ASTRO ACE

ASTRO ACE

Astro Ace is a retro-style space shooter that isn’t afraid to challenge players. The goal is to take down endless waves of enemies while racking up a high score in the process. Although very difficult, the experience point system keeps players hooked with a steady stream of new unlocks, and the game is addictive enough that minutes can quickly turn into hours if you are not careful.

Gameplay: Astro Ace can be frustrating, and it takes a lot of practice to get anywhere, but beating your previous high score is quite a thrill.

Graphics: The visuals can get a little cluttered, but the ship designs and different effects have just the right combination of retro and modern.

Sound: The soundtrack and sound effects, apart from the Wingman Support, are unobtrusive and provide a good backdrop for the arcade action

ASTRO ACE First Look Video

ASTRO ACE First Look Video

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

80’s OVERDRIVE

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 First Look Video

Beat Invaders First Look Video

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

PowerSlave Exhumed First Look Video

PowerSlave Exhumed First Look Video

PowerSlave Exhumed by Nightdive Studios, Lobotomy Software, and Throwback Entertainment is KEX Engine port of the classic ’90s first-person shooter. Players take on the role of a covert operations specialist sent to the Egyptian city of Karnak to deal with alien forces. Check out the video below to see the new features, such as anisotropic texture filtering, SMAA antialiasing, widescreen support, and more

Dragon Saddle Melee First Look Video

Dragon Saddle Melee First Look Video

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

Into the Pit First Look Video

Into the Pit First Look Video

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

NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 Steam Edition

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 First Look Video

NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 Steam Edition First Look Video

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

Project Warlock Special Look Video

Project Warlock Special Look Video

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