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Shoot-em-up Construction Kit - 30th Anniversary Special and Spanish Competition Roundup! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


30 years ago, Sensible Software unleashed SEUCK (Shoot-em-up Construction Kit) onto the world. Nothing so ambitious had ever been attempted.  Previously computer game creation was restricted to those able to grasp the complicated nuances of registry pushing in assembly language, or willing to cope with the massive restrictions of a cumbersome C64 BASIC, or much simpler text adventures using

Amstrad CPC Vs Amstrad GX4000 - Port Comparison! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


With the recent additions to the retroscene showcasing the Amstrad GX4000 console with the 'Eerie Forest' and 'CRTC3' demos, it's a perfect time to re-present my series of videos showing the often touted 'CPC shoveled' games and the differences between the versions. 15 of the 26 games released for the GX4000 on cartridge were ports of existing CPC tape or disk games. It's commonly thought

Hanimex 2650/Arcadia 2001/Leonardo – Repair & Composite Mod [nIGHTFALL] [[source]]


Hanimex 2650/Arcadia 2001/GIG Leonardo (loose) Repair & Composite Video Output. I start to say that this motherboard was not in repair but in one box of  spare parts. I have only the motherboard of this console, no external case, joystick, power supply … totally useless. Past and present defects: Some time ago the two EMF [...]

Super Pipeline II - Filling barrels on the ZX Spectrum! (Review) [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Only one thing better than a pipeline and that's a super pipeline! (gasps) and there's two of them!! It's no great secret that plumbers have a tough job. Some people may think it's just a case of tightening the odd stopcock, replacing washers and replacing taps but who do you think fixes those broken (and usually in mid-use) toilets? The toilet fairy?! Nope. It's the trusty old plumber and

Alex Kidd in Pico World - An almost complete Alex Kidd demake! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


It's a Friday and what an awesome way to end the week as I've just come across a demake that is sure to excite even the most purist of retro gamer. Now I'm sure many of you have played Alex Kidd; a fantastic side scrolling platformer released for the Sega Master System console in 1987, which was also built into most Master System II's. But how would you like to play an almost complete demake,

Get Your Geeky Christmas Sweaters On [Australian Retro Gamer] [[source]]


Ah Christmas 🎅, it’s only when we see these awesome geeky sweaters that we wish it was cold down here instead of the furnace-like warmth we endure every year (Ed: We’ll take a warm Xmas over a cold one any day of the year!). So, which Christmas sweater will you don for this festive season – […]

Apocryph - Brutal FPS which looks a bit like Painkiller goes early access! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Something for everyone this week as now we look towards a bloody and brutal first person shooter called ' Apocryph ', developed by Bigzur using Unity. If you remember games such as Hexen, Heretic or Painkiller, then you'll know what to expect with this game, as not only is it set in a dark fantasy world of violence, magic, dark rituals and dangers, but you'll be facing horrific monsters, nasty

Tower 57 - Anticipated retro inspired shooter is finally here on GOG and Steam! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


We've been banging on about ' Tower 57 ' for many months now, ever since it was first announced as a retro inspired shooter to that of Alien Breed and even Chaos Engine from the glory days of the Amiga. Well as of today, the team behind the game benitosub and cyangmou, have announced the Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight success of 'Tower 57' is finally available on Steam and GOG for both PC

Xelda - A grand Zelda inspired game makes its appearance on the ZX Spectrum [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


What a great release for all that is Spectrum, as we've just heard from Andrew Dansby that his Zelda inspired game of ' Xelda - Quest for the Golden Apple ' is finally here and ready to be played on a 128k ZX Spectrum. One of the first games by the developer who started playing around with Basic; comes a brand new game using the Mojon Twins MK2 game engine, that has been in development for

And another fantastic Speccy! [Retro Treasures] [[source]]


I generally do try and mix things up in Retro Treasures, but I just had to break my (never really revealed) posting rules in order to let you lovely vintage gaming people know about this pretty excellent ZX Spectrum eBay auction. This particular, beautiful Sinclair micro comes with a new membrane for its keyboard, and a very handy composite mod that will allow you to connect it to modern TVs.

The Spectrum on offer also comes a video cable, the Sinclair power supply, and big selection of boxed, complete games. Among them you'll find R-Type, Driller, Carrier Command, Cobra, Match Day II, Bomb Jack, Ikari Warriors, and Batman.

Seller ships to several places worldwide.

Slez - An unreleased and difficult Amiga puzzler! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Per-Ola Eriksson has come across a game I've never heard of before, and one that has never been released commercially. That game is Johannes Lipp's 1991 Amiga puzzler ' Slez '; a game in which you look to play as a strange looking sphere that has to traverse a pixelated maze while shooting at things and avoiding crashing into the sides. According to Amiga Games that Weren't ,Slez was one of

Blazing Guns - Amiga shooter gets another update tease [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Last year we announced the Aszu and team action platformer 'Blazing Guns' demo which was coded in assembler and star'd a gun slinging gangster that had the ability to run, jump and shoot at enemies such as bats in a game that featured 50fps, pure assembly code and dynamic action on 320x267 screens with up to two player action! That same game, is again in our news feeds ( although a bit late ),

Nogalious - Multiplatform retro inspired game with new system footage! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


As most of you know by now LUEGOLU3GO STUDIO's have been working on a game called Nogalious, that is currently going through a Kickstarter campaign that aims to be released on multiple systems such as the Amstrad, C64, ZX Spectrum, MSX and even the PC, with further stretch goals that includes the 3DS! Well you'll be pleased to learn that over these past few weeks, the developer has released a

Galencia Blasts Onto Your C64 [Australian Retro Gamer] [[source]]


Fire up your trusty Commodore 64 and grab Jason Aldred’s brilliant new shoot’em up Galencia. For those that have been away on Mars and have just landed back on Earth, Galencia is a fast action shoot ’em up for the C64 in the mould of Galaga, but even better! Yes, it is that good that we […]

Ghosts 'n Goblins - Overhaul in development for the Amstrad CPC Plus [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Way back in 1985 Capcom released the start of one of the greatest side scrolling platform game series we have ever known. It featured a knight, creepy enemies, lots of graves and was extremely difficult to the point of frustration. The game I am talking about is of course ' Ghosts 'N Goblins ', the first game in the Ghosts 'n Goblins franchise which appeared on many different systems such as

Indie Retro News is now ranked 6th - Top 75 Retro Gaming Blog and Website on the planet! [Indie Retro News] [[source]]


Here at Indie Retro News we've just had the best news of the year, as thanks to a heads up by our friends Retro Games Collector, we've just found out we have been awarded the TOP 75 Retro Gaming Blog on the internet, coming an incredible 6th place! To say I'm overjoyed is an understatement as lot of that is not only through keeping the website up to date, but it is also as a massive thanks to