[Happy Birthday!] Planescape: Torment


This is one of the few games I had original and in big box back in the heyday and I bought Planescape: Torment riding the wave of the enthusiasm for the RPG genre that at the end of the millennium was healthy more than ever, led by two sacren monsters like Diablo II and Baldur’s…

[Review] Lure of the Temptress


REVIEW # 00000000 01011110 When I came to my senses I found myself a prisoner in Turnvale’s squallid dungeons. Here’s my tale…

[Happy Birthday!] Tekken


In a market, that of beat ’em ups, that first saw the dominance of Street fighter and then the success of Mortal Kombat, in the mid 90s rose another competitor, Tekken, which officially debuted 25 years ago in the arcades, on December 9th, 1994. It was one of the first fully-3D franchises together with Virtua…

[Game of The Week] Week #30 – Dragon Power


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the thirtieth of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Dragon Power for NES! Developer: Tose Co. Publisher: Bandai America Platforms: NES Genre: Racing Release Date: March 1988 Before Dragon Ball became a thing in Italy (I remember it broadcasted…

[Forbidden Games] Michael Ninn’s Latex: The Game


Welcome to the thirty-sixth 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,…

[RetroConsole] 25 years of PlayStation


The story of the present and the future of the video games starts today. Or better started today 25 years ago when on December 3rd, 1994 in Japan the PlayStation was first unveiled, a console with which an outsider – a huge outsider – like Sony capitalized the failed cooperation with Nintendo, revolutionizing, maybe unexpectedly,…

[2019 with DOS games] Xonix / Xenomorph / Xatax


Hello guys, This is the twenty-fourth 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 them….

[Happy Birthday!] Kung-Fu Master


Hello old games lovers, We open December celebrateing one of the first successful outing of the martial arts in video games, Kung-Fu Master, released 35 years ago, in December 1984 for the arcades (although the picture is that of the NES version). The game is widely considered as a forerunner of the scrolling beat ’em…

[RetroConsole] 40 years of APF Imagination Machine


Do you remember the good old times of the consoles full of peripherals tot try to cacth up with the technology and with the competitors? The times of the consoles that looked like the Megazord from the Power Rangers with all those things attached to the real console? No? So refresh your memory with the…

[RetroComputers] Atari 400/800, the 8-bit line turns 40!


Even though the real Atari is not on usiness since the mid 90s, its name still have its charme and, most of all, an impressive history. This november we celebrate the debut of the company in the world of home computers with the first two computers of the 8-bit line, the Atari 400 and the…

[Happy Birthday!] Knight Lore


When we talk about Spectrum and Ultimate Play the Game, the software house “father” of the well known Rare, we can expect nothing short of a great game. Knight Lore surely doesn’t disappoint and today, exactly 35 years after its release, it’s still super enjoyable on the home computer of the aficionados. For the nostalgic…

[RetroConsole] 25 years of Sega Saturn!


There’s something magically nostalgic in the end of Sega as a hardware developer, something that only who owned a Saturn and even more a Dreamcast can understand. The decline of Sega began actually with the Saturn itself, a console surely not fo forget and with a range of software that the nostalgics find still enjoyable…