Category Archives: Homebrew / Indie Game Reviews

Homebrew and Indie Game Reviews where they are compared and contrasted to see how well they will hold up over time.

Steredenn: Binary Stars (Nintendo Switch) – Super Rare Games Physical Release Review

Steredenn: Binary Stars is a horizontally scrolling spaceship shooter that has a fusion of old school gameplay combined with bullet hell and rogue-like aspects to make it a unique release. Super Rare Games did the physical release, in their own … Continue reading

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Cat Quest – Nintendo Switch Review – More Than Just Another Indie Switch Game?

Wow did I not expect to like Cat Quest, I’ll just start off with that! It’s crazy because simply from the “box art” this game looks like your typical indie game with flash-style cartoon graphics, however this is definitely a … Continue reading

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Games I’ve Recently Beaten – Knight ‘n’ Grail – Commodore 64

2012 – Psytronik Software

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Spook-o’-tron – NES Homebrew Review

Spook-o’-tron is an arcade-style NES game that takes inspiration from the classic Robotron: 2084. The game is a twin stick shooter that features some insane speed and action. There are so many sprites on the screen and you barely see … Continue reading

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Slain: Back from Hell – Nintendo Switch Review

With the Nintendo Switch there are so many amazing indie titles that have begun to show up. Slain: Back from Hell is one of those games that I randomly came across in the eShop and immediately caught my eye. Of … Continue reading

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NESmaker – A Streamlined Way to Create 8-bit Nintendo Games

NESmaker is quite possibly one of the coolest things to have been created in the NES homebrew community that I’ve seen. It reminds me of Game Maker on the PC, but it allows you to create games within the specific … Continue reading

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Eskimo Bob – NES Homebrew Review

Newer web series nostalgia is the name of the game with Eskimo Bob, which was funded on Kickstarter in June of 2017. In terms of NES Homebrew releases, I don’t think we’ve gotten a game based on a newer licensed … Continue reading

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Xeno Crisis – New Genesis / Dreamcast / Switch Game Preview

My first thoughts looking at Xeno Crisis was that it seems like a throwback to the 90s arcade scene; with inspiration from classics like Smash TV and Alien Syndrome… which was okay but nothing we haven’t seen before with retro-style … Continue reading

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8-Bit Xmas 2015 – Homebrew Review | Nintendo Entertainment System

Every year I get the new 8-Bit Xmas cartridge, which is a fully lighted up Xmas card complete with a new NES homebrew game. This year the game is an awesome little single screen platformer where you control presents trying … Continue reading

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Ghost Blade – Sega Dreamcast Homebrew Review

Ghost Blade on the Sega Dreamcast is a Vertical Style Shoot ’em Up aka Shmup published by Hucast Games. Is this just another cookie cutter homebrew game or does this stand out about the rest?

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Atlantean – TurboGrafx / PC Engine Homebrew Review

This homebrew is Atlantean, an arcade Defender-style game released on a HuCard, or AbCard as Aetherbyte calls it. How does this game stack up to the other homebrews released this year?

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Fruit’Y – Sega Dreamcast Homebrew Review

Going back with a new twist on a classic intro montage from over 5 years ago, the OCD Collector returns during the intro of this video! Fruit’Y is an extremely affordable Sega Dreamcast Homebrew game recently released. Is it worth … Continue reading

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The Rise of Amondus – NES Homebrew Review

The Rise of Amondus was released in late June 2015 by Sly Dog Studios and is the prequel to the critically acclaimed NES game The Mad Wizard. The story follows the evil summoner Amondus who is attempting to take over the … Continue reading

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Commie Killer – NES Homebrew Review

Vectrexistan is the greatest land! So I was able to procure a limited edition of a new NES homebrew called Commie Killer released in 2015 by FG Software. The story is you are an American aircraft and need to defend … Continue reading

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The 2014 Year in NES Homebrew – Other Notable Releases (Love Story, MilioNESy, Sgt. Helmet – Training Day)

Other Notable NES Homebrew Releases 2014 had the most NES homebrew games released that I’ve personally ever seen. Aside from all the physical game releases this year, there have also been a lot of games that were finished, but not … Continue reading

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