[Happy Birthday!] Elite


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Elite that came out today, September 20th, 1984, made by Acornsoft. Elite is probably one of the most underrated gamnes among the revolutionary ones. It came out in the middle of the 8-bit era and it wascharacterized by an open world in fully wireframe…

[Forbidden Games] Diva X: Ariana


Welcome to the thirty-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,…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 15/09/19


Hello guys, After a whole year and thanks to last week reading frenzy, I’ve finally caught up with my backlog of magazines and I’m now reading the last magazine I’ve received, Retro Gamer issue #195. That’s a great achievement 😀 I’m counting the days to receive the Mega Drive Mini and day after day the…

[Game of The Week] Week #21 – Castle Shikigami 2 – War of the Worlds


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the twenty-first of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Castle Shikigami 2 – War of the Worlds for PS2! Developer: AlfaSystem Co. Ltd. Publisher: XS Games LLC. Platforms: Arcade, Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2 (pictured), Xbox, Windows Genre: Shoot ’em…

[Happy Birthday!] DuckTales


Hello old games lovers, Platforming at its best. Before Capcom went on to sell millions of copies of the Resident Evil franchise, they were damn good in platformers: they all have their distinctive style and it’s easy to spot their ones in a decade when platformers on console were the norm. Today we celebrate the…

[Happy Birthday!] SoulCalibur


Since I didn’t grow up with a Dreamcast in my living room, unfortunately I missed a lot of great games that graced this unlucky but loved console. Ported directly from the arcade, SoulCalibur is probably one of the best 3D beat ’em ups of the 90, although it was released at the very end of…

[2019 with DOS games] Rogue / Rise of the Dragon / Rayman


Hello guys, This is the eighteenth entry of the [2019 with DOS games] column, a mini-compendium of the mandatory MS-DOS games ever released. For a big part of my life I’ve been a PC games player and I had tons of old games to play with back in the 90s. This is my homage to…

[Game of The Week] Week #20 – Gyruss


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the twentieth, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Gyruss for NES! Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Platforms: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, NES (pictured) Genre: Shoot ’em Up Release Date: 1983…

[Review] 5th Fleet


REVIEW # 00000000 01011000 Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt