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Taito’s “Champion Wrestler” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that Champion Wrestler is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1989, Champion Wrestler is a one or two player game that puts players in the boots of a professional wrestler. You can choose from eight different wrestlers, each with their

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90s Fossil “Radical Rex” Resurfaces for Modern Consoles

In 1994, a couple of years after words like “radical”, “gnarly” and “tubular” had gone out of vogue, Activision unwisely released an action platformer under the title Radical Rex for Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD. Fast-forward a few decades, and QUByte Interactive and PIKO Interactive have announced that Radical Rex is back – available today (8 September) for

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Murder Mystery “Mozart Requiem” Now on Consoles, PC

GS2 Games has released Mozart Requiem for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam PC. Developed by HR Games, Mozart Requiem is described as a “baroque murder mystery” that weaves a fictional adventure into historical events. Here’s the official breakdown of Mozart Requiem from GS2 Games: Mozart Requiem is available now for PlayStation 4, Switch physical and digital, and digitally on PC.

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Limited Editions of “The Journey Down Trilogy” Coming Soon via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games has announced plans for limited physical editions of the point-and-click adventures in The Journey Down Trilogy for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Skygoblin, The Journey Down Trilogy features varied environments, mysterious puzzles, and an “Afro-Caribbean vibe.” Here’s the official breakdown of The Journey Down Trilogy from Strictly Limited: The physical copies of The Journey Down Trilogy

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Roguelike Brawler “Chenso Club” Now Available on PC, Consoles

On Thursday, publisher Curve Games released Chenso Club, a new 2-D, rouguelike brawler for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone and Steam PC. Developed by Swedish studio Pixadome, Chenso Club is inspired by the side-scrolling arcade brawlers of yesteryear. Up to four players can choose from a team of super-powered ladies and defend humanity from a horde of invading aliens. Here’s the

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Paper RPG “The Outbound Ghost” Coming to PC, Consoles in 2022

Like Paper Mario – but everyone is dead. Publisher Digerati recently announced that the new “paper RPG” The Outbound Ghost will be released on 21 September for Steam and other PC storefronts for $19.99. A digital console release for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox is expected later in 2022. Developed by Conradical Games, The Outbound Ghost is described

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“New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja” First Gameplay Trailer

Microids recently pulled back the curtain on New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja by releasing the very first gameplay trailer. Originally developed by Data East, New Joe & Mac is a remastered version of the 1991 arcade game. This revamped release will include updated visuals, additional modes, and an extended story mode. Here’s the official breakdown of New Joe &

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Video Systems’ “Super Volleyball” Now on PS4, Nintendo Switch Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that Super Volleyball is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Video Systems in 1989, Super Volleyball is a multiplayer sports game that does not feature any fetching beach babes in bikinis. Instead, it recreates the indoor volleyball experience with an approachable arcade

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Atari’s “Yars: Recharged” Now on PC, Consoles

Atari has hit the ground running this year with revivals of classic franchises. The latest game to get the modern treatment is Yars: Recharged, the fourth game released under their “Recharged” banner. Co-developed by Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox, Yars: Recharged is a re-imagining of the great 1982 Atari 2600 game Yars’ Revenge by legendary creator Howard Scott Warshaw. This new

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Sunsoft to Resurrect “Ufouria” for Consoles in 2023

Sunsoft recently announced that Ufouria: The Saga is coming to consoles sometime in 2023. Originally released in 1991 for the Nintendo Famicom, Ufouria (aka Hebreke) never received a physical release in the United States (it was temporarily available as a Virtual Console title on the Wii U and 3DS). This new release is planned for the Xbone, Nintendo Switch, and

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Three “Ninja JaJaMaru” Collections Coming to Consoles in the West

When we posted our review of Ninja JaJaMaru-kun earlier this month for our 80s August event, we had no idea that we’d be seeing breaking news about this dormant franchise anytime soon. Well, it’s fair to say that we are pleasantly surprised, as ININ Games recently announced that three compilations of Jaleco’s classic Ninja JaJaMaru games will be coming to

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Pixel-Art Brawler “Slaps and Beans 2” Coming Soon to Consoles

ININ Games recently announced that 2-D brawler Slaps and Beans 2 will be coming to consoles sometime in 2023. Developed by Buddy Productions and Trinity Team, Slaps and Beans 2 is the sequel to the irreverent first game starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The game was successfully crowdfunded in 2021, and will feature an improved combat system and the

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Anthropomorphic Brawler “Jitsu Squad” Coming to Consoles Later This Year

ININ Games recently announced that 2D beat ‘em up Jitsu Squad is scheduled to release later this year for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 (in both digital and physical format). A digital-only release for Xbox is planned for a later date. Developed by Tanuki Creative Studio, Jitsu Squad is a fast-paced brawler featuring unique character designs, colorful graphics, and both

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Retro-Inspired Runner “Chameneon” Coming to Consoles on 18 August

What’s happened to Gex?! On Monday, QUByte Interactive announced that Chameneon will be released on 18 August for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone and SeXbox. Developed by Burning Goat Studio, Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner with a stylish aesthetic inspired by retro pixel art. Here’s the official breakdown of Chameneon from QUByte: Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner game with an

