Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #166


Hello guys, Another month, another issue, even if with the long delivery time this copy of Retro Gamer overlaps with the new one I’ll receive next month. Now that my collection of games and consoles is improving I can better appreciate most of the articles in the mag, first of all the cover game, Road…

[Happy Birthday!] Kirby’s Dream Land


Hello old games lovers, Kirby is a frachise that got a lot of iterations on amost all Nintendo consoles. Today I’d like to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dream Land, released today in 1992 for the immortal Game Boy. The developers did a great job since the games mechanics were quite similar the the original…

[RetroPicks] A bit of Mega Drive and a bit of Master System


Hello guys, It’s been a while since I’ve tried (unsuccesfully) to buy a SEGA Master System (obviously the first model) which is one of the the old home consoles still missing in my collection among the major ones, namely NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube on Nintendo side, Master System, Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast on SEGA side…

[RetroComputers] ZX Spectrum turns 35!


If you were born outside Europe it could be difficult for you to understand the love the old continent felt for the Speccy. But if you’re european and in particular english you can’t help but fondly remember that black keyboard with the rainbow on the bottom right side. That small and affordable home computer was one…

[Editorial] First anniversary of I ❤ Old Games!


And so the time has come. Seems like yesterday I published my first post, but actually a whole year have passed and today I’m proud to celebrate the first anniversary of I ❤ Old Games! This blog, born as a side hobby, since back then I run another blog, MoviesTavern, with your help and your…

[Coming of Age] Baldur’s Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the gratest RPGs of all time, Baldur’s Gate, nay, the first expansion of the first installment, released during the month of April in 1999. BG is definitely one of the RPGs I love the most, maybe is even my favourite. I played the most important of…

[Happy Birthday!] Ultima VII: The Black Gate


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ultima VII: The Black Gate, released exactly today, April 16th, 1992. Seventh installment of the Ultima series, this is maybe the best games of all the franchise. Even Richard Garriott, developer of this games and other of the series, named The Black Gate as…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 16/04/17


Hello guys, …And happy Easter to all of you!!! I hope you’re enjoying the company of your family and friends! I just arrive to my parents for the Easter lunch and both today and tomorrow my girlfriend and I will spend a couple of hours to the sea that’s only half an hour away from…

[Happy Birthday!] Dig Dug


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 35the anniversary of Dig Dug, release by Namco for the arcade today, 14 April in 1982. The games was later succesfully ported on Atari 2600. The game was a big hit and a huge number of clones were developed in the years after. Even the gameplay, based…

[RetroPicks] Gifts from London!


Hello guys, As you may know a couple of weeks ago I’ve been to London with my girlfriend. Finally we had the possibility to visit the city and luckily we had five sunny and hot days and I had the possibility to attend the London Gaming Market that was exactly in the same hotel where…

[RetroConsole] I’m Nintendo, Super Nintendo


Sometimes whe you have a big success, like Nintendo had with NES, it’s difficult to prove once again to be the best. But Nintendo did it and in 1992, exactly today April 11th, Europe saw for the first time the brand new japanese 16-bit console, an item that made history as one of the best…