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Retro Review: Ladyhawke (1985)

May 1, 2021 — More than a few unusual movies were made in the 1980s, but Ladyhawke has to be the oddest. The strangest part? The film is actually quite good.

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‘Battle Axe’ Review

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 »


Retro Review: Aliens (1986)

April 24, 2021 — A sequel is rarely better than the original, but Aliens is one of those few exceptions – which is saying a lot considering how great Alien is. The sequel is perfect in every way and READ MORE »


Insurmountable: First Impression

April 22, 2021 — Insurmountable is a roguelike exploration game with permadeath in which players must overcome enormous mountains. The procedurally created mountain areas ensure READ MORE »


Teen Wolf (1985)

April 21, 2021 — Plagued by health issues, massive 80s star Michael J. Fox has all but faded from the spotlight — he even announced his retirement from acting this year. Teen Wolf was his second movie in a lead role.

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Street Fighter Alpha & Alpha 2 Music Goes Vinyl

April 20, 2021 — Laced Records is set to release soundtrack vinyls of Capcom’s arcade heavy-hitters Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams and Street Fighter Alpha 2 — the latter of which can be heard now in the form of Yestermade’s 15-minute arcade capture. READ MORE »


‘Darkside Detective:
A Fumble in the Dark Review’

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.

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‘Berserk Boy’
GameDev Interview

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 »


Retro Review: They Live (1988)

April 11, 2021 — If you read a one-line synopsis about a pro-wrestler turned actor for the role of a construction worker fighting aliens, you might think of They Live as another great episode of Mystery Science Theater 3,000.

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‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’
Pre-Release Gameplay

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

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

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 »


Retro Review:
April Fool’s Day (1986)

March 31, 2021April Fool’s Day is a little-known gem from the golden age of horror. Thanks to movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th ushering in a new era of slasher films, the 1980s was bursting with knockoff slashers.

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‘Narita Boy’ Retro-Platformer
Now Running

March 30, 2021 — Barcelona-based Studio Koba let us know they have launched Narita Boy through UK-based indie publisher Team 17. Narita Boy is being marketed as a neo-nostalgic ‘RetroVania’ love letter to the 1980s. READ MORE »


Retromovie Review: Warlock (1989)

March 29, 2021 — Warlock is in a league of its own when it comes to genre-bending. To describe this film as horror would be pushing it, but it is much more graphic than your regular fantasy fare, with plenty of bloodsheds and cringeworthy gore to be had.

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Developer Confirms ‘Axiom Verge 2’ Sequel Is Prequel

March 27, 2021 — The mystery surrounding development of Axiom Verge 2 is slowly being uncovered as developer Thomas Happ has provided a slick, narrated presentation of his upcoming game. READ MORE »


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