[Happy Birthday!] Lunar Lander


Hello old games lovers, The celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the conquest of the Moon are recent history. In 1979 when the landing on the moon was still somethign quite new and only 10 years had passed since the event, Atari had the brilliant idea to release for the arcades a new game, Lunar…

[Forbidden Games] Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2


Welcome to the thirty-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,…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 18/08/19


Hello guys, This week is usually in Italy a week of holidays and BBQ with friends. Ok, I had no holidays because I worked all the week (italians probably won’t understand how this is frustrating, especially a 13-hours shift on August 15th) but al least I had my BBQ. Yesterday night huge evening BBQ with…

[Game of The Week] Week #17 – Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the seventeenth, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin for Intellivision! Developer: APh Technologican Consulting Publisher: Mattel Electronics Platforms: Intellivision (pictured), Mattel Aquarius Genre: RPG Release Date: 1983 Back when D&D was…

[Review] VVVVVV


REVIEW # 00000000 01010111 Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valourous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal…

[RetroConsole] 30 years of Genesis, 30 years of Mega Drive


Sega has already announced its shiny new mini console, due to be released in September, so there’s no better time than today to celebrate the Mega Drive, released in North America, as Genesis 30 years ago today, August 14th, 1989. Sega ha da tempo annunciato la sua nuova scintillante mini console che verrà rilasciata a settembre,…

[Happy Birthday!] The Need for Speed


Hello old games lovers, When we talk about racing games, for sure one of the first games that comes to mind is The Need for Speed that belongs to the highest grossing franchise in its genre. But if we think about the fact that it was originally released for the 3DO, one of the failures…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 11/08/19


Hello guys, I’ve been playing a lot VVVVVV on my Switch last week and I’ve read a lot. I’ve started my second mag this month so I’m slowly catching up with my backlog, but unfortunately no new games on the horizon. I think that until I’ll put my hands on the Mega Drive Mini there…

[Game of The Week] Week #16 – Spider-Man & X-Men: Arcade’s Revenge


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the sixteenth, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Spider-Man & X-Men: Arcade’s Revenge for SNES! Developer: Software Creations Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Platforms: SNES (pictured), Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, Game Boy Genre: Action, Platformer Release Date: November 1992 In…

[Editorial] I ❤ Old Games! becomes bilingual!


Yes, you read right. I ❤ Old Games! has had a great success – great for my standards of course – since I switched it in english two years ago but after three years running I’ve asked myself if it’s right to keep it english only. In the end I’m italian, I speak italian and…