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 have been following our coverage of Incube8 Games on our site, you may be familiar with Dragonyhm, the reimagining of the critically renowned Game Boy Color game, Dragonborne. Today, Incube8 Games and the studio responsible, Spacebot Interactive, made the game available for pre-order on Incube8’s website. As is customary with Incube8 releases, the game is available in a variety of ways: a regular physical edition for $/€59.99, a digital edition for $/€14.99, and a very elaborate Collector’s edition for $/€99.99. A Collector’s Edition ($/€ 99,99) includes:

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For those who are gearing up for Halloween and enjoy the entire ‘Spooky Season’ leading up to it, you might want to check out the new update for Dungeon Golf, created by former Rockstar industry veteran Tony Gowland. “The Undead Lair” update introduces an additional 6-hole Halloween-themed multiplayer course to the game, along with a 9-hole spooky adventure in the single-player story mode. Dungeon Golf For those who are not familiar with the game, Dungeon Golf is, of course, mini golf in a dungeon! It’s a colorful multiplayer mini golf party game where each hole is filled with traps, hazards,…

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Indie Dev Spothlight #1 This is the first edition of a new series that sheds light on work-in-progress homebrew retro games. For this inaugural edition, we’re thrilled to feature one of our very own in the spotlight. Our reporter and reviewer, Dennis ‘Fleaman,’ also known as Retroplayer.nl, and, as a developer, he goes by the name ‘German Garage Games.’ I must say, he and his son. ‘Christmas Crisis’: A family developer story. The duo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their NES homebrew game, which will be fully playable on original hardware. The reason for the Kickstarter campaign is simple.…

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The story of the N-Gage, a mobile game console made in Tampere, Finland, will be on display at the Finnish Museum of Games (Suomen pelimuseo) from October 7th onwards. The exhibition offers a nostalgic but thought-provoking look into a turning point in the history of the Finnish game and technology industry. Even though Nokia invested hundreds of millions of euros in the N-Gage, it could not conquer the hearts of players; instead, it met with total rejection. The N-Gage became an international object of ridicule and one of Nokia’s largest failures. Its failure planted the seeds of future success, however,…

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In 1970, the inaugural Comic-Con took place as a one-day event known as San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon. What began as a modest gathering of American comic enthusiasts, coming together to connect and celebrate their passion, soon evolved into a global pop culture phenomenon. These early Comic-Cons centered on comics and original artwork, featuring essential elements like special guests, dealer rooms, and panels from the very start. Over time, this model has expanded to encompass a diverse array of attractions, including cosplay, video games, movies, collectibles, streaming services, esports, and much more. Notably, the inclusion of comic book-related films at…

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This Pocket Bravery review is played and tested on PC. The game is available only on Steam for € 19,99 / $ 19.99. In the run-up to Pocket Bravery’s launch, it was interesting to witness how developer Statera Studio actively engaged with the fighting game community throughout its development journey. From insightful development diary posts to demo tournaments at Brazilian esports events, Statera Studio’s dedication to involve the community really shone through. The result? A 2D fighter that goes beyond its charming SD (Super Deformed) Pocket Fighter veneer, promising an exciting and immersive experience for dedicated fans of the genre.…

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About a week ago we previewed the upcoming releases of Incube8 Games, the Montreal-based publisher that is specialized in Game Boy and Game Boy Color physical releases. Today, Incube8 Games, together with developer Weiwei Leung, announced a Kickstarter campaign for Aaling the Ghost. You can find the Kickstarter campaign here. – press release – Aaling the Ghost is a brand new Game Boy Color game in development. It is a story-driven turn-based RPG staged in a fantasy world based on early Chinese folk beliefs and landscapes. The game features unique characters and maps, in-battle “talk” option, environment puzzles and multiple…

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The fans of the ‘Girl Power’ superstar, Lara Croft, rejoice! Aspyr and Crystal Dynamics have announced that they will release a completely remastered compilation of Tomb Raider one to three. Internal tribulations have already arisen among our editorial staff regarding who will review this collection when it comes out on February 14th, 2024. Aspyr promises completely upgraded graphics, better performance, and the ability to switch freely between the original mode and the new remastered version. However, If you don’t like ‘tank controls,’ the game also features an option to switch to a more contemporary control scheme. From the publisher: Tomb…

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Press release Slave Zero X is launching on PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch on February 21, 2024. Made in partnership with Poppy Works and the team behind the renowned Devil Engine, Slave Zero X is a stylish 2.5D character action game set in the biopunk world of Slave Zero (1999). The newest title in the classic Dreamcast Slave Zero™ franchise will bring a whole new side-scrolling hack-and-slash experience to fans of the original game. A satisfyingly punishing game, Slave Zero™ X sees the protagonist, Shou, merging with a stolen Slave Unit Prototype, becoming a furious Devil in pursuit of killing a false God.…

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The red lights are off for New Star GP In the vast stream of retro racers appearing in the Steam store, New Star GP can be seen as somewhat of an outsider. The developer and publisher, New Star Games, are known for their retro sports games like New Star Soccer and Retro Bowl (not to be confused with Legend Bowl, which we reviewed). Now, they’re dipping their toes into the racing genre and attempting to add some interesting gameplay features to it. New Star GP has been released on Steam in early access with the promise from New Star Games…

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