Author: Danny

Danny is a retrogame collector with a fascination for weird Japanese Sega Saturn imports. He founded Retrolike.net to get the sub genre of retro-inspired indie games and remakes the spotlight it deserves.

Another week, another AntStream content drop! Following some very interesting additions in the last couple of weeks (Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies, Bezerk, etc.), this week we get a couple of new Antstream games. another Atari 8-bit classic with Jumpman and the hidden arcade gem Steel Force. Also, this week’s challenge is one for the Pinball fans with the Jackpot T1C1 challenge in Pinball Mania. Steel Force is an action-packed 2D top down shooter from 1994. The player takes on the role of a federation soldier who fights pirates while trying to find the level exit. With various power ups, along…

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7.5

This Goliath Depot review is played and tested on Nintendo Switch. Goliath Depot is available in the Nintendo eShop for €6,99/$6.99. The game is also available on PC/Steam. With play hours ever expanding for AAA games over the last decade, a substantial constituency of the gaming community is actively searching for shorter gaming experiences. So, it is not really a surprise that games like Goliath Depot are doing well enough to make a dent in the market. Games like these may be the fast food equivalent of a video game experience, but given the price of admission this genre usually…

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The video game industry’s longest standing feud is settled with Atari acquiring Intellivision. Exactly a month after Atari Inc. revived the Infogrames brand name, it makes a next move in solidifying its market share in the nostalgia driven retro corner of the video game industry. The most fascination part of the Atari press release is the mention of the Amico. Atari clearly mentions that it will rebrand the Amico and continue building the platform and develop more games for it. Even promising new versions of it. To put it mildly, platform went through some rough patches the last four years.…

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If you have ever dabbled in the world of emulation consoles and handhelds, like many of us, you’ll probably find it extremely intimidating with so many brands and models on the market right now. New ones are still coming out on a weekly basis, too. Last week, the Shenzhen-based Anbernic brought the first-ever GBA SP look-a-like, the RG35XX SP, to this niche market. And boy, does it look similar to a Game Boy Advance SP, even if it is a tiny bit thicker and features more buttons and ports. Like most emulation handhelds, the RG35XX SP does not just emulate…

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Warhammer 40,000: Dakka Squadron gets a much needed performance update. We’ve posted our review recently and concluded the game was nearly unplayable with bugs and performance issues across the board. We had to give the game a record low 3. The new 1.0.1 patch features fixes and updates that boost the game’s performance on Nintendo Switch.  These updates include: Hoping the give the game a new lease on life the publisher is pushing the game for the discount price of $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop. We will revisit the game as soon as possible to see if the game is worthy of…

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X user and Nintendo insider Pyoro_X stirred up some already lingering rumours. He dropped image of a Nintendo World Championships NES cartridge a couple of days ago, implying that some sort of re-release or at least inspired release was imminent. The cart was used in 1990’s official Nintendo World Championship events. The hinting post by Pyoro soon was followed up by a posted that appeared on ESRB.org with the news that a game named ‘Nintendo World Championships : NES Edition’ got a ESRB rating (‘E’ for Everyone). Since then, news outlets and the Nintendo fan community have been speculating on…

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Due to the support of 648 backers, independent publisher of video game books and magazines, 2 Old 4 Gaming, exceeded its initial goal and raised £10,600 to fully fund the production of RPM issue 3 on Kickstarter. Issue 3 of RPM continues the journey of retro PlayStation nostalgia, dedicated to discontinued consoles and handhelds like PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, and PSVita, featuring Resident Evil series origins and interviews with developers like Jason Wilson of MediEvil. Each issue includes reviews from the PS+ Classics Catalogue and relevant discussions on current gaming news. With plans for three issues per year, the magazine promises ad-free, 72-page…

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If you’re a regular visitor here and enjoy playing games on Steam, you might want to pay attention. The Humble Store is currently hosting a massive sale aimed at gamers who enjoy retro-inspired pixel art games from time to time. It’s difficult to pinpoint the highlights as it seems like every pixelated and retro-inspired game you can imagine is included in this sale. Many of the games we reviewed last year are available, such as AK-xolotl and Pocket Bravery, as well as indie legends like Celeste, Rogue Legacy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (including DLC), and Streets of Rage…

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SFB Games, critically acclaimed creators of the award-winning Tangle Tower and Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!, announced that their upcoming survival horror game Crow Country is launching on Xbox Series X/S on May 9th 2024, alongside the previously announced PlayStation 5 and Steam versions. In this completely new horror game, inspired by classics from the PlayStation 1 era, you venture deep into an abandoned theme park and uncover the secrets behind its owner’s sudden disappearance. Crow Country employs various visual tricks to establish a dense atmosphere. It has an authentic PS1 dither and prerendering look. It also simulated low resolution…

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Soon after Ubisoft dropped the reveal trailer their upcoming addition to the Prince of Persia game you’d had to do you best to read around the snarky comments on Reddit and Youtube. People were either seriously afraid the remake of Sands of Time would dwindle away as vaporware for some reason or get meme-y with the tagline “Persians aren’t purple”. With the narrative dominated by discourse over artistic choices or not delivering on some sort of follow up on Prince of Persia’s 3D legacy, it’s easy to forget that Ubisoft is making applaudable choices by putting highly capable outsiders on…

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