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.

Finally, Sabotage Studio’s Sea of Stars has a launch date! Originally slated for a late 2022 release, the game was delayed to a non-specific 2023 release window. But in Nintendo’s latest Direct on February 8th, 2023, it was given a definite release date: August 28th, 2023. The hype for the game is building up as more screenshots and videos with impressive visuals and promising gameplay feats keep popping up. The Nintendo Direct marks the beginning of the game’s home stretch marketing campaign. Everything indicates that this could be another home run for Sabotage, which was praised for its other indie…

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After numerous Wonder Boy releases and remakes that have been released the last couple of years ININ Games and BlissBrain bundled all the original six Wonder boy games and all their platform variants into one title. That makes a total of a whopping 20 games. BlissBrain added a couple of new features to the package as well, like a save feature and a rewind feature. The game will be available today on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4/5. Unfortunately, Xbox and PC gamers are left in the cold here. As with almost every ININ Games release, imprint Strictly Limited games will…

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Rare has announced that GoldenEye 007 will be joining Xbox Game Pass coming friday, January 27th. Although a release date was unknown, until now, fans of the N64 original were eagerly awaiting further announcements. The original experience has been updated with improved control options (including dual analogue stick support), native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD (where supported), a consistent refresh rate and a full complement of achievements to unlock. GoldenEye 007 will be made available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as part of Xbox Game Pass. Additionally, players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay, the 30-game…

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Atari announced that Caverns of Mars: Recharded will be coming to PC, consoles, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS on March 9th 2023. The game is currently worked on by Lithuanian developer Sneakybox. They were also responsible for a couple of other “Recharged” remakes like Yar’s Revenge, Centipede, Asteroids and Gravitar. In Caverns of Mars: Recharged, based on the Atari 8-bit home computer classic, players progress through 30 unique missions set within three primary “depths” of Mars, descending deeper and deeper into enemy territory. Blast through oncoming hostile fire, bull through debris and obstructions, and dodge other obstacles all while keeping a…

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PQube and developer Petoons Studio have revealed that upcoming ‘ratoidvania’ adventure ‘Curse of the Sea Rats’, is releasing on April 6th, 2023 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One. Embark on the epic journey of four prisoners of the British empire, transformed into rats by the notorious pirate witch, Flora Burn. To regain their human bodies, they will have to fight many dangerous bosses, uncover the secrets of the vast Irish coast, and ultimately capture the witch who cursed them. Depending on your preferred platform and location, limited physical pre-orders are already available through Funstock (UK/EU), Amazon (UK), Game(UK), Smarttoy (EU) and…

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While some Fire Emblem fans were a little let down by the lack of innovative features and minimized social features in Fire Emblem Engage compared to Fire Emblem Three Houses, the hype was ‘real’ enough to secure the number 1 spot in GFK’s UK software charts of last week. Apart from grievances about certain structural decisions the game gained a good critical reaction for the video game press with a metacritic score of 82. It bumped FIFA23, God of War : Ragnarok and Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 a place down. The publishing branch of Nintendo is dominating…

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In the wake of our latest news item regarding DRAINUS, Japanese publisher Illogic Games has announced a release date for the upcoming Flightpath, a story-driven shmup that will take players on a thrilling journey through an immersive world. The game is set to release on 26th of january 2023. In Flightpath, players will have the opportunity to choose one of three playable characters, each with their own unique story and background. They must battle their way through hordes of enemies, belonging to an organization called “The Syndicate”, in order to free the galaxy from their evil influence. But the story doesn’t stop there. Along…

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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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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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