Heroes Arena released on MSX

Heroes Arena makes it into the MSXDev10 game making competition at the last minute. Developed by Imanok, Heroes Arena is a futuristic tennis style game that was inspired by the Neo Geo game Battle Flip Shot. One of Two players face off against each other with the aim of hitting the ball beyond the opposing player to destroy the wall of capsules that they have [... read more ...]

Zombie Near released on MSX

As the MSXDev10 game making competition edges closer to its deadline, Zombie Near makes it to the list of games ready to battle it out for the awards. Developed by Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez, Zombie Near is an action filled 1 or 2 player MSX shooter as the player(s) shoots their way out of a zombie infested laboratory. When there is respite in the action, there [... read more ...]

Sega Saturn Magazine issue 2 Archived

Sega Saturn Magazine issue2, December 1995, has been archived at Out-of-Print Archive. The official Sega magazine from EMAP covered the underrated console with snippets of coverage on the later releases on the Mega Drive. This new scan of the cult magazine was produced by meppi and comes with four accompanying online Saturn features taken from the magazine itself: Virtua Cop, Firestorm: Thunderhawk 2, Virtua Fighter [... read more ...]

Commodore Free issue 47

Commodore Free issue 47 January 2011 has been released. The monthly retrogaming ezine covers all things Commodore related and comes in PDF, Text, HTML, SEQ, D64 (C64 disk image) and now in Ebook EPUB and MOBI formats. Highlights in this issue include Games That Weren’t Update, Nanako In Japanese Monster Castle, Theater Of War WW2 (VIC20), On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of [... read more ...]

Space Trip released on C64

Space Trip is a platform adventure game developed by Achim Volkers for the Commodore 64. Space ships all over the galaxy are reporting of crazy aliens infesting their decks. Taking control of Captain Steve Zappa, the player has to board the ships and eradicate these pesky aliens. The game can be downloaded from The New Dimension website for free. Weblink: Space Trip at The New [... read more ...]

Back in Time: January 1991

‘Back in Time’ is my monthly feature over at Out-of-Print Archive where I look back at the classic video gaming magazines twenty years ago this month. This time around it’s January 1991 and UK gamers were getting their first glimpse of the Super Famicom, RoboCop was still cleaning up the streets, Navy Seals infiltrated the 8-bits, The Last of The Last Ninjas achieved perfection and [... read more ...]

Halo NES demake released

Pixel Force: Halo, a PC game made in the style of an NES arcade platformer, has been released by Eric Ruth Games. Based on the original Halo: Combat Evolved Xbox game, Pixel Force: Halo successfully shows us how the game might have looked and played had it been released back in the day when the NES ruled the land. The default keyboard setup of the [... read more ...]

Shadow Over Innsmouth released on C64

Nearly missed this new release for the Commodore 64 from The New Dimension. Developed by Anthony Burns, with music by Richard Bayliss, Shadow Over Innsmouth is a Sideways SECUK arcade style game based on the H. P. Lovecraft novel of the same name. The player controls an old fashioned submarine with the task of fending off the sea creatures that dwell offshore near the seaside [... read more ...]

Mean Machines issue 5 archived

Issue 5 of Mean Machines from February 1991 has been archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. This brand new scan of the multi-format console magazine was produced by meppi and be downloaded in full by visiting the Mean Machines issue 5 webpage at Out-of-Print Archive. There you will also find editorial details, issue contents and four online articles, chosen from the magazine itself: reviews of Crack [... read more ...]

Sega Mega Drive Classics Vol. 4

We don’t usually bother much with digital downloads or re-released packages such as this, but there’s just so many quality games here that it can’t be ignored – plus it’s for the PC. This is the fourth, and arguably the best, installment of Sega’s Mega Drive Classics series which are all available to download on PC – just click in the direction of your favoured [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 65

We’ve just checked out the latest episode of The Retro League number 65 ‘Retro Resolutions and Email Lightning’ and as usual the weekly podcast has some fine retrogaming content. Highlights include discussions on Ghosts ‘n Goblins for Virtual Console, MSXDev ’10 Contest, 1,000 Kung-Fu Maniacs for C64, New Dreamcast Shooter – Sturmwind, Japanese Fallout Demake and more. Episode 65, as well as previous episodes, can [... read more ...]

Pong Machine released on C64

I don’t think I need to explain the history or importance of Atari’s original Pong. Pong Machine is a variant of that classic digital tennis game and was produced by Technische Maschinenfabrik. As you would expect for a classic game, it is easy to get into, but is fiendishly addictive with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Play against a human opponent or take on the [... read more ...]

DC-UK issue 16 archived

DC-UK issue 16 from December 2000 has been digitised and archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. The magazine, which was scanned by 3style, covers Sega’s illfated – although critically successfull – Dreamcast. To accompany the release there are four online articles taken from the magazine itself: a feature on the JAMMA show of 2000, as well as reviews of Half-Life, Jet Set Radio and Seaman. The [... read more ...]

Uwol 2 released on Amstrad CPC

The multi platform, multi award winning hero Uwol is back for a sequel in the cunningly titled Uwol 2 on the Amstrad CPC. Coded by The Mojon Twins, the sequel follows straight off from the end of the first game: Uwol merrily skips home with his successfully snatched bundle of coins when he is knocked down a steep hill and ends up in Phantomas’ Electric [... read more ...]

DAQ Lord of Idar released on MSX

Another entry into the MSXDev’10 competition, courtesy of Darkstone. DAQ Lord of Idar is described as an action puzzle game, but there is a definite element of board game strategy in there with a hint of RPG. The game can be played with one to four players, with the aim of becoming the new Land Lord on the island of Idar. This means a strategic [... read more ...]