NeverAwake is set in the psychological horror world of a young girl’s nightmares. I wish I could turn my dreams into twin-stick shooters… I’d shoot so many

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Game Review: “Intrepid Izzy” (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)

It’s short for Isabelle, methinks. Publisher Ratalaika Games recently released the retro-inspired 2D platformer Intrepid Izzy for modern consoles.* Developed by Senile Team, Interpid Izzy started its life as a small-scale indie project for the SEGA Dreamcast successfully crowdfunded in 2017. While the game is fairly light on plot, the titular “Intrepid Izzy” seems to be some kind of explorer who happens

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Retro-Inspired Action Platformer “Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider” Coming to Switch, PlayStation, PC in January

A totalitarian government has taken control of its people’s lives (not based on actual events)… time to start slashing! Game publisher The Arcade Crew recently announced that action platformer Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is planned to release on 12 January 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and PC. Developed by JoyMasher, Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is inspired by the 2D action games of

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2D Adventure Game “Watch Over Christmas” Now on Consoles

Why does Santa always need saving? #TropesVsSanta Indie game developer and publisher Dionous Games recently released their 2D adventure game Watch Over Christmas for Xbone, SeXbox, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. The game was released on Steam PC last holiday season. Inspired by classic PC adventure games, Watch Over Christmas features point-and-click controls, a colorful, 2D art style, and fully

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Roguelite Thriller “Paper Cut Mansion” Now Available on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

Death by a thousand paper cuts! On Monday, publisher Thunderful has joined forces with the developers at Space Lizard Studios to release Paper Cut Mansion for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles. The game released on PC and Xbox this past October. all of the well-kept secrets in this roguelite horror puzzler. In Paper Cut Mansion, players must use their wits

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“Kawaii Slime Arena” Coming to Nintendo Switch on 22 December

Cute & Shute! Game publisher JanduSoft recently announced that the upcoming horde shooter Kawaii Slime Arena is slated to release on Nintendo Switch in North America on 22 December. The Japanese version for PS4, PS5 and Switch will release a week earlier on 15 December. Developed by Mitsuki Game Studio, Kawaii Slime Arena puts players behind the trigger finger of

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New Trailer for Time-Travel RPG “Loop8: Summer of Gods”

On Monday, publisher XSEED Games revealed a new trailer and additional screenshots for upcoming RPG, Loop8: Summer of Gods, which is planned to release in spring 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone and Steam PC. Developed by SIEG Games with Marvelous Inc., Loop8 is a narrative-driven RPG with turn-based mechanics and a time-travel backdrop. Here’s the official breakdown of Loop8

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3 Vs. 1 Party Game “Goonya Monster” Now on Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam PC

Over the weekend, publisher MUTAN released the 3 vs. 1 party game Goonya Monster for Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Steam PC. It was also revealed at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 that there is a special 10% launch discount for a limited time. Nothing says party like grabbing a few friends to separate the heads of the undead from their

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Arika’s Uber-Difficult “Tetris: The Grand Master” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Tetris: The Grand Master is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Arika in 1998, this is the first time that Tetris: The Grand Master will be available on a home console (though a later version – Tetris: The Grand Master Ace

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Horizontal Shooter “Akai Katana Shin” Coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC in December

City Connection recently announced that horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up Akai Katana Shin will be released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and Xbone on 15 December. Originally released for arcades in 2010, Akai Katana received multiple updates and a home port on Xbox 360 in the form of Akai Katana Shin. This upcoming release includes all three versions of Akai

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Taito’s “Metal Black” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Metal Black (or Tokidensho Angel Eyes) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1991, Metal Black is a 2D, horizontal space shooter – or a “shmup”, as you young whippersnappers call it. The game received a SEGA Saturn port

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“Police Simulator: Patrol Officers” Available Now on Steam PC, PlayStation and Xbox

Become the Thin Blue Line! On Thursday, publisher Astragon Entertainment released Police Simulator: Patrol Officers for Steam PC, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by Aesir Interactive, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers puts players in control of a rookie police officer who starts off writing parking tickets and increasingly takes on more challenging law enforcement tasks such as thefts and robberies.

