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.

If a publisher mentions “Get ready for a blast from the past with an 80s inspired arcade experience released 40 years late…” in its press release, you know we will be paying attention! We are always ready for a “Mappy-esque side-view dot-eater-y frenzy”. We are talking about “Cash Cow DX”, and it will be available very soon on Steam. The announcement trailer for the game in question has been around for a good three weeks, and subsequently, Pixel Games announced the release date of February 16th. The game promises to be full-on 80s goodness including tough-as-nails gameplay and NO continues!…

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ININ Games has teamed up with developer Mebius to bring retro-minded gamers Legend of Steel Empire, a complete remake of the Mega Drive hidden gem “Steel Empire”, also known as Empire of Steel or Koutetsu Teikoku in Japan. This remake comes shortly after pre-orders opened for Steel Empire Chronicles by ININ’s physical game outlet, Strictly Limited Games. That particular game collected all the original games released under the Steel Empire umbrella, including the Mega Drive/Genesis original, the GBA game, the NES game Over Horizon (its spiritual predecessor), and… the Steel Empire Remake. Yes, the game we are going to review…

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British indie Refresh Games collaborated with Mega Cat Studio to get the Kickstarter campaign for their 8-Bit rogue-like “this “Flap Happy” started, and well, it already has it’s (humble) goal met! The campaign went up on January 25th and with still 26 days to go, Flap Happy is physical and digital pledge rewards will be reality. The game will be released digitally and produced physically for NES and Gameboy. We have seen many NES and Gameboy homebrew physical releases before and we have covered many of them (check out our coverage of Christmas Crisis for example), but we seldom see…

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Whilst everyone with only a slight interest in Metroidvanias is playing Prince of Persia : The Lost Crown at the moment, we sometimes forget that the Nintendo eShop is filled with hidden gem genre games like Overlord : Escape from Nazarick. The game has been anonymously in the eShop since 2022. It never really been promoted heavily or showed up in any sales. Thankfully, Selecta Play, currently also campaigning the Blasphemous 2 physical release, has pulled Overlord into the limelight by announcing it will physically release the game for its official retail release. Overlord will be released as a Limited…

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If you were not a backer of the Kickstarter campaign and want a physical edition of Sea of Stars. Now is you time! Today Sabotage Studios announced that the physical edition can be pre-ordered through Iam8bit.com. Critically acclaimed The Kickstarter project Sea of Stars by Canadian studio, Sabotage, have managed to gain a lot of critical acclaim since it’s August 2023 release. We have been following Sea of Stars closely, but didn’t manage to squeeze out a review key. It scored between 87 and 91 across the different platforms it has been released, with the Switch version gaining the highest…

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GoGo dysfunctional-and-mentally-dubious Power Rangers! Five characters voguing in a single frame, striking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers poses on an endless loop. One theme song lasting about a minute and a half. Seven monsters. And yes, eight colors. Developer Andrea Demetrio seems to intentionally push the limits of minimalism, for the sake of effect. Does 8 Color Star Guardians successfully pull it off, though? It does. Allow me to explain myself; This game is nuts in a fearless and careless way. It plays and looks like the game I dreamt of building when I was toying around with QBASIC on your…

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Atari has been very ‘promiscuous’ with its trademarks the last couple of years. Since all Atari rights are in the hands of the French Atari SA, it has been slapping its logos on any producers product that wants a piece of the pie. My Arcade announced at CES that it is releasing another wave of Atari-branded hardware. The California-based retro toy company previously partnered with Atari, resulting in the Atari Collection products consisting of the Atari Gamestation Pro and The Atari mini consoles. Now, they are adding the Gamestation Portable, the Atari Mega Player, and the Atari Super Player to…

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This Dungeon Golf review is made based on a review key provided by the publisher and played on PC and Steam Deck for the purpose of creating this review. The game is available in the Steam Store for €/$ 16,99. We already delved into Dungeon Golf extensively in our interview with Dungeon Golf’s game director Tony Gowland, just before the year’s end. The game has been in early access for quite a while and got an official release on 9 december, last year. Everyone’s favorite holiday pastime dragged down to the dungeons If you think about the concept of a…

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Well beyond the Steam release date of “Beyond Sunset,” the review code finally landed in our mailbox. I have to say, when I first got introduced to the game, through the publisher’s mailing list, I was intrigued. “Beyond Sunset” sticks to old-school first-person shooter principles, without trying to project late ’90s aesthetics over modern shooter gameplay. Something we have seen quite often recently. Blade runner A thing that appealed to me from the get-go is its ‘film noir’-meets-cyberpunk setting… or should I just say ‘Blade Runner’ setting? The city is visualized with retro-fitted low-poly graphics and succeeds in exuding the…

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We’ve already updated you on the news that Blasphemous 2 was getting a physical collector’s edition and today publisher Selecta Play, responsible for the publishing and creator of the long awaited physical collector’s edition, announced the actual contents of it. So, What’s in the Blasphemous 2 collector’s edition? In cooperation with developer The Game Kitchen and publisher Team 17, Selecta play created a beautiful collector’s edition with the following contents for the Switch and PS5 versions of the game: When will the Blasphemous 2 collector’s edition will be available? There is still no real date has been set for the…

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