Always short of a few bob and looking for something a bit different, each week I scour the internet for fun, interesting or just plain curious Indie Freebies. Though I reckon I must’ve gorged on far too many member berries these past few days, as all my picks are very retro themed. Anyway, they are: Prime Mover, a ZX Spectrum-style platformer; Bob & Bernard Against The Nazis, an incredibly silly 2D wave shooter; Explodious, a fast-paced twin-stick shooter and homage to early arcade games; and Bitsturbed, an old-school FPS tribute now in its final version.
Member the ZX Spectrum? Oh, I member! Well, Prime Mover should definitely get those nostalgia juices flowing. A homage to classic Speccy platformers, it’s got everything that defined the iconic 8-bit machine’s best loved games – solid black backgrounds, gaudy primary colours, huge pixels, blocky sprites, flick screens, and 1-bit sound and music. It even has a fake boot sequence and loading screen, which mercifully only takes a few seconds.
Read more via Gaming Respawn at Indie Freebies: Prime Mover and Others