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
Last Soul by Wulum is a 2D pixel-art, platformer that invites players to join a small hero named Bop on its quest to help humankind. The game will be released in Spring 2022, but a free prologue is already available on Steam with two levels to try out. In our first look video, we take control of Bop and shoot our way through the prologue. Head on over to Steam to try out the prologue yourself and wishlist the game if you are a fan of the genre
Retro Machina, the upcoming retro-futuristic action-puzzler by publisher Super.com and developer Orbit Studios has just received a brand new trailer. This latest trailer not only showcases the eye-catching retro sci-fi visuals, but also the hybrid 80s/modern synth soundtrack by Scandroid. The music is a perfect match for the retro-futuristic theme of the game
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been more than two decades since Shadow Man crossed our screens, but the original game was released way back in 1999. Thanks to Nightdive Studios the game was re-released in 2013 on GOG and later Steam, but now the remastered version is finally on the horizon. Nightdrive Studios announced today that Shadow Man: Remastered will officially be released on April 15, 2021, on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Game Store