[Happy Birthday!] Hang-On


Hello old games lovers, There are people who love racing, there are people who like fast cars and some who like fast bikes. For the first there’s OutRun, for the others Hang-On. This sega masterpiege turns 35 this month, having been released in the arcades in July, 1985 and was later converted to Master System,…

[The 2600er] Adventure


Copyright: 1980 Release Date: July 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Warren Robinett (Programmer) Code: CX2613 Description Adventure is for sure one of the most famous and most iconic games to grace the Atari 2600. Programmed by Warren Robinett is even more famous for being the first game ever to feature an hidden easter egg,…

[Happy Birthday!] Dr. Mario


Hello old games lovers, Yes, Mario did it. He’s like the “bald guy from Brazzers” (a.k.a. Johnny Sins) because he did every possible job, but at least he’s always dressed (you want to see Mario naked? Well, have a look at one of the many Ron Jeremy videos out there…you pervert). In this outing he’s…

[Picks of the Month] Spring-Summer 2020


Hello everybody, It’s been ages since the last time I’ve updated this column and the reason is very simple. With the pandemic raging and the future of my job that is still unclear and the expenses raising there’s no margin left for me to buy games and even those already planned, since the purchase of…

[Happy Birthday!] Castlevania: Dracula X


Hello old games lovers, I’ve been laying a lot of Castlevania lately thanks to the collection I’ve just bought for PS4 with all of the main games of the Konami series. And today we also celebrate the anniversary of Dracula X, adapration of Rondo of Blood for SNES, released today, July 22nd, 1995, hence 25…

[Happy Birthday!] Missile Command


Hello old games lovers, Do you remember the (good) ol’ days of the Cold War? Well, refresh your mind with Missile Command, released in the arcades in July 1980, hence 40 years ago. It’s not explicitly stated but we have different califonian cities under attack by missiles launched by a foreign power (I let you…

[1-minute Review] Screamer


Year: 1995 Developer: Graffiti Publisher: Interplay Platforms: DOS, Mac, Windows LOAD “” At the time when I got my first computer, an humble 286, my best friend had received a brand new PC with Win95 installed (and you can understand how I was blown away when I first saw it) and, as a gift from…

[The 2600er] Fishing Derby


Copyright: 1980 Release Date: July 1980 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision Deisgner: David Crane (Programmer) Code: AG-004 Description When Fishing Derby hit the market the average gamer was used to Combat-style graphics, so no wonder why Activision game was praised for its advanced visuals back then. On the other hand Atari had no competitors until then,…

[Forbidden Games] Erotica Island


Welcome to the forty-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,…