[Happy Birthday!] Super Mario Land 2


Hello old games lovers, In these days when the rumors for a possible GameBoy Mini start to be persistent, it’s with perfect timing that I announce you the birthday of one of the Mario classics for Nintendo famouns handheld, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, released in Japan today, October 21st, 1992. The game…

[Forbidden Games] Sabrina


Welcome to the fourth entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents. A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten,…

[Happy Birthday!] Zork: Grand Inquisitor


Hello old games lovers, Back in the 80s, Zork was one of the defining game for most of the home computers of the period. It was a graphically rude game, an interactive fiction that has been very popular and a precious inspiration for later games of the same genre. The original games spawned some clones…

[RetroConsole] Sega CD


In today’s episode of RetroConsole not a proper console but an add-on, a peripheral, maybe the most important during the early era of CD-ROM. Today I’d like to introduce you the Sega CD, also known in Europe as Mega CD that was released in the US on, October 15th, 1995 so 25 years ago! The…

[Happy Birthday!] Age of Empires


Hello old games lovers, One of the best historically-based real-time strategy games ever released, it spawned a swarm of sequels and I’m quite sure is represented a huge slice of teenagers time back in the day. Its popularity was and still is immense and I’ve personally spent cpountless hours to play it together with Warcraft…

[Happy Birthday!] Night Trap


Hello old games lovers, There was an age when the FMV was a thing and the CDs industry was burgeoning. Those years surely gave us great games but even some odd ones that during the years have gained a sort of cult fashion. One of these is Night Trap, released for the Sega-CD and 3DO…

[RetroPicks] Guess what’s the odd one out…


Hello guys, I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately, European and American, since I’ve found a person that is selling imprted NTSC games that otherwise I wouldn’t find in Europe. All of them were rather common so this means that they were also cheap! 🙂 But there’s something more, as you can see…

[Happy Birthday!] Q*Bert


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the weirdest characters ever appeared in a videogame, Q*Bert. His adventures started in Ocotber 1982 in the arcades and the game was later ported (in 1983) for various system, such as (of course) Atari 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision and in the following…

[Happy Birthday!] Zool


Hello old games lovers, What happens when you are in the animal mascot era, back in the 90s, and in the midst of ninja craze? Easy, you release Zool, a platformer where the titular hero is a sort of ninja ant “from the Nth dimension”! While pronbably the most known or the best platformer ever,…

[Happy Birthday!] Mortal Kombat


Hello old games lovers, I’ve never been a beat-’em-up/brawler gamer, but I can recognize when a game is so good that even if is not my genre I feel the urge to play it. One of this games is Mortal Kombat that celebrate today its 25th anniversary, having been released on October 8th, 1992. This…