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.

Retrolike.net keep tabs on all the latest Game Pass announcements to keep you up-to-date on retro inspired releases you might want to play, once they are added to the platform. And you have a bunch of games to look forward too. Well, we do, at least. Fuga 2 : Melodies of Steel It’s time to once again take the helm of a tank and unleash destruction with your in-game siblings. The only problem? Half of your family has been trapped inside your trusty old Tank from the first game. Fuga 2, an RTS loaded with lots RPG elements and Japanese…

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Infinite States Games is releasing a 3D remake of their 2014 retro-inspired arcade game “Don’t Die, Mr. Robot!”. This news is hitting our website in multiple ways, as the original game is a modern take on old-school grid-based action puzzlers like Pac-Man and Ladybug, tweaked with the currently popular survival mechanics. Now, the developer coming out with a remake of the original (another specialty of ours). From the publisher : “3D Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! is a fast-paced, arcade-style collect-’em-up where you play as Mr. Robot, a little droid who has become trapped in a highly dangerous and rather fruity…

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Press Release Incube8 Games, the retro game publisher and developer, has announced its acquisition of Greenboy Cartridge Games, the development studio that exclusively develops Game Boy titles. The acquisition expands Incube8 Games’ portfolio of retro handheld games and strengthens its commitment to preserving the gaming experience with 8-Bits games. Greenboy Cartridge Games, led by Dana Puch, is renowned for developing exceptional Game Boy titles. Setting themselves apart from other modern developers who draw inspiration from Nintendo’s classic handheld, Greenboy Cartridge Games exclusively produces games for the Game Boy console. This dedication has garnered them a loyal following and critical acclaim,…

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Goosebumps and shivers down our spine at the same time – another beloved Beat ’em Up franchise is getting reimagined with what appears to be a certain TMNT Shredder’s Revenge flavor. We’re talking about Double Dragon, in the form of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons! This is another attempt at a remake for the series, following the release of a 2011 iPhone game and, more notably, Wayforward’s Double Dragon Neon (2012) and Double Dragon IV by Arc System Works (2017). The game is being developed by Secret Base, who made a name for themselves in the Brawler business…

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Every Friday, in the next two months, Polish indie publisher RedDeer games will release a new indie game for the Nintendo Switch every single week. Among them, for the month of May are the highly anticipated (by us at least) Tiny Dragon Story and For a Vast Future. The May schedule looks as follows: The last game of the weekly release schedule is a bit of a mystery and will be revealed on May 10th, with a release date of May 26th. There is no news yet on June’s offerings, but you’ll read about them on Retrolike.net as soon as…

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This is a Itorah review, specifically for the Nintendo Switch version. This game is also available for PC (Steam), Playstation 4/5 and Xbox Series S/X. The Switch version is available for €/$ 19.99 in the Nintendo eShop. Never have I been more torn by a game (and in particular by this port) than by Itorah. The German indie developer, Grimbart Tales, managed to create a visually stunning video game set in an immersive world, but unfortunately, they weren’t unable to get it to work properly on the Switch. Allow me to explain why. Itorah takes place in a fantasy world…

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ININ is at it again with another compilation. After releasing Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, Wonder Boy Collection, and several of the Cotton games, ININ has now acquired the rights to co-publish the IREM catalog. The first volume of this IREM compilation contains three games from one particular franchise in IREM’s shmup library, Image Fight: The complete collection will consist of five volumes. With a bit of imagination, you can assume there will be a Kung Fu collection (featuring Kung Fu, Kung Fu 2, and Vigilante), an R-Type collection, and possibly even a volume collecting the publisher’s personal favorites, such as…

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Nootbox Games better start thinking about some more stretch goals because they might run out of them soon. Its Metroidvania game, Rune Fence Illyia, launched on Kickstarter today and has already gathered more than $20,000 of its $31,666 goal. Rune Fencer Illyia is an atmospheric Metroidvania platformer with a strong emphasis on exploration and utilizing Rune Arts, which are unlocked throughout the game. The unlockable abilities are eloquently demonstrated in the campaign video. It has already gained strong traction on social media and could be the surprise indie hit of the year in the Metroidvania genre. Rune Fencer Illyia is…

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This is our review for Hyper-5 released by Magic Cube on the Nintendo Switch. It is available now for $/€ 9.99 and is on sale until 5/2/2023 for $/€ 7.99 in the eShop. It appears that there is a constant stream of shmups being released on Steam, itch.io, and consoles. Apart from quantity it appears its a challenge for indie developers to differentiate their new games. Innovation in this genre can be particularly difficult with so much games coming out. We’ve seen bullet hells, bullet grazers, horizontal and vertical shmups, as well as various combinations. However, to the best of…

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