THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake by MegaPixel Studio S.A. and Forever Entertainment S.A. is a remade version of the 1997 arcade original. It is a classic arcade rail-shooter where players need the face the hordes of undead monstrosities created by the evil Dr. Curien. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake features modern visuals, local 2-player multiplayer, multiple endings and much more. This video offers a quick look at the first level of the game
ASTRO ACE by Irondales Entertainment is an addictive retro-style arcade space shooter. Players must take on an evil alien fleet invading the solar system with endless waves of enemies. More than ten types of weapons are available to use in the fight, along with power-ups and different ships to unlock. Check out the video below to see some of the action in the game’s first few waves
80’s Overdrive harkens back to an era where neon colors, synth music, and fast cars were all the rage. Players can make their way through a 37 race Career Mode while purchasing new cars and upgrades along the way or hop into the Time Attack mode for a race against the clock. Unfortunately, the track editor is a little lacking, but tweaking all the variables does result in some interest tracks. While the game can be a bit of a grind and has its fair share of frustrating moments, it’s still a blast to play, and something fans of the genre will enjoy.
Gameplay: Race as fast as possible while dodging traffic, cops, and obstacles.
Graphics: The pixel art is vibrant and detailed, and there are plenty of track themes.
Sound: Sound effects are a little harsh, but the soundtrack is great
Beat Invaders by Raffaele Picca is a unique space action roguelite where players blast their way through enemy fleets. The neon-soaked action comes with a musical twist, too, as the movement and firing rates of enemies are dictated by the beat and tempo of each song. The ability to unlock different ship classes and upgrade them also adds more depth to the retro Space Invaders style gameplay. Check out the video below to see Beat Invaders in action
Dragon Saddle Melee by Main Tank Software is a classic arcade action game with chaotic multiplayer. Players must fight waves of enemy dragons and other players by bashing them from above to knock them out. Rounds become progressively more difficult, but power-ups appear to help improve your odds. Check out the video below to see Dragon Saddle Melee in action
Hyper-5 by Hyper Productions is a cinematic shmup inspired by classics from the “golden era” of the ’90s. Players arrive on planet 4GTD with their deep space scout ship in response to a distress beacon but instead find an unknown enemy lying in wait. The five levels in Hyper-5 are spread out across air, over land, and even underwater, while the three different playing modes are suitable for all skill levels. Thanks to the challenge-based progression system, there are also plenty of weapons, ship upgrades, and gallery entries to unlock along the way. Check out the video below to see some action from the game’s first two levels
Flight of the Athena by A To Play is a twin-stick shooter featuring roguelite elements. Players must fight through a procedurally generated campaign and take on the enemy fleet to earn new craft, weapons, and upgrades. Multiple difficulty settings are available to ensure that everyone from casual players to hardcore shooter fans can enjoy the experience. It also features a local co-op mode for up to four players. Check out the video below to see two of the levels from the game in action
Hot Wheels Unleashed by Milestone allows players to collect the best vehicles in the famous toy franchise and build their own spectacular tracks on which to race them. In addition to taking on CPU racers, players can race each other in split-screen multiplayer or take the challenge online to compete with up to 12 opponents. The Hot Wheels cars are great at drifting around corners, and a boost meter is perfect for clearing massive loops or overtaking opponents. Check out the video below to see some racing action on two tracks of the game
Pretty Girls Breakout! is an anime-themed take on the popular Breakout genre and features a selection of girls, all with different costumes to unlock. The gameplay is essentially the same as traditional Breakout games, with the exception of not just moving a paddle left and right, but controlling a little character who can swing a paddle at incoming balls and projectiles. It’s not a very long game, but it is affordable and offers a relaxing way to kill some time.
Gameplay: Very straightforward, but later levels can be challenging.
Graphics: The character sprites are beautiful, and the visuals are very colorful overall.
Sound: A decent selection of tunes and sound effects
Flewfie’s Adventure is a cute and colorful game about a cat in a UFO fighting equally adorable enemies across unique worlds. The 2D visuals pack a lot of color and detail, while the game also features a surprising amount of bosses. It’s not the most challenging game on the market, but there’s plenty of collectibles and even an optional card game hiding beneath the vibrant visuals. Younger players will enjoy this colorful adventure the most, but it has something for everyone, provided you are not afraid of cuteness and colors.
Gameplay: A lengthy adventure packed with optional quests and collectibles.
Graphics: Very colorful and filled with adorable characters.
Sound: The soundtrack is very decent with a surprising amount of variety