As we enter the month of May, the retro action and adrenaline never stop. This marks a slightly slower time for releases from most studios, but as we all know, retro gaming never sleeps. As such, we have a few titles that'll bring epic fantasy and modern action vibes to your gaming experience. It's time to look at a few platformers, hot and fresh, from the classic arcades to your old-school console to whatever device you're using in 2023.
Now, if you're searching for a new ZX Spectrum game that gives just the right amount of action and adventure, then Welcome to Adventure Life by Free Pixel Studio just might catch your eye. Speaking of eyes, players take on the role of a young, inquisitive cyclops out to discover the mysteries beneath the Earth.
The story takes us to a secret passage leading to an underground realm that leads to quirky, supernatural adventures. So far, the game looks like it involves a lot of exploring with many caverns and caves, all decked out in some vivid colors and a nice 8-bit soundtrack. It's definitely a platformer to look out for. And as retro gamers, we really do welcome the adventure life
Now onto something a bit above the surface and less about monsters. Zosya Entertainment, who's been a major part of the Yandex Retro Games Battle for years, just dropped a high-quality game for the ZX spectrum. Seraphima features a character that takes on a more angelic persona, but make no mistake; she'll still kick some ass to save the world.
In the game story, we learn about the guardians, supernatural beings who protect the earth, and the marauder's bad guys who aren't fond of anyone but themselves. In a never-ending battle between good and evil, our main girl Seraphima emerges as the last surviving guardian. Now it's up to her to keep fighting, banish the marauders of the shadow realm, and save us all from extinction.
No pressure, girl. You got this. Looking at the game itself, we're getting a lot of side-scrolling. girl power with some nice neon colors. Definitely a visual treat with some interesting gameplay. On more of a story-driven epic fantasy, there's a bit of action to experience. So if Seraphima looks like something you'd wanna pick up, we suggest you do so.
Last but not least, we get another game for the ZX Spectrum that also hails from the Yandex Retro Games Battle. This time, we go from epic fantasy to a more modern, realistic vibe. Drunk Fly’s fabulous arcade platformer Coinz Are Mine!. It's out right now and looks like a ton of fun.
We're getting some great character animation, a cool soundtrack, various enemies, and a coin challenge that cranks things up with each level you complete. There's definitely some gritty retro action here, but we still get that fun factor. Coinz are mine! is a puzzle platformer with a twist. You only have to collect one coin per level, but things won't be so easy for the number of puzzles and hoards of enemies in your way.
Getting that coin just might be a grind like in real life. Yep, a bit too real and a bit too close to home. Thankfully, you'll have heavy objects and a trusty rifle by your side. So it all boils down to just how bad you wanna get that coin. So if you want it that bad, check out this game.
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