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Nichibutsu’s “Itazura Tenshi” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Itazura Tenshi is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1984, Itazura Tenshi is a shoot ‘em up style action game where players control an angel who must connect the stars to create constellations. Of course, there is a variety

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Upcoming Remake of Lovecraft-Inspired “Sherlock Holmes The Awakened” to Feature a “Substantial Rewrite”

Ukrainian developer Frogwares has so far managed to dodge the recent volleys of Russian bullets and bombs and keep their noses to the grindstone for Sherlock Holmes The Awakened. Originally released in 2006, this new version of Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is considered a full remake from the ground up. That means assets created in Unreal Engine 4 and a

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Supernatural Horror Game “The Chant” Now on Xbox, PS5, PC

Glory Island isn’t nearly as much fun as it sounds. On Thursday, game publisher Prime Matter released The Chant for PS5, SeXbox and PC. Developed by Brass Token, The Chant is a horror action adventure game with a psychedelic undertone and set in the supernatural environment of Glory Island. Here’s the official breakdown of The Chant from Prime Matter followed

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“QUByte Classics – The Samurai Collection” Coming to Consoles on 3 November

On Tuesday, QUByte Interactive announced that The Samurai Collection will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox on 3 November as part of the QUByte Classics line. The Samurai Collection includes both First Samurai and Second Samurai, which are side-scrolling action games originally developed by Vivid Image for the Amiga in the early 90s. Here’s the official

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Psychological Horror Game “Unholy” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2023

Indie game publisher HOOK will release the new horror game Unholy in 2023 for both Steam PC and consoles. the first-person psychological horror experience Developed by Duality Games, Unholy is described as a “first-person psychological horror experience” that combines both stealth and exploration.  Here’s the official breakdown of Unholy from HOOK:  Unholy will be published for PS5, SeXbox and Steam PC in 2023. You can add the

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Retro-Inspired RPG “Dragon Prana” Coming to PlayStation, Nintendo Switch in November

On Thursday, Kemco announced that Dragon Prana is coming to the PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch on 3 November (NA, EU and AUS regions). The game is already available on Steam and Xbox platforms. Developed by EXE Create, Dragon Prana was originally created and released for mobile platforms. The game aims to bridge the gap between contemporary and retro by

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Über Violent FPS “Nightmare Reaper” Coming to Consoles in 2023

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” -Galatians 6:7 Horror game publisher Feardemic recently announced that Nightmare Reaper will receive a physical release for PS4, PS5, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch in early 2023. Developed by Blazing Bit Games, Nightmare Reaper is an über violent FPS that combines looter-shooter and roguelite mechanics. The game is described as “fast-paced, dark and violent” and features “geysers of

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Become the King of the Undead in “Undead Horde 2: Necropolis”

Game publisher 10tons is planning to release their RTS/RPG hybrid game Undead Horde 2: Necropolis for PC, consoles and mobile in 2023.  Undead Horde 2 will put players in the role of the King of Undead who can raise the dead and command them at will, all with the objective to rebuild a home for the undead (The Necropolis). While the gameplay will

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Musketeers Vs Zombies in “Heidelberg 1693” Coming Soon to Consoles

Red Art Games has announced that Heidelberg 1693 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch on 18 November. Developed by Andrade Games and ported to consoles by Red Art Games, Heidelberg 1693 is an über violent 2D action game set in the Sturmfront – The Mutant War universe. Here is the official breakdown of Heidelberg 1693 from Red Art Games: Red Art Games will release a limited physical

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Tecmo’s All-Female Fighter “Touki Denshou Angel Eyes” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Touki Denshou Angel Eyes (or Tokidensho Angel Eyes) is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Tecmo in 1996, this is the first time that Touki Denshou Angel Eyes has seen any kind of release outside of Asia. TDAE is a one-

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