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.

Publishers PLAYISM and WSS Playground have announced that DRAINUS, the latest 2D side-scrolling shooter developed by Team Ladybug coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 2nd is now on the Nintendo eShop. A Modern Evolution of 2D Shooters Made for All Gamers DRAINUS is the first original IP created by Team Ladybug, the developers behind Touhou Luna Nights (the Touhou Project derivative work with over 300,000 copies sold) and Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Derivative work of highly popular Record of Lodoss War franchise). Players take control of “DRAINUS”, a fighter jet with a unique ability to absorb energy. Any energy-based enemy fire can be absorbed…

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2022 was a blast for fans of retro-inspired games, with a slew of gems across all major platforms. From epic 40-hour RPGs like Chained Echoes to wild and wacky multiplayer beat ’em ups like Final Vendetta, River City Girls 2, and the highly-anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, we were spoiled for choice. But that was so last year! Buckle up, because 2023 is just getting started, and we’ve got at least five reasons to get hyped for the next wave of retro goodness. Sea of Stars Sea of Stars was originally planned for a late 2022 release but…

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7.5

If, like me, you’ve ever wished for a modern interpretation of the Neo Geo classic, King of the Monsters, your prayers to the Kaiju gods have been answered with “Dawn of the Monsters” (DotM). Developed by the Canadian studio 13AM and published by WayForward, a publisher celebrated by both us and many gamers for its pixel-heavy and nostalgia-filled releases. Kaiju Chaos In the dystopian setting of Toronto, the city is in grave danger as gigantic monsters suddenly emerge, wreaking havoc all around. It’s your duty, along with your team of ‘pilots,’ to confront these monstrous foes on equal footing. You…

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7.4

A less steep learning curve could’ve kept the game more interesting for casual gamers. For now, hardcore classic shmup-fans get a pretty decent freeby to bite their teeth into. Anyone else should search elsewhere.

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Contributor Euro Retro Gamer (checkout his channel full of retro and retrolike goodness) has put the game and is sanity to the test by traversing the satanically insane 18 hole golf course of Doom! Check out is review!

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