Author: Jimmy Lynn Sanchez

Jimmy is a prolific Playstation collector and retro video game enthusiast. He is also our resident Evercade specialist.

8.5

Playing The Gravity Trickster brought back vibes and memories of a game that was special to us in The United States, Europe, and in Japan. The original game in question has three separate names for its three regions. In Japan it was known as “KulaQuest”, in Europe as “Kula World”, and in North America, with the sad but true name, “Roll Away”.  I can not speak for my Japanese and European counterparts, but in North America, this game did not sell well and was not sought after in any way during or after its initial run. It would take a quarter…

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Who better to take on Retrolike.net’s first-ever hardware spotlight than Jimmy Lynn Sanchez? He has eagerly awaited the arrival of his Zuiki X68000Z, which he has imported from Japan. The process of getting the Sharp X68000Z here was long and tedious, a story on its own. But, let’s focus on this rainbow unicorn under the mini-recreated gaming hardware we have seen released in the last couple of years. Take it away, Jimmy! What is a X68000(Z) Computer? The X68000 Computer was created and initially released by Sharp on March 28, 1987, at the incredible price of ¥369,000 ($3,000 US). It…

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8.8

This is a Legend Bowl review, played and tested on PlayStation 5. Legend Bowl is or will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games or GOG starting at $24.99. Legend Bowl is a project of love and what you can do when haters, critics, and ban-happy webmasters tells you to put-up, or shut-up. This might sound rush, but as you read this article, there is a lot more to that statement than you can ever imagine. If you want something so bad, do it yourself This…

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8.5

This is an Ray’z Arcade Chronology review, The PlayStation 4 version was played and tested on PlayStation 5. Ray’z Arcade Chronology is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility, and the Nintendo Switch for $49.99. Ray’z Arcade Chronology is a compilation of five games (six if you purchase the physical copy), featuring a variety of modes and upgrades depending on the selected game. The digital version, which I will cover in this review, includes RayForce, RayStorm, and RayCrisis, along with two new and/or updated versions of RayStorm NEO-HD. Additionally, there is an updated widescreen version of the…

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This is an Evercade Team 17 Collection (Home Computer Cartridge #3) review, played and tested on Evercade. The Team 17 Collection is currently available for $19.99. Team 17 is a British-based video game developer and publisher that emerged from a merger between the British publisher 17-Bit Software and Team 7, a Swedish developer, on December 7, 1990. Team 17 made a significant impact on the late ’80s and early ’90s home computer video game landscape. Later on, they achieved great success with their long-running Worms franchise. Over the past 32 years, they have developed over sixty titles and published nearly…

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We are a bit late to the party, but on May 31st, Evercade announced six new cartridges/collections during a 19-minute showcase. All of them will be released between August and November of this year. The range of these collections should please every kind of gamer. First of many Starting in August, two cartridges will be released. One of them is Piko Interactive Arcade 1 (Arcade Cartridge #10), which features 9 games originally developed by the South Korean developer Unico. Some of these games include Dragon Master, Steel Fury, Magic Purple, and Ultimate Tennis. The second cartridge is the Sydney Hunter…

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7.2

Inhabit is the latest release from RAWR Lab, an indie video game publisher and developer that has been in the business since 2014. They began their journey on the obscure Ouya Video Game System, which ran on the Android Operating System but unfortunately faced commercial failure. However, RAWR Lab didn’t let that discourage them. They continued their game development efforts and expanded their releases to PC and Linux platform This year, they have also released a trilogy of games for the Nintendo Switch, including Spy Bros., Constellations (which was recently released on May 31st), and Inhabit (the game being reviewed…

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This is a Zool Redimensioned review, played and tested on Playstation 5. Zool is available for PS4 and PS5 and Steam for $9.99/€9,99. When Zool came out for the first time on consoles and handhelds, this world was a lot different then it is now. However Americans like myself were in the era of the “Chupa Chups”. A Chupa Chups, was a lollipop that was once all the rage, back in 1992. They came in many flavors and contained a ton of sugar and kept a then ten-year old Jimmy bouncing off the walls. During that era, Zool was arguably…

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8.5

This is a review of Murtop, played and tested on Nintendo Switch. Murtop is available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Linux and Mac OS/iOS for €/$ 4.99 Murtop is a homage to all-time arcade classics such as “Bomber Man”, “Bomb Jack”, “Pac-Man”, and many more from the legendary first part of the 1980s. Originally created by Spanish solo developer Xavi Goméz, Murtop was published through Itch.io. However, indie publisher Flynn’s Arcade picked it up, and through this port by RAWRLAB Games, it found its way to the Nintendo Switch. Let’s find out if this obscure Itch.io release can live up to its…

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