Into the Pit by Nullpointer Games and Humble Games is a fast-paced retro-FPS roguelite. Players travel to a desolate hamlet where a demonic pit is rumored to have appeared. To rescue the villagers, players will have to venture into the pit and use chaotic magic to fight against the evil that dwells there. Into the pit features high-octane energy and short-paced levels to keep players on their toes, and by mixing gathered keys and runes, it is possible to generate different dungeon encounters each time. Check out the video below to see a few of these levels in action
NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 Steam Edition is an excellent retro compilation, especially for fans of SNK’s handheld fighting games. This collection is stacked with classics but lacks SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, which was included in the Nintendo Switch release. Nevertheless, there are hours of entertainment here, and the presentation is top-notch. If you are a retro fan or loved the original hardware, you will definitely appreciate this compilation.
Gameplay: Lots of great fighting games, but the other titles are great too.
Graphics: The games obviously show their age but still look great for what they are.
Sound: Limited by the original hardware, but not bad overall
NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION VOL. 1 STEAM EDITION by SNK Corporation and Code Mystics is a retro compilation of handheld classics. The ten games in this collection include the likes of Samurai Shodown! 2, King of Fighters R-2, Fatal Fury First Contact, and Metal Slug 1st Mission. In addition to playing the games alone or in 2-player mode, the collection also features 3D models of the games and their cartridges, along with user manuals. Whether you are a fan of the NEOGEO Pocket Color or simply enjoy retro games in general, this compilation has plenty to keep you busy. Check out the video below to see some of the games in action, as well as the extras and features included
Our Special Look video for the week is Project Warlock by Buckshot Software. This retro-style first-person shooter was designed for fans of classics such as Doom, Hexen, and Wolfenstein and is currently 70% off until 23 August 2021
There was once a time when “simulator” games were exclusively the domain of dedicated enthusiasts who relished these titles’ complexity. Even uttering the “word” game in the same breath as these simulation titles were enough to garner hostile stares, if not lengthy admonishments from fans. Those days are long gone, though, and seeing the word “Simulator” in a game’s title more often than not means it’s aimed at screaming YouTubers. In fact, unless it has the words “Microsoft” and “Flight” in the title, we tend to regard any so-called “Simulator” with a healthy dose of skepticism
Speed Limit is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that throws non-stop challenges from different genres at you. The game is unashamedly old-school in its challenge, but there are enough concessions like checkpoints and an easy mode to make it accessible too. It can be frustrating at times, but it is addictive enough that you’ll keep coming back for more.
Gameplay: The game is not easy, but beating its challenges is very rewarding.
Graphics: The retro-inspired visuals are actually very detailed and superbly animated.
Sound: A pulse-pounding soundtrack and great sound effects
Ever since its successful Kickstarter back in 2017, players have been looking forward to Okinawa Rush. The exact date for the full release of this fast-paced retro-platformer fighting game will be announced shortly, but Okinawa Rush is headed for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One later this year. However, for those who have been itching to try out this game, there is now a free demo available on Steam
It’s once again time to blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire as we take a first look at R-Type Final 2 by Granzella and NIS America. This video features the intro sequence to the game as well as some gameplay from the first level. We also take a look at some of the extras players can unlock by playing the game
Game Boy owners who are still fondly hanging on to their 8-bit monochrome hardware are in for a treat as a brand new shoot ’em up is heading their way. The game is titled Genesis, and it was created for the original Nintendo Game Boy using GBDK. Developed by studio 7FH and published by Incub8 Games, the pre-order of Genesis is now live until June 7th, 2021
It’s time to hack and slash in true arcade top-down style as we take a first look at Battle Axe by Bitmap Bureau and Numskull Games. There’s plenty to love here for retro fans with pixel art by Henk Nieborg and music by Manami Matsumae. This brief video features the first level of the game played in two-player Arcade mode