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.

During the last Evercade Showcase in August, Blaze Entertainment announced a new line of retro indie collections named the Indie Heroes Collection, with its first edition already launched in October. These collections offer developers of newly developed retro games, designed for retro video game platforms, a chance to present their games outside the sphere of their respective retro platform communities. Although we had some critical notes to make in our review of Indie Heroes Collection 2, we do have high expectations for the third collection, which has been on the Evercade roadmap since the beginning of this year. Today, Evercade…

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We’ve been watching the announcement trailer in amazement, back and forth, numerous times now. And it is a bit of an understatement that we are as hyped as can be for the remkes Sega announced at the Game Awards last night. In a rather epic cinematic trailer, five fan-favorite Sega franchises are introduced. 5 Sega remakes announced at the Game Awards For now, we know that Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, Shinobi, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi are getting complete remakes, with apparently more to come. Surprisingly, the remakes as a collective are very diverse in approach, it seems.…

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Press Release – ININ brings part of its portfolio to Xbox, starting with six gaming classics releasing on December 7th! ININ announced the beginning of a proper Xbox invasion, starting with the release announcement of six of its titles to the Microsoft console and more planned for early next year. Pocky & Rocky: Reshrined, Panorama Cotton, Cotton 100%, Clockwork Aquario, ULTRACORE and Irem Collection 1 will be released on the 7th of December digitally on Xbox, like an early Christmas gift. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined The adventures of Pocky & Rocky continue in this high-paced sequel of the legendary series from NatsumeAtari and Tengo Project. Released…

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After an exclusive period on PC Game Pass, Dune: Spice Wars has finally made its way to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Xbox version, like its PC counterpart, is available on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud. Dune: Spice Wars, a real-time strategy game, can be seen as the spiritual successor to the iconic “Dune 2” from 1992. Alongside Blizzard’s “Warcraft,” this Westwood game played a pivotal role in establishing the RTS genre as a popular mainstay for over three decades. Despite its cult classic status, Dune 2 achieved commercial success with 250,000 units sold by 1996.…

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6.5

This VISCO Collection review is made based on the Xbox version with a review key provided by the publisher. The game is also available in Switch, PC and Playstation consoles. The game costs €/$ 19,99. One might think that the Neo Geo platform was largely supported by SNK’s in-house development studios, as many games never left the arcade and home console platform. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Behind the 156 games developed for it is a fairly substantial list of 2nd and 3rd party developers. Studios like Monolith, Video System, Saurus, NAZCA, ADK, heck, even Data East and Taito created games for it,…

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Interview with Tony Gowland, creative director of Ant Workshop Tony Gowland has been working in the video games industry for 23 years. His journey took him from most subsidiaries of Rockstar and other AAA-industry giants to eventually establishing his own indie game studio, Ant Workshop. just short of Ant Workshop’s 10th birthday, Tony and his team, have released the v1.0 version of the fun family mini golf party game, Dungeon Golf, after a year of “Steam Early Access”-status. We asked Tony to take us through his career, indie video game development and of course, Dungeon Golf. Retrolike.net: How does it…

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Today, PLAION and Atari officially release the Atari 2600+, a remake of the granddaddy of all video game consoles. Most importantly, the Atari 2600+ lets you play your original Atari 2600 and 7800 cartridges on modern televisions with its HDMI port. Additionally, the Atari 2600+ can play both Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games. The system also allows you to play all Atari games in widescreen mode. The system comes with a CX40+ Joystick which has been recreated to the same specifications as the original, and a 10-in-1 game cartridge featuring some of Atari’s most famous games: Adventure®, Combat®, Dodge…

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Jon Hare, the British designer of Sociable Soccer 24 and the much loved Sensible Soccer dynasty of games is buzzing with excitement & nerves as he leads his latest prodigy up the tunnel and onto the pitch. “Maybe we are crazy for combining 13,000 licensed professional football players with old fashioned, fun arcade gameplay and Fortnite style presentation.” Said Hare “But we have always believed there is a huge gap in the market for a different sort of licensed action football game.” “EA and Konami may make brilliant football simulations, but they are also boring, samey football simulations. Our game is something different, something…

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Press release The Itch.io darling Backpack Hero has surprise-dropped onto Steam and Nintendo Switch during yesterday’s (November 15, 2023) Nintendo Indie World Showcase, after 14 months in Early Access development! The turn-based roguelike gives players the puzzle of organizing your inventory to maximize buffs and create builds out of more than 800 unique items. Backpack Hero is out now on Steam, GOG, Itch.io, Epic Games Store, and Nintendo Switch for €/$19.99.Build your pack and vanquish the endless denizens of procedurally-generated dungeons as one of five playable characters, each with their own unique take on the backpack-building gameplay. Now in v1.0, rebuild the town of Haversack Hill into a charming hamlet: plan…

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6.5

This Air Twister review is made based on the Switch version with a review key provided by the publisher. The game is also available on PC, Xbox and Playstation consoles. The game costs €/$ 24,99. Yu Suzuki’s legacy in the gaming industry is undeniable. Over his 25-year tenure at Sega, he began as a programmer and ascended the Sega ranks from producer to head of in-house studio AM2. His catalog includes iconic titles like Space Harrier, After Burner, Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, and, of course, the Shenmue series. As a producer, he played a crucial role in the development of…

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