[The 2600er] Haunted House


Copyright: 1981 Release Date: March 1982 Developer: Atari Inc. Publisher: Atari Inc. Deisgner: James Andreasen Code: CX2654 Description Below you find other two images related to the game: the back of the box and the label of the cartridge itself. We read from the back of the box You are stumbling around in a dark…

[Review] Castlevania


REVIEW # 00000000 00111010 My heart says… Despite being one of the most famous franchise of all time, I’m new to the Castlevania universe (shame on me), since I played the first time on my NES  Mini. However I tried to behave like it were 1986 and like I were a young boy playing it for…

[Happy Birthday!] Contra


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the Arcade release of Contra, by Konami that today turns 30. Contra is a game ported on various platforms and has the peculiarity to have different plots for japanese, north american and european versions. The common trait is that an accident has brough an alien life form on…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 19/02/17


Hello guys! This week my consoles & games collection has improved, since a new member joined the party, the Atari 2600 Dart Vader I purchased last weekend. I passed this week watching it, and smiling at him, like it were a new member of the family. And as it happens when a family grow bigger…

[Games to Read] The Atari Book


Hello guys! I thought this could have been a good base for my Atari project so I bought this bookazine at imagineshop. It’s part of the Retro Gamer family and is focused on all atari games and consoles ever produced, from the 2600 to the last, disastrous Atari Jaguar. In the middle the Atari home…

[Editorial] The ❤ list


Hello boys & girls, Love it or not, today is Valentine day, the most depressing day of the year for a single and one of the most hated by the majority of the guys involved in a relationship (you know, restaurants, roses, gifts…) I ❤ Old Games, which is based on love (even if it’s a love…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 12/02/17


Hello guys! So, apparently it looks like Netflix got the right to make am animated series based on Castlevania…and they todl that it will be the first ever good video game transposition on the TV screen. We’ll see… This week, better yet yesterday morning I stumled upon an excellent deal. It was just what I…

[Coming of Age] Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri


Hello old games lovers, If Civilization II ended with the departure of a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri starts right from here, from the colonization of another world. And did this exactly 18 years ago, February 12th, 1999.

[Coming of Age] Final Fantasy VIII


Hello old games lovers, After the great success of Final Fantasy VII (you can read the post about the anniversary here) Final Fantasy VIII was the first video game of the franchise translated in  italian and it came out today, February 11h, 1999, therefore it turns 18 today. Final Fantasy VIII is also the second…

[Happy Birthday!] Mario Kart 64


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 20th birthday of Mario Kart 64, released in North America on February 10th, 1997; this is the first installment of the Mario Kart saga, sort of spin-off of the Super Mario series and I see a lot of analogies with BC Racers even if the presence of Mario…

[RetroPicks] An orange touch: Game Boy Advance!


Hello guys! You may think from my blog that, being an old games and old consoles lover, I own (or I owned) a huge collection. Unfortunately I haven’t been so lucky, but I fuelled my passion playing a lot of games on a lot of different consoles mainly with friends. This make me always willing…