Rest assured, we do what we can to comb through the updates and bring you the ones we deem fit to suit your cultured tastes. As such, we cap off the month with even more creepy unsettling retro games that pack the right amount of punch when it comes to action and new upcoming console that pays tribute to the classics the best way it knows how.
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Now, the CPC Retro Dev 2023 brought us a lot of potential bangers, and Rayon Studio just might have a game you'll find quite interesting, especially if you own an Amstrad CPC. Shadow Maze is a game that finds players traversing a dark tomb, only illuminated by precious glowing stones. There's a lot of darkness and a lot of exploration. Two things that don't really mix, but make for a good game mechanic.
In this title, you portray Gwydion, a young Celtic magician who finds himself in a temple to find a way to craft a potion of invincibility. Things won't be so easy, though. As Merlin, your rival looks to foil all your plans and transform the temple into a dark tomb, and seal you inside for all eternity, like all evil villains do.
It's a race against time to escape the dark tomb, follow the luminous stones, and craft that badass potion as destiny foretold. If you're into finding your way out of the dark and enjoy exploring while you're at it, Shadow Maze is a game to get hyped for.
This time, we take a look at another title for the Commodore 64. It's a nice part of the old-school classic game Tower of Evil, a title which first came out on the Commodore 16, plus/4, ZX Spectrum, and VIC 20 way back between 1984 and 1985, thanks to Creative Sparks. This top-down action game sees you playing the role of Andross, a hero banished years ago by a terrible king and can only return once he rescues the kidnapped princess and finds the king's lost treasure.
This would all seem nice and easy, but with an evil necromancer standing in your way, well, you'd be dead wrong. You explore the game by going through each floor, searching the rooms, looking for treasure, and battling various creatures until you manage to find the princess. It's an intense gauntlet of stages where you must be on your toes or fall flat on your face.
Pretty intense, given how high the stakes are. You're saving the princess and saving the world, after all. Looking to climb the Tower of Evil? then check hitport out.
Now we're looking at a classic design handheld that'll tug on your heartstrings and bring back many fond memories of childhood. Yes, Analogue just unveiled yet another special limited edition run of their insanely popular Analogue Pocket Classic.
Last time, we had a glow-in-the-dark and transparent. Now, we're getting a variety of pretty colors. And by pretty colors, I mean red, green, blue, yellow, pink, orange, indigo, and silver. Yes, the Analogue Pocket Limited Edition is definitely a whole lot of eye candy, with a generous 3.5-inch LCD panel with a 1600x1440 resolution in a 10x9 format. You can see where this is going.
Yes, the sweet devices are all modeled specifically after your favorite classic Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Advance colorways. If you're a 90s kid, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. Aside from playing original game cartridges for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance, you can emulate using ROMs thanks to the dedicated FPGA chip and microSD card slot. Definitely a modern classic. As for pricing and availability, the limited edition Analogue Pocket Classic is now available with new colorways retailing for $ 249.99 each and limited to two per order. If you want to snag one of these colorful bad boys, best to check out Analog's official website.
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