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Fruity Adventure “Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories” Coming Soon to PC, Consoles

Behold, the power of mElOnS! Publisher XSEED Games recently released more details for its upcoming multiplatform title, Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories. Developed by independent studio Froach Club, Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories is a retro-inspired adventure featuring a visual aesthetic similar to a 1980s monochrome computer screen or a Nintendo Game Boy. The world of Melon Journey is populated by fruity

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Taito’s “Gun & Frontier” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Nintendo Switch

Publisher Hamster has announced that vertical shooter Gun & Frontier is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1990, Gun & Frontier puts one or two players behind the stick of the Desperado, “earth’s latest fighter plane.” Your mission: strike and destroy the vicious cabal

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Lighthearted Sci-Fi Cloning Adventure “Overloop” Coming Soon to Consoles, PC

On Wednesday, indie game publisher Digerati announced plans to release the futuristic sci-fi puzzle-platformer Overloop on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox. Developed by Charge Games, Overloop is described as “a light-hearted adventure set in a dark future where big brain scientists create a cloning gun.” The game begins when this weapon is mass produced and made commercially

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Game Review: “Turrican Anthology Vols. 1 & 2” (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch)

ININ Games has once again set out to deliver the glories of gaming past to the huddled masses of modern gamers, this time choosing to do so with Turrican Anthology Volume 1 and Volume 2.* Stemming from the early 90s and consoles such as the Amiga, the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo, the Turrican series hasn’t been as readily remembered

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Arcade-Style Shooter “After Wave: Downfall” Now on Xbox; Coming Soon to PlayStation, Switch

Indie game developer and publisher 7 Raven Studios recently announced that After Wave: Downfall is now available on Xbone and SeXbox, is coming soon to Nintendo Switch on 4 August, and finally to PS4 and PS5 on 5 August. After Wave: Downfall is a vertically scrolling, arcade-style shooter set in a sci-fi world decimated by a great flood. One or

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“Ray’z Arcade Chronology” and “RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection” Confirmed for Western Release

Publisher ININ Games recently confirmed that both Ray’z Arcade Chronology and RayStorm x RayCrisis HD Collection will be receiving a western release on both Nintendo Switch and PS4. While Ray’z Arcade Chronology is planned to launch on 23 March 2023 in Japan, there is no set release date for the western versions. All of the games are being developed by

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Fantasy RPG “Gale of Windoria” Coming to PC, Consoles in August

On Thursday, KEMCO announced that Gale of Windoria is planned to release for Steam PC, Nintendo Switch and Playstation consoles on 4 August, and Xbox consoles on 3 August. Originally released on mobile platforms, Gale of Windoria is a turn-based fantasy RPG with a retro-inspired pixel art aesthetic. Here’s the breakdown of Gale of Windoria from KEMCO, followed by the

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“RimWorld Console Edition” Available Today on Playstation, Xbox

Game developer and publisher Double Eleven has announced that RimWorld Console Edition is now available (as of Friday, 29 July) for Playstation and Xbox consoles. Originally developed by Ludeon Studios, RimWorld Console Edition is a simulation game that puts players in control of the lives of three colonists. The game plays out differently depending on which of three AI story

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Nichibutsu’s “Roller Jammer” Now on Nintendo Switch, PS4 Via the Arcade Archives

Publisher Hamster has announced that roller derby game Roller Jammer is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Nichibutsu in 1984, Roller Jammer puts players in the shoes- erm, skates- of an aspiring roller skater hoping to become the ultimate roller skating champion. However, speed and tight

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Game Review: “Avenging Spirit” (Nintendo Switch)

Upon first hearing about Avenging Spirit, I immediately thought of an old GameCube game called Geist. Ever play that one? Well, the gist is, you play as a ghost who possesses enemies and then uses their individual abilities to progress. Definitely a similar concept to Avenging Spirit, but after playing through it, I am more reminded of the old SEGA Genesis game, Kid Chameleon.

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QUByte Brings the “Thunderbolt Collection” to Consoles on 4 August

Earlier this week, QUByte Interactive and PIKO Interactive announced that classic shoot ‘em up compilation QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, and SeXbox on 4 August. Originally developed by PIKO, the Thunderbolt titles are vertical scrolling 2D space shooters akin to Raiden and Truxton. Here’s the official breakdown of QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection,

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Classic Arcade-Inspired “Smoothcade” Coming to Steam PC, Consoles Later This Year

2Awesome Studio recently announced plans announces they will publish Smoothcade later this year for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Steam PC. Developed by Joseph J., Smoothcade is a multiplayer puzzle-platformer inspired by classic “clear the screen” arcade games like Bubble Bobble, Snow Bros., and Dig Dug. Here’s the official breakdown of Smoothcade from 2AS, followed by the announcement trailer: Smoothcade

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Taito’s “Chack’n Pop” Joins the Arcade Archives on Nintendo Switch, PS4

Game publisher Hamster has announced that puzzle platformer Chack’n Pop is now available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 as part of the digital Arcade Archives series. Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1983, Chack’n Pop puts players in control of Chack’n, a birdlike blob who must quickly traverse underground labyrinths and retrieve the hearts that have been stolen by

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