New Upcoming Retro Arcade Games 2022

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Check out my Top NEW and Upcoming Retro Arcade Games in 2022. A Massive arcade action and shoot em up countdown of games just released and coming in 2022, along with new games in development. There are plenty of modern style game previews out there already, so I focus on my favorite genres; Arcade action platformers like Bushiden and Iron Meat, Beat Em Ups like Jitsu Squad, and awesome new Indie shmups like Grand Cross Renovation, Sturmwind EX, Gunvein by NG DevTeam, and plenty more. Not only modern games for the PS4, Switch, Xbox and Steam, but also retro games for classic consoles. Upcoming releases like Sol Cresta and GetsuFumaDen. Arcade Archives classic shoot em ups like Thunder Dragon 2 and M2’s Hishouzame Same Same Same collection. A giant indie spotlight on upcoming games for 2022 that should have you excited. If you’re tired of the same ol’ Top 10 or 20 New Games lists with nothing but first person, open world, and AAA games, and are looking for some old school arcade action and retro games instead, then this Top Games List is for you!

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00:00 – New Arcade Games 2022
01:38 – GUNVEIN by NGDev Team
05:34 – Jitsu Squad
08:20 – Contra Reborn: IRON MEAT
10:07 – Never Awake
13:25 – Sturmwind EX: A Dreamcast Indie Classic
17:24 – Grand Cross Renovation: A Modern Treasure
20:51 – Sophstar
24:01 – Balls of Steel Complete!
26:40 – Moon Dancer
30:03 – Stellar Fury Alpha
31:29 – Upcoming Games 2022 Montage

Thank you to Pix n Love games for the physical Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition of Sturmwind EX. Additional thanks to publisher Henteko Doujin for the Grand Cross Renovation Steam key.

Additional game footage:

Grand Cross Renovation Player 2 Ship gameplay by Mark_MSX of The Electric Underground:

Moon Dancer by Weeb Nerd Gaming:

Moon Dancer Caravan Mode by Aktane:


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  1. i want the mobile game space shooter on consoles, can't enjoy it.. cool ships but you can't see it if your finger is on top of it.. so no that cheap looking shooter is not for me.

  2. that 2nd game jitsu squad was that max mcmillian or something?
    iron meat looks cool.. as long it's not twinstick but like the classic games.. twinstick would make it more difficult (like guns gore and cannoli)

  3. Good shmup lists! I follow a lot of these games on twitter and checked them out not too long ago! This shows that indie gaming has good games even though people say that indie games are just garbage which I always see people cry and complain about. In reality you just have to dig through the muck and see that there are gold out there when it comes to games in the indie market. Not all good games have to be AAA games. I do play AAA games but I also focus a lot on indie games because of lists like this! Nice!

  4. So many awesome games in this video. Bushiden and Jitsu Squad look amazing. Just take my money. Love those bullet hell games too, sadly I'm not a kid anymore. My brain and reflexes are shot to hell now.

  5. Amazing games all around, thanks for getting me pumped for 2022! 🙂 Do we get to hear the actual music of GunVein in the video or was that an awesome placeholder?

  6. 1) Gunvein: Yeah the graphic are just meh to me as well but having 2 ways to use bombs & it having fair checkpoints = promising game.

    2) Jitsu Squad: I love beat em ups and this game look really good.

    3) Iron Meat: After Blazing Chrome I really need another Contra like game and seems really promising!

    4) Never Awake: I am in love with these creepy graphic and the music is really good as well.

    5) Sturmwind Ex: I already knew about this game but it just look okay to me.

    6) Grand Cross Renovation: I love Treasure games so seeing this made me extra happy! This is the one that I am most looking forward to that is out now.

    7) Sophstar: This game is in 2nd place! With 9 ships & different teleporting powers?! Come on that is too awesome.

    8) Operation Steel: Yeah, I am not really feeling this one. I really don't care for the graphic.

    9) Moon Dancer: Look like another decent retro inspired game. With checkpoints and no credit feeding?! Sign me up!

    10) Stellar Fury Alpha: the graphic are meh to me like with Gunvein. The music is good tho.


    Thanks for these giveaways! I am so hype for Bushiden & I am so surprise at Pocky & Rocky Reshrined.

  7. I used to play vertical shooters back int he day, but the newfangled bullet-hell crap is too much for me. Too bad since they look so amazing, aside from when the screen is so littered with projectiles it obscures what is going on underneath.

  8. iron meat, steel born, dead end city aiaiaiaia <3 can't wait. Can you please tell me what song is that in the end montage? i love it! 😀

  9. Sophstar is really fun. Got it today, played every ship so far, wouldn´t have thought that I would play it that much right away. Saw you in the Ranking for the Katha ship on intermediate. I´m currently placed second 😉

  10. Your videos are incredible!! You deserve millions of subscribers. They are all so interesting and informative. Much love from the UK

  11. #ClassicShooting #BlastmetotheMoon
    Have seen Iron Meat screenshots a few years ago and was thinking that the project is dead by now, so I'm happy to know that it's alive and looking even better. BTW, if I remember correctly, it's from the russian developer 'cause it was accented on soviet vehicles or something?
    Moon Dancer have me interested too with it oldschool look)
    And yes, SophStar is pretty good with it's innovative gameplay and amazing pixel art^^
    P.S. Did you heard about new TMNT beat'em up? It's looking WAY better than that raccoon game you showed^^
    P.P.S. from the last set of games I'm pretty astonished by the looks of those:
    Thunder Dragon 2
    Dead End City
    Graze Counter GM
    Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
    Andro Dunos 2

  12. Icarus got me playing Grand Cross Renovation and it's extremely sick. It's like the rebellious Rock 'n Roll lovechild of RSG and Hellsinker and I love it.

  13. Have to make up my mind whether to pre-order the Egret Mini, have already received the link and have 48h to use it… I wish your next video was out already

  14. As for Beat'm Ups, I have been playing Streets of Rage X. I wish Sega would make a SoR game like River City with lots of RPG elements. Also I wish Behemoth would revisit Castle Crashers u_u

  15. Streets of rage 4 is far from repetitive. That was one of the best games released in 2020 by far, and its a beat em up game. An awesome one too, with a variety of combos, stage interactables, weapons, and special moves. Excellent game. And tmnt shredders revenge coming out this year for the switch and p.c. is made by the same developers of streets of rage 4. That's gonna be another awesome beat em up game. Let's not forget river city girls too. Everybody has their own opinions, but I completely disagree with that statement that beat em ups are repetitive I actually think schmups are the repetitive games. I like schmpus too don't get me wrong, but grazing bullets every level gets repetitive and boring to me after a while. You're just doing one thing only 🤷‍♂️.

  16. Loved the editing and presentation of this video. Really awesome, and gave me lots of new games to add to my wishlist!

  17. Another awesome video! So many games, so little money! GUNVEIN looks and sounds awesome. Jitsu Squad looks great too (I love beat 'em ups!), and Never Awake's art style is pretty cool. Sturmwind looks awesome too, might have to pick up a digital copy. #GrandCrossFever #ClassicShooting

  18. Jitsu Squad is far from retro lol. The game is a beat em up on all the steroids. It's like if Guardian Heroes, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Marvel, Guilty Gear and Smash had an orgy

  19. #GrandCrossFever

    I don't think I have ever entered your comps before so I hope I am doing it right. Every single game in this video is my type of game, in fact I can't choose, I want them all LOL. I used to love playing on switch but I am so glad I have discovered the world of games on Steam, cause even with these types of games, PC is the only way to guarantee a rock solid framerate start to finish.

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