Hello retro game family brining you the under the wire update for July 2021. Sadly a slow month for new physical retro game releases. I think the news I am most excited about this month is Evercade is releasing a new collection, the Renovation Collection I. They are also releasing later in the year a console version of their handheld which I may have mentioned in a previous post, its call the Evercade VS .
EVERCADE – RENOVATION COLLECTION I:
Great collection of twelve classics developed by the infamous Wolf Team for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.
• Arcus Odyssey Series: Arcus
Release date(s): June 14, 1991 (Gen), October 22, 1993 (SNES)
Genre(s): Action RPG
• Beast Wrestler Release date(s): October 14, 1991: JP
Mode(s): Single-player, Multiplayer
• Dino Land Release date(s): August 2, 1991: NA
Genre(s): Video Pinball simulation
• El Viento Release date(s): September 20, 1991: NA
Genre(s): Platform game
• Exile Genres: Action role-playing game
Developers: Telenet, Riot
Publishers: Telenet, Working Designs, Renovation Products
Platforms: PC-8801 MSX2, PC-9801, X1 turbo, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis
First release: XZR, 1988
Latest release: Exile: Wicked Phenomenon, 1993
• Final Zone Release date(s): November 1990
Genre(s): Isometric scrolling shooter
• Gaiares Release date(s):1 990: JP
Genre(s): Scrolling shooter
• Granada Release date(s): JP: 20 April 1990
• Sol-Deace Release date(s): JP: November 22, 1990
Genre(s): Horizontal-scrolling shooter
• Traysia Release date(s): February 14, 1992
Genre(s): Role-playing video game
• Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Series: Valis
Release date(s):PC-8801, MSX, X1 JP: December 1986 FM-77 JP: March 1987 PC-9801 JP: April 1987 Family Computer JP: August 21, 1987 Mega Drive/Genesis December 27, 1991: NA PC Engine Super CD-ROM² JP: March 19, 1992 Microsoft Windows JP: September 1, 2002 S!Appli JP: May 18, 2005
Genre(s):Platform game, Action RPG
• Valis 3 Series: Valis
Release date(s):PC Engine CD-ROM²/TurboGrafx-CD JP: September 7, 1990 NA: 1992 Mega Drive/Genesis JP: March 22, 1991 NA: April, 1991
Genre(s):Platform game, hack and slash
GOOD OL’ GAMES – GOG
Good Ol Games current weekend and weekly sale ends in 18 hours and there are some bangers on the list. They have a bunch of classic 90s adventure / Point-And-Click games, as well as some other great hits.
The weekly sale has War Craft, Wing Commander, Worms, Ultima, Jazz Jackrabbit and other greats. Many games are under $5 and its GoG so no DRM.
LIMITED RUN GAMES – LGR
The team at LGR currently have a physical cart for Tail Gator available for the Gameboy. Originally exclusive to Japan as Shippo de Bun this action game has power-ups and even some bosses. If you are a handheld gamer here is an opportunity to own an officially licensed version. Open pre-orders end August 8th so get it now before it goes to the scalpers graveyard.
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