[Happy Birthday!] Perfect Dark


Hello old games lovers, When Nintendo debuted in the 64-bit universe the loyal team Rare followed them publishing probably the best FPS on the platform, Goldeneye. But the adventure in the genre didn’t end with it and soon after always Rare published Perfect Dark: it was another huge success both with critics and public with…

[Happy Birthday!] Pac-Man


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the most important anniversaries in video games world, that of one of the divinities in this world, together with Tetris and Space Invaders: today, May 22nd, 1980 was first released in the arcade market Pac-Man, Namco flagship that was the first game to become a mass…

[Happy Birthday!] Daikatana


Hello old games lovers, What does it mean putting together Quake Engine II, John Romero and an FPS in Shadow Warriors style? It means having in your hands Daikatana that turns 20 today, having been released on May 22nd, 2000. The main problem in being backed by Romero is the risk to “lose” the sense…

[1-minute Review] Heimdall


Year: 1991 Developer: The 8th Day Publisher: Core Design Platforms: Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Sega CD LOAD “” Heimdall is one of those games that never got a huge success and neither is one that redefined a genre; on the other hand it has been defined as an RPG tailored for the ones…

[1-minute Review] Power Drive


Year: 1994 Developer: Rage Software Publisher: U.S. Gold Platforms: Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Gear, Genesis, SNES LOAD “” I’ve never been an Amiga owner (and who knows if I’ll ever be) and my first encounter with Power Drive was on DOS and, since back then I loved Micro Machines but I didn’t have the…

[Forbidden Games] Ibiza Babewatch


Welcome to the forty-third 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,…

[1-minute Review] Aaargh!


Year: 1987 Developer: Arcadia System Publisher: Arcadia System Platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum LOAD “” Il concetto dietro Aaargh! è veramente stupido. Praticamente come in Rampage, l’obiettivo è distruggere edifici e uccidere pwesone e questa volta lo si può fare selezionando uno dei due mostri,…

[Happy Birthday!] Mystery House


Those who are older than me (let’s say 10-15 years older) and those who know something about the histiry of video games won’t be surprised reading the name Mystery House. For those who are unfamiliar with it we can say that 40 years ago, on May 1980 on Apple II the very first adventure with…

[Forbidden Games] Party Games


Welcome to the fourty-second 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,…