[Coming of Age] RollerCoaster Tycoon


Hello old games lovers, Who knows if former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating when in 2000 sang “Life is a Rollercoaster” had experienced 1999 game Rollercoaster Tycoon, released today 18 years ago. This was the first installment of the series and had two sequels in 2002 and 2004. It was a great succes, maybe because it…

[Happy Birthday!] The Last Express


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Last Express, released today in 1997. The game is part of a genre I truly love, the graphic adventures, and is remarable for having been one of the first to experiment a real-time simulation since a minute in real life is also a minute…

[RetroComputers] Amiga 600


HAL-lo guys, If some of you was born in 1992, during the month of March…well you have to know you’re in good company. This month in 1992 the Amiga A600, the “June Bug” joined the Commodore family. Son of the Amiga 500 and Amiga 500 Plus, the A600, was released to boost the sales of…

[Happy Birthday!] Vandal Hearts


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate a little big cult game, Vandal Hearts, released 20 years ago today, on March 27th, 1997. It was one of th first tactical RPGs released in America and one of the firsts for a 32-bit console, even if the Saturn version of the games was released only in…

[Happy Birthday!] Grand Prix


Hello old games lovers, It’s been a while that Atari 2600 hit the market an most of the games designed for it start to feel the weight of their age. Some of them however are still classic and iconic and among them there’s room for Grand Prix that this month turns 35, having been released…

Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #165


Hello guys, Once again I’m very late to the party but here’s the cover of the last Retro Gamer I’ve recived. Sorry for the delay, I know the new issue is already on sale in U.K….but not in Italy! After the last issue, the best of them all for me, this one is centered on…

[Coming of Age] Pokémon Snap


In 1999 Pokemon phenomenon was already well known in Europe and Pokemon Snap was one of the many games centered on it. While not maybe the best or the most famous it’s surely different from all other ones even because it wasn’t supposed to be a Pokemon game (something that happened also with Super Mario…

[Happy Birthday!] Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


Hello old games lovers, Seems yesterday that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night hit the shelves but today we celebrate its 20th anniversary, having been released on March 20th, 1997. The game marks the moment in which the Castlevania franchise turned from a platformer with some RPG features to an action RPG. Symphony of the night…

[Old Firm] Imagic


Back in the roaring days, when the atari 2600 was almost the state of the art in fact of gaming, a troop of designers decided to start to create their own games, upsetting a lot Atati itself: companies like Activision was born in these years and showed other the road to take. While Activision is…