‘Streets of Rage 4’ Gets
Mr. X Nightmare Mode via DLC

Hellish survival mode for ‘Streets of Rage 4’ releasing mid-July.

July 2, 2021 — The streets will be full of rage in Streets of Rage 4’s survival mode, ‘Mr. X Nightmare’. Developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games are preparing a brand new, much-coveted upcoming DLC that pits players against even deadlier enemy waves.


‘Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection’ Post Review

Team Ninja finally release their Ninja Gaiden retro-trilogy for Windows on Steam. We take a fresh look at the master collection as a whole, console & PC.

June 18, 2021 — Team Ninja may be secretly working on the sequel to 2012’s Ninja Gaiden 3, but players still need a way to scratch that shinobi itch. June 9 saw the Steam release of the popular franchise’s latest outing.


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 »

‘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 »

‘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 »

‘Narita Boy’ Retro-Platformer
Now Running

Narita Boy is a pixel-fest in which players set out to save the Digital Kingdom from the rogue code Stallions — which makes total sense.

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 »

New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Announced

Dotemu To Co-Create Pixel-Style Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

March 12, 2021 — Surprise brawler ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge’ fully embraces side-scrolling gameplay and colorful pixels. READ MORE »