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Retro Game Night: Neo-Retro Marathon!

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There was a lot of gameplay involved in my short visit to Neo-Retro town, but it was worth it.  Check out the videos below:

This was supposedly a collection of forgotten Dreamcast mini-games, it turns out to be a weird collection of Sonic love fests.  Its, um, well, you’ll see…

After the bad taste in my mouth from the Sonic Dreams Collection, I moved on to a much more appropriate Sonic Clone, Freedom Planet.  It was due out soon on Wii U, got delayed, but should be there any day now.  In the meantime, you can grab it on Steam if you wish.

Vektor Wars is a fast-paced 90s shooter that borrows the look of classic vector graphics and whips a little Tron in for good measure.  This quick demonstration is short, but that’s only because I’m currently quite bad at it.  What you should do is try the game for yourself because there is enough addictive mayhem here to keep you occupied for countless hours.

Chasm borrows from many sources, the most notable being Symphony of the Night and Metroid (but it’s not really a MetroidVania as far as I can see).  Anyway, with the final product due out sometime soon and a new demo available next week at PAX Prime, I took a look at the older alpha version.  This title is expected to be a procedurally-generated dungeon crawler, so don’t take this demo as the final product in the least.

Phantom Breaker looks and plays like a game from the early 90s that was all about brawling and beat-em-ups.  It throws in some new mechanics like leveling up and skill trees, but at its heart it’s still the same old button-masher fighter I fell in love with almost 20 years ago.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

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