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Xelda: Quest for the Golden Apple Released on ZX Spectrum

What initially started out as a memory test for a game development engine developed into Xelda, a fully fledged adventure for the ZX Spectrum with just a little hint of The Legend of Zelda for good measure.

Chibi Akumas: Episode 2 – Confrontation, Shooter Sequel Blasts onto Amstrad CPC

It was on the last day of 2016 — a fine year for gaming for the Amstrad CPC — when gamers got to experience the madness of the ‘bullet hell shooter’ that was Chibi Akumas: Episode 1 – Invasion, and now, just in time for Halloween 2017, the sequel has landed. And just like the […]

Space Escape, Action/Puzzle Platform Game Released for the ZX Spectrum

With all the recent hype surrounding the C64 Mini, it’s nice to see some releases for other 8-bit computers. And with Space Escape, we have a new action puzzler platform game to play with on the ZX Spectrum.

Future Noir Adventuring with Blade Runner

With the Blade Runner 2049 film expanding on the 1982 original, we thought it would be fitting to look back at Westwood Studio’s epic 1997 sci-fi adventure classic along with input from the company’s co-founder Louis Castle. It was back in 2009 when I covered Blade Runner for issue 3 of Retroaction magazine and also […]

Armed, Unreleased Sega Saturn Game, is Unearthed

Discovering long lost unreleased games from yesteryear is always fun, but can sometimes come with mixed emotions. The discovery of a working prototype of Armed, which was cancelled mid way through its development, is one of those instances when it comes with mixed emotions.

Wrecking Crew ’98, Mario Spin-off, Gets an English Translation

It’s always great to get fan translations of classic games that never made it to the Western side of the world, and this one is no exception. Nearly 20 years after its initial release in Japan, Wrecking Crew ’98 finally gets an English translation.

Top Five Games to Load on the C64 Mini

We recently announced the impending arrival of the C64 Mini: a mini reproduction of the classic 8-bit computer from Commodore. However, there are still many questions about the full sized version (with working keyboard), the length of the C64 Mini’s joystick cable, and most importantly, the ability for gamers to load their own games on […]

Sonic 2 HD Fan Made Remake Playable Demo Released

Sonic 2 is one of the best games to grace Sega’s classic 16-bit Genesis / Mega Drive gaming machine, so it is no wonder that fans have been wanting to revisit the game. It was back in 2014 when we first covered the Sonic 2 HD project, and it is just recently that a playable […]

Tombstones: Retirement Day Released for Commodore 64

Tombstones: Retirement Day, a new game for the Commodore 64, has been released as a free download. Developed by Megastyle, the game is a classic reaction style game set in the Wild West, where the player takes control of El Gringo, the fastest gunslinger in the West.

Special Anniversary Street Fighter II SNES Package Revealed

With Nintendo making the most of videogaming nostalgia with its NES and SNES Classic Edition console re-releases, Capcom have now jumped on the same bandwagon and teamed up with iam8bit to release a special package. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series, Capcom have had released a special physical re-release of Street […]


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