Infinity is a new retro game that is actually a real retro game that was released newly, recently, but is a bona fide 90’s RPG from the golden era of JRPGS. Which is also new. Ahem.
Basically, having a troubled development process, the devs, after almost 20 years decided “what the hell” and tidied up the code, and released what they had to serve as a demo of sorts that covers around 25% of the whole game.
Despite its true blue retro heritage and troubled development history, Infinity is a bit more than a time capsule curio – it brings some of its interesting new ideas and twists on the conventions of the time and is worth a play to see into the mists of what could have been.
Been a while since we’ve featured an Amiga game on here, so here, have another. Ruff n Tumble is a game all about a simpler time, where kids could run around freely with semi-automatic machine guns in worlds filled with killer robots and helicopters. Ah, the good old days.
For the 2 people with even a passing interest in video games that haven’t heard yet: The Internet Archive has recently made over 10,000* Amiga games available.
What this means is that you can play the games, right now, practically in a single click. No emulators, fiddly settings, BIOS files to worry about.
Update: Well, that was quick – all the games have been taken down. According to the Internet Archive: “After a beta-testing period, the emulated Amiga programs at the Archive have been taken down for further development.”
Check it out: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_amiga
There seems to be a dearth of new freeware releases or new retro news these days, luckily that’s where the New Retro Vault comes in! We’ve unearthed this C64 game made in.. 2009. Knight ‘n’ Grail is, as far as I know, the first and only metroidvania game for the ancient computer, and it’s pretty good.
Poor old Alex Kidd. Once one of SEGA’s main mascots, since fallen from grace, stuck working retail , and as it turns out Kidd wasn’t just a name – he permanently is stuck looking like a Kidd. That must make getting into clubs and macking with the ladies pretty hard.
There may be a way to go back.. and change destiny though, thanks to SMS Power member Ian, in this sequel that retraces Alex’s steps to find his father and learn if there was something he missed.
A new NES emulator has emerged on the scene, with the rather unusual feature of automatically transforming the games from their repressive 2D chains into glorious liberated 3D dioramas. It’s all a bit patchy and glitchy, to be sure.. but it’s really rather marvellous.
Time for another rom mod! On this trip we are dipping into the archives of our dusty Megadrive (Genesis to some) to go back in time to when the Hedgehog was still cool and before everything went horribly wrong. Your future self is fine Marty, it’s your kids!
Sonic Classic Heroes is a modification of Sonic 1 that lets you relive those heady days (or daze, depending on what you were doing in the 90s), as a kind of ‘Best Hits’ of the classic Sonic franchise. Shoehorning Tails and Knuckles into the first two as part of a playable team, it works surprisingly well.