‘Fantasy Strike’ Review:
Next Generation Update

‘Fantasy Strike’ is a free-to-play fighting game developed and published by California’s Sirlin Games. Players need fast reflexes for its arcade-like gameplay.

May 15, 2021Fantasy Strike is coming up on its second anniversary, yet the game has to receive the recognition it deserves. Why does this game deserve any attention, and what does the updated PS5 version bring to the table?


Co-Op Pixel-Shooter ‘Trigger Witch’ Coming To Consoles

Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art.

May 11, 2021 — Developed by New Zealand-based Raindrop Games, Hong Kong-based publisher eastasiasoft let us know they are bringing the former’s new game Trigger Witch to consoles. READ MORE »

‘Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light’ Review

30 years after its original release, the game that birthed the Fire Emblem franchise finally celebrated its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop if only for a month.

May 8, 2021 — The recent Switch release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and The Blade of Light is the first time the iconic game has been officially translated for gamers outside Japan. READ MORE »

‘Wonder Boy: Asha in
Monster World’ Out Soon

Imminent release of retro remake ‘Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World’ for Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows announced.

May 4, 2021 — German publisher ININ Games has confirmed a Western release date for the physical and digital versions of retro remake Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. READ MORE »

‘Battle Axe’ Review

‘Battle Axe’ is a solo & co-op hack ’n slash title with incredible pixel graphics by Henk Nieborg and unforgettable VGM by Manami Matsumae.

April 29, 2021 — Legendary super-pixeler Henk Nieborg’s retro-romp Battle Axe takes inspiration from arcade classics like Gauntlet and 1992’s The Chaos Engine, but perhaps even more so from READ MORE »

‘Darkside Detective:
A Fumble in the Dark Review’

Developer Spooky Doorway returns to form with an intriguing follow-up to its supernatural point-n-clicker ‘Darkside Detective’.

April 19, 2021 — 2017’s Darkside Detective was a return to the fondly remembered point-and-click genre and fully deserves this sequel. Inspired by LucasArts’ and Sierra’s legacy, Darkside Detective was praised for its humor, engaging puzzles, and striking pixel art.


‘Berserk Boy’
GameDev Interview

‘Berserk Boy’ is an impressive Sonic-like pixel platformer created by solo-dev Zu Ehtisham — who was kind enough to let us interview him.

April 16, 2021 — Sometimes, a love for nostalgia does not only mean appreciating what was, but honoring it with something new. Berserk Boy is a retro-inspired pixel art platformer that looks to be an absolute blast. READ MORE »

‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’
Pre-Release Gameplay

Drifting, boosting and jumping is only the beginning of what could make ‘Hot Wheels Unleashed™’ an iconic thrill-ride from start to finish.

April 9, 2021 — Developer Milestone and iconic toy company Mattel have dropped a pre-alpha gameplay video of Hot Wheels Unleashed™, a fast-paced arcade racing game with gorgeous graphics that seemingly uses speedy camera angles not unlike the cult-racer WipeOut. READ MORE »

‘Castlevania Resurrection’ Returns From the Dead

A prototype of the much-talked-about yet canceled Dreamcast version of Konami’s ‘Castlevania Resurrection’ has reportedly been unearthed.

April 6, 2021 — The cancellation of Castlevania: Resurrection for the Dreamcast was an unfortunate disappointment to many fans, especially to those who bought SEGA’s ill-fated system only to get the next installment of Konami’s vamp-whipping series. READ MORE »

‘Viking Vengeance’
Developer Interview

Play as a knight templar and rediscover your pagan roots to learn how to wield the powers of the Norse Gods and change your people’s destiny.

April 5, 2021 — In my humble opinion, there are not nearly enough classical-style action RPGs being released nowadays. Luckily, a new inventive addition to the genre is releasing on Steam on April 8, and by the looks of it, promises to keep me busy for a while. READ MORE »