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New Game: Candlelight is 2.5D Side Scrolling Action Platform Awesomeness

Anyone that knows me knows I am into 2.5D side scrolling games from the likes of Astal and Clockwork Knight on the Sega Saturn to the reboot of Castle of Illusion or Swordigo.  If it is 2.5D side scrolling action, role playing, adventuring, I will at least give it a chance.  This is the reason […]

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Kickstarter: Air Brawl Looks to Update Wing War Style Battles with Even More Crazy Weapons

Who, reading this, remembers Wing War by Sega?  Wing War was an arcade title that featured airplane battles in a 3D world of flat shaded polygons.  Sega’s game was able to transcend the limitations of the hardware/time period and become more than the sum of its parts for those that gave Wing War a chance […]

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Mod- Legend of Grimrock Receives Fan Remake of Dungeon Master

Legend of Grimrock recently received a sequel (Indie Retro News has covered it extensively) but that has not stopped fans from continuing to support the original title.  Fans have taken it upon themselves to create a mod for Legend of Grimrock featuring a faithful recreation of the classic Dungeon Master.  For those that do not […]

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Four: Obscure

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Three: White Day

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Two: Nocturne

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

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Steam: Crystal Rift to Bring Dungeon Crawling to Steam if Greenlight Project is Successful

For a lot of people our coverage of first person dungeon crawling role playing games may be a little outside of the term “retro”.  The thing is, they are squarely in the retro theme, one of the oldest styles of role playing games was the dungeon crawler (Wizardry leading the way for instance).  Crystal Rift […]

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Revenge of the License – Alien 3

Continuing with our theme of Halloween Horror, this week’s column focuses on what, for most people, is the worst film in the quadrilogy. We can argue the merits of the film all day long, but if you’ve never seen the Assembly Cut, then you can keep your opinions to yourself because you are already wrong. […]

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Bandit Gaming: Day of the Tentacle Remake Unofficially in the Works

For most adventure game fans will know the name of this LucasArts classic.  Unofficially titled Maniac Mansion II, Day of the Tentacle was more of the original but with a much more focused storyline.  The original featured your choice of several characters, each bringing different abilities and their own twists to the storyline.  Day of […]

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5 Obscure 8-Bit Gaming Licenses You Don’t See Anymore

Licensing a celebrity, sports star, company and others are nothing new in gaming. I have seen many liceneses in gaming over the years. Movie stars, movies themselves, even commercials have made the jump to become a license for a game many times over. Most notably, licensing occurs in sports with each new iteration of whatever […]


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