1985 Alternativo Release Gameplay Trailer For Upcoming Mega Drive Shmup 'Antarex'

Antarex-Mega-Drive-Shmup-Gameplay-TrailerBack in May 2013, homebrew developers 1985 Alternativo announced they were creating a new scrolling shooter for the Mega Drive. After a year and a half's silence, the team has released a stunning new trailer showcasing the fully charged action we'll soon be enjoying in Antarex on Sega's classic console.

Following on from their previous Mega Drive release Oh Mummy, it appears that 1985 Alternativo have learned quite a few new tricks over these passing months. Going by the new gameplay trailer for Antarex, fans of the shmup genre are in for a real treat. Not only does Antarex appear to offer the tried and tested shooter gameplay formula wrapped in stunning visuals, but also the interesting addition of a shop/upgrade mechanic seen around the 1:30 mark in the video.

As great as this all is, 1985 Alternativo are still yet to announce a release date for Antarex and how much a physical cartridge copy will cost. Until then though, feast your eyes on what's looking to be one of the hottest new homebrew releases of 2015.

Antarex (Mega Drive Homebrew) Gameplay

Source: Fase Bonus via Allgamers

Last Updated ( 04 January 2015 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

Other recent articles:


(Link to this comment) mrgrissom 2015-01-04 12:58
having a shop for upgrades ruins the flow of games like this.still id be interested in a cart of this.price dependent.
(Link to this comment) Nintastic 2015-01-04 14:21
The shop in Fogotten Worlds was handy and that didn't ruin the game flow :) Looking good.
(Link to this comment) Fortysixter_UK 2015-01-04 16:54
Please please please don't cost too much !

oh yeah...and be in English as well ?
(Link to this comment) sdekaar 2015-01-04 18:46
great music.

Retro Game Database Search

Retro Gaming Podcast

Join the RetroCollect Squad as they discuss our gaming past in the all new RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast.

Retro Games on eBay now

About RetroCollect

RetroCollect is your one stop for everything retro games and retro gaming. Featuring the latest classic gaming news around, informative reviews and an ever active forum, you'll feel right at home with other retro gamers.

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast

Join the RetroCollect Squad as they talk their way through the wonderful world of retro gaming.

Listen to RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast

Join RetroCollect on the web