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Three New Retro Gaming Consoles Coming

There are currently three new retro gaming consoles on the way.  Each has a different set of games and options.  Two are limited to the games of the hardware while the third is more of a wild card in this race.  While many gamers are clamoring for news on the upcoming Nintendo Switch there are […]

The New Nintendo Classic Console Previewed

  You’ve probably already heard that the classic Nintendo console has returned. The new NES is practically the same in design, but only cuter than before. It’s called NES Classic Mini and it’s the official relaunch containing 30 classic hits and most loved 80s games ever.

Bandit Gaming – Gradius Sees ColecoVision Release by AtariAge

Gradius is one of the iconic side scrolling shooting games that Konami kind of dropped the ball on repeatedly over the years.  Sure, there were over 15 releases in the series across many platforms but the last, swan song if you will, released in 2011 was a pachislot game.  What a shame, Konami.  What a […]

Xydonia, Retro Inspired Side Scrolling Shooter, Hits Kickstarter

Remember R-Type, Gradius, Darius and Thunder Force?  Sure you do.  So does Breaking Byte Games who are making a homage to those classics called Xydonia.  Xydnonia is not simply a game that “feels” like those classics or has an enemy or two inspired by those games.  No, this is a tour de force challenger for […]

Abadox Takes Fans to the Belly of the Beast on Nintendo NES – Today in History – March 9th, 1990

Scrolling shooters used to rule the roost.  Back in the 8 to 16-bit days, a console was in trouble if it didn’t have a good set of scrolling shooters to showcase.  Fans just demanded them and developers were all too happy to supply them.  It got to the point that we saw quite a bit […]

Bandit Gaming: Gradius Finally Coming to ColecoVision via Super Game Module

Gradius is an arcade side scrolling shooter by Konami. Many gamers either love or hate this game and the sequels/spin-offs in the series. Graphically, Gradius was impressive back in the day, there were very few side scrolling shooters that could compare to it.  This was never more evident than the bosses that were waiting at […]

Anna Fuda Project: Eden, New Run and Gun from Collectorvision Coming to Next Gen Systems

Collectorvision Games have been steadily keeping their collective heads pointed forward over the years.  Even though the RETRO VGS is currently regrouping (Collectorvision were making the pack-in title), Collectorvision are continuing work on another 2D side scrolling action game, Anna Fuda Project: Eden.  Jean-Francois Dupuis, owner of Collectorvision Games, released some very basic information on […]

Two New Shooters on Track for Release on Sega Dreamcast – Ghost Blade and Redux 2

First up, for those screaming foul on the title to this article- Ghost Blade is back on track as a new programmer has been found that can handle the remaining work.  Ghost Blade is an overhead scrolling shooter in the style of Mars Matrix and other bullet hell style shooters that are popular for some […]

New Game- Skycurser Mixes Thunder Force III Shooting with Splatterhouse Style Graphics for JAMMA/Arcade

It is not all that often that we see new arcade games that use the JAMMA hardware architecture.  That is exactly what Skycurser is though, a new arcade game in development that will eventually see release for JAMMA boards.  The world of Skycurser is definitely a unique take on the shooter genre and it is […]

Happy 24th Birthday, Super Nintendo!

(The SNES is one year older than it was last year, so we updated our birthday tribute article, and by ‘updated’, we mean ‘changed a number in the title and re-posted it’. Come at us.) The hype was unreal. The tension was palpable. The gaming press couldn’t print information, rumor, speculation, and screenshots fast enough. […]


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