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 ...]

Batman Remake released on PC

The classic Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond 8-bit isometric puzzle adventure has been remade for the PC thanks to the Retrospec team (known for remakes of other classics such as Atic Atac, Chuckie Egg, Head Over Heels, Klass of 99, Lunar Jetman, Manic Miner, Wizball and much more). Coded by Tomaz Kac, the remake faithfully keeps the retro feel of the original while providing a [... read more ...]

Space Invaders

Space Invaders remake… Need I say more? Weblink: http://news.retroremakes.com/2010/07/space-invaders/

Robotz DX

Robotz DX is an updated PC remake/re-imagining of an Atari ST game called Robotz. Developed by James at RGCD (home of the quality html based indie/retro magazine of the same name) Robotz DX keeps the gameplay firmly in classic territory, what with Alien Breed/Gauntlet style dungeons gameplay action. The game is freely available to download, but a boxed copy can be obtained from the website [... read more ...]

Retroaction World Cup of Soccer Games: Quarter Finals

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup well underway, we thought we would have our own little World Cup of soccer games tournament. We discussed – nay, argued – for what seemed like days to what was the best eight football (aka soccer) video games in existence. [...]

Celebrating ten years of Deus Ex

It’s ten years since Deus Ex was released in North America (the game celebrates its 10th anniversary in Europe later this year) and the innovative first person shooter, which fused together elements of action, adventure, RPG and more remains a classic game as ever. It is certainly one of my all time favourite games and the last great game I ever played, and with its [... read more ...]

Donkey Kong remake

Everyone knows the classic Donkey Kong arcade game and everone knows that the Amstrad CPC Donkey Kong is the best 8-bit arcade conversion ever (just ask Staurt Campbell). Well, if you thought that the CPC version was good, things are looking even better with Mick Farrow’s remake. Check out the game discussion and download link over at Retro Remakes’ forum. Weblink: http://retroremakes.com/forum/index.php/topic,1736.0.html

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy remake

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, eh? What a great TV show and what a fine adventure game. That was then, this is now. The original game, which was released by Infocom in 1984, was a text adventure, but the remake uses a point and click interface. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy remake was developed by the development team at H2G2, which consists of [... read more ...]

Knight Lore remake

“The original Knight Lore is considered by many as a true classic game…” Yes, I’m quoting myself here. “Developed and released by Ultimate Play the Game on the Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, and the BBC in 1984,” the game was updated with a version for the MSX2 (released last year and was reviewed in issue 3 of Retroaction), we now have an updated remake for [... read more ...]

LV-426 (Aliens remake)

Aliens was arguably the best of the sci-fi film series — certainly, the most action packed — so it’s great to see the remake of the best game that was based on this film get updated to version 1.5.  Everyone should know the plot — which happens to take place on a planet called LV-426 — so I won’t repeat it here…  Suffice to say [... read more ...]

Berzerk remake

We reviewed Martin Piper’s fantastic Berzerk Redux on the C64 just last issue which received a fantastic overall rating of 89% and now we have Bezerk, again, remade. Developed by deps and ippa, the game can be downloaded for free from ippa’s website. Also, make sure to visit the Berzerk thread at Retro Remakes and even pass on your thoughts (preferably on the game). Weblink [... read more ...]

COBEX – Cruising on Broadway Extra released

TCK has released COBEX (Cruising on Broadway Extra), a remake of the classic 1983 ZX Spectrum Cruising on Broadway game.  A simple, but addictive, game where the player has to race around sections colouring grid lines, while avoiding the enemy chasers.  The game is freely available to download, but do consider donating a small amount as you’ll be able to take part in the online [... read more ...]

Miner 2049er Again released

Danjo has brought the classic 1982 video game Miner 2049er bang up to date with this pixel-art style remake.  Miner 2049er Again sees Bob negotiating 20 levels of the lost mine, while avoiding the various mutated monsters on the way.  The game looks good, plays good, plays on virtually any Windows platform (95, NT, 2000, ME, XP) and is absolutely free, so head over to [... read more ...]

ASCIIpOrtal (Portal demake) released

ASCIIpOrtal is a demake of Valve’s Portal and the binary files can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux formats. Developed by Joe Larson (with sound design by Steve Fenton), the game has you negotiating puzzle invested test chambers by using a hand-held portal device to teleport across areas of the map. The goal is to safely reach an exit, while avoiding such obstacles as [... read more ...]

Rambo Remake

Everyone has seen the original Rambo film and played the original game from Ocean, right? Seeing as the film was remade, why not the game as well? Well, worry no more, because the Rambo remake is here, courtesy of Mick Farrow, based on the Speccy version of Rambo: First Blood Part II. You can get the game here and join in on the remake discussion [... read more ...]