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      Gaming News — retro gaming

      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Caim, Super Bomberman 2 Remix, and Agonman

      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Caim, Super Bomberman 2 Remix, and Agonman

      If you've been a follower of our Retro News series, you know we do our best to find the most action-packed, riveting, and awe-inspiring classic titles this side of the retro-sphere. 

      This week, of course, is no different. It's how we run things, after all. So, we've got three games that'll pique the interest of possibly any gamer who enjoys a quicker pace in their gameplay. They’re not all run-and-gun, but you won’t sit still for hours. And it’s about time we checked ’em out!

       

      CAIM

      Speaking of classics, good ol' Haplo just dropped a sweet Commodore64 port for the brand new game, 'Caim- a top-down action-adventure title that's available to download right now. We get a top-down action-adventure game tailor-made for the Commodore64 It features action, exploration, and puzzles with an intriguing story to boot.

      As the main character, you take on the role of an unnamed amnesiac hero who wakes up in a strange place for reasons unknown. It's up to you to explore the facility, avoid danger and uncover the mystery behind your history. Good stuff!

      As you learn more about the place, the world, and yourself, you get closer to putting together all the clues and reaching the exit. So, if you want to uncover these mysteries and have a good time while at it, Caim might be worth the time.

       

      Super Bomberman 2 Remix

      We're moving on to an explosive classic! Bomberman, or Dynablaster in Europe, is a game first released way back in 1983 by Hudson Soft, which was eventually published by industry juggernaut Konami. In terms of fun and gameplay, it was and still is an awesome title that can still be played on a variety of modern consoles right now.

      That being said, it looks like we're getting something new in the Bomberman Universe as Super Bomberman 2 Remix, a remake of the original is coming to the ever-reliable ZX Spectrum 128kAccording to Alexey Khaydukov, who’s in charge of the remake, development is nearing its conclusion with a few loose ends to clean up.

      A few more things were implemented to keep things interesting but won't take away from the overall feeling of the classic. With music written by the notorious n1k-O and graphics completely redrawn by Joe Vondayl. It's no wonder people are hyped. Friends, rejoice. It looks like we can relive our collection childhood the best way we can, blowing things up just for funsies.

       

      Agonman

      Last but not least, we have an Amiga announcement featuring a much-awaited original game, Agonman by Pixorra Games, based on an older game named Agony, which was a clear inspiration. As players were put in the boots of Johnny, an absolute badass who's forced to battle dangerous monsters in a dangerous land, all to protect the earth and find his way home.

      Pixorra Games tells us more. Confirming Agonman is a platform game that combines a variety of elements. Graphics, get some more modern touch alongside the gameplay. In terms of system requirements. Make sure you're packing a 68020 and 2MB RAM for the game. Of course, anything more than that would guarantee a better experience.

      Agonman needs to find his way home. So if you're the kind of player who can help a man out best to download the game and save the world.

       

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      Check Meowt: Catmaze Review - A Catty Metroidvania

      Check Meowt: Catmaze Review - A Catty Metroidvania

      When I first read that there was a cat-based Metroidvania that’s inspired by Slavic mythology, I knew I had to check it out. 

       

      If you’re like me, you have an appreciation for well-crafted pixel art video games. So when I saw Cotton Fantasy coming to the Nintendo Switch, I was immediately intrigued, given the genre and cat-based storyline. It turned out to be my second favorite teenage witch-based game of 2022, and it’s worth picking up for any pixel lover. Here’s why I love this game so much…

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      Weekly Gaming News: Nintendoji, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, Coca Cola Byte

      Weekly Gaming News: Nintendoji, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, Coca Cola Byte

      It’s time again for more Weekly Gaming News from Mega Cat Studios!


      Now, if you're a huge anime fan or anything Japan, we have a couple of tidbits that might tickle your fancy. Also, since gamer fuel is kind of a big thing nowadays, one certain company decided to throw its hat in the ring! Let's go!

       

      NINTENDOJI


      Now, a lot of geeks and gamers alike have a lot of knowledge to drop, and of course, they'll let you know about it. But this time, we've come across a game that you might have never even heard of ever! We're talking about Nintendoji.  It's an exclusive digital reward for gold and platinum club Nintendo members. It's understandable that very few know about this game because it was only released in Japan. 


      Developed by Grounding and released nine years ago in April of 2013, it's a turn-based battler where players explore dungeons and kick some bad guy’s ass to improve their skills and gather items. It's very simple yet enjoyable. The end goal is to find some sacred relics, which includes some nice crossover items from the Mario series and other Nintendo franchise. Your main guy Kageshina Kurabe may not be as popular as other Nintendo mainstays, but he's appeared on Super Smash Bros. as a trophy and spirit, so if you're still wondering who that handsome red-haired Onii-chan is, well, now you know. 



      POCKY & ROCKY RESHRINED

      Now, it's time to take a look at a cute classic that's making its way to the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch, complete with a shiny coat of remastered paint. Sweet! Natsume Atari's collaboration with Tango Project is finally going to drop, and we can finally get a taste of the sweet nostalgia from 1990s. Now, this new entry in the Pocky & Rocky series is scheduled for release this summer,  so the short wait can definitely be sustained by the hype.


      Now, if you haven't seen this shrine maiden and tanooki duo, this is a good chance to check them out. And if you want to know why people are so excited, Tango Project has a cool gameplay trailer on their Youtube channel right now.  So whether it's top-down or side-scrolling, the classic style of action is both cute and pretty challenging, to say the least. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is available for pre-order right now and set for official release on April 21 in Japan and June 24 everywhere else.



      COCA COLA BYTE

      Last but not least, we're rehydrating, recharging, and realizing that one major soda brand just might have pulled an epic gamer move, and no, this is not an April fool's joke again. Coca-Cola has come up with a pixel-flavored drink called Coca-Cola Byte. It's part of their Creations project lineup and is clearly inspired by all things retro, given its sweet vaporwave aesthetic. Now, if only we could get the weekend to promote it, we could come full retro circle. 


      This, of course, isn't the first time Coca-Cola brought us something out of this world. Coke Starlight was their first release in the Creations collection and gave us a taste of space. And I guess that's what people mean when they sort of kind of want to break up, but not really. But moving on, according to their website, Coca-Cola Byte’s bright, upfront taste is reminiscent of powering up a game. And its refreshing finish makes for a perfect gaming companion. Well, whatever that kind of flavor profile is, I‘m so intrigued.  The drink won't be available worldwide until early May, but you'll be seeing a lot of their promotional material in Fortnite. So, from a Coke Byte island to different mini-games and challenges, the hype is real, so we're hoping that the pixel flavor will pack a punch. 


      Well, that's our news for the week, but we'll be back again from the archives to feed your retro cravings. This has been Weekly Gaming News, join our Discord and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!