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 you thought this was news about a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, I have to disappoint you. But off the back of the highly beloved pixel beat ’em up, Nickelodeon and Raw Thrills polished up the arcade game TMNT: Wrath of the Mutants from 2017 for a home release on April 23rd, 2024. Raw Thrills is known for high-octane, highly fluorescent arcade games and cabinets you find in modern-day, ticket-driven arcades. They are responsible for arcade games based on popular franchises like Halo, Jurassic Park, and the Fast and the Furious as well. If you’re not…

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Some exciting news from the Konami front about their upcoming release of Contra: Operation Galuga. The game will be out on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (Steam) on March 17th, 2024, with physical releases coming later. Now, Konami has pulled the curtains on who is responsible for the soundtrack of the game. Konami veteran Norihiko Hibino and industry steady Yuko Komiyama will split musical duties on the WayForward developed game. Komiyama will be on the main score and all other orchestral music. “I am truly honored to be able to participate in the historic Contra…

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6.8

Hell Well is available for Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch and PC (through Steam) for €/$ 4,99. I’ve never been much inclined to get entangled in the never-ending supply of tower defense games. And when Hell Well popped up on the key list, purely based on the imagery, I thought it was a rogue-like twin-stick shooter. So when I discovered the true tower defense nature of Hell Well, I was very curious if the game could bring anything new to the table. I’m fundamentally of the belief that stepping out of your comfort zone often enough is crucial to getting better…

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Just two months short of the upcoming release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, his final creation as a writer, the heartbreaking news reached the internet that Yoshitaka Murayama has passed away due to complications from a long-standing illness. Yoshitaka gained international recognition as the creator of the first three Suikoden games and as the face of Konami’s Suikoden production team. Following the third installment, Murayama departed from Konami and established his own company, Blue Moon Studio, with the action game 10,000 Bullets marking the studio’s inaugural release. He briefly exited the gaming industry thereafter, focusing on writing credits for Manga…

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5.5

A new talent arises Raccoo Venture is a game made by a sole dev (Diego Ras). When I heard that after playing the game, I simply did not believe it. Why? Because the entire feel and look of the game. First instinct would be to say a group of at least 5 people worked on the game. But no, just one dev. It blew my mind. With the help of QUByte Interactive Diego Ras has his first release on Xbox. Raccoo Venture released on December 14th 2023 and was moderately well received. You can buy it for € 14,99 and…

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8.5

First of all, as with the first two collections, the Toaplan Arcade Shoot’em Ups collections are Steam bundles. This means the games can be bought individually or as a bundle with a discount. The Toaplan Arcade Shoot’em ups Collection vol 3 costs €/$19.99, while the individual games cost €/$7.79. More Toaplan Bitwave Games is back again with another shoot’em up bundle containing selection of shooters from Toaplan’s illustrious game legacy. Most celebrated by the shmup community are Batsugun and Tiger-Heli. Both are available in other forms already (The Tiger Heli collection on consoles and Batsugun Saturn Tributed Boosted), but the…

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Inspired by the call from Retro Gamer magazine for their readership to send in their Top 20 ‘Greatest Games’, the Retrolike team butted their heads together, argued, and ‘disagreed to agree’ like the fanboy man-children we are.* We eventually managed to come up with our Top 20 list. So here we go! *highly exaggerated for dramatic effect 20. Power Stone – Dreamcast Dan: Power Stone pairs Capcom’s fighting game pedigree with the distinctive 3D aesthetics of the NAOMI arcade board, and subsequently the Dreamcast. It’s tactical, colorful, and loads of fun! When booting up the Dreamcast, Power Stone is always…

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6.5

This is a Saga of the Moon Priestess review for Xbox. the game is also available for Nintendo Switch, PC and Playstation consoles. I’m off on an adventure! Nope, you’re not a Hobbit. Yes, you’re going on an adventure, but let’s start at the beginning. The game begins with you as a prince inside a castle. You wake up to a lot of noise and decide to check what the hell is going on. Bad idea! You end up being captured by an evil witch, and thus, your story ends. Fast forward a bit to an entirely different part of…

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More good news is emerging from the Kickstarter front, as another project has successfully reached its target much faster than anticipated. This time, Spilled! hit the ground running, achieving full funding within just 12 hours. The project, led by Dutch indie solo developer Lente, has now surpassed 140% of its fairly sizable €10,000 goal. Spoiled! is a relaxing and eco-conscious game where players clean up pollution with their boat. Navigating through eight progressively larger areas with increasing waste, there’s no rush – take your time. While Spoiled! is a shorter game that can be completed in just 1 hour, the…

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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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