Selam, GC. I have some stimulating retro gaming prospects to share. But before I get into all of that, Id like to say thank you for reviewing Blazing Chrome. I purchased it the other day and Ive been having a mega blast, its everything I couldve hoped for and more.

Admittedly, Ive been savouring its Contra/Metal Slug inspired magic and have opted only to do the first two levels before restarting it because of its brevity. But what Ive played so far has been extremely impressive.

Moving swiftly on, here are four more retro0inspired indie games to look forward to in this and next year: the first is Bushiden, a gorgeous 2D action platformer that has echoes of Strider, Shinobi, and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night. I can already tell the soundtrack is going to be special.

The second is Xeno Crises, a top-down shooter which mirrors classics such as Mercs, Shock Troopers, and Smash T.V. Its even scheduled to be released on the Mega Drive, Neo Geo, and Dreamcast. What year is it again?!

Next up is the impossibly cool sounding Moonrider by the creators of Blazing Chrome, JoyMasher. The Shinobi, Hagane, and Strider influences on this stunning looking project are very clear. Cant wait to get my hands on this, and the boss at the end is pure Contra 3!

Lastly (for now) we have the eclectic, introspective coming of age arcade action game, 198X. Incredibly, unbeknownst to me this game is apparently already out on PC and PS4, but a Switch port would be a dreamy proposition as the versatile device really is the perfect system for retro and indie games in my opinion. I cant seem to recall but did you ever review this most peculiar looking game, GC?

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