[Happy Birthday!] Star Fox 64


Hello old games lovers, If you remember, after 1996, after the release of the N64, every game had a “64” version. There was Duke Nukem, and Deke Nukem 64, there was Quake and Quake 64, Mario and Mario 64. I could go on for hours but I don’t think it will be helpful. All this…

[Happy Birthday!] Carmageddon


Hello old games lovers, Today is the 20th annoversary one on the most controversial games back then, Carmageddon, released in the US today, June 30th, 1997. The american release followed the european (June 20th) and the Swedish (June 13th). I remember all the hype for this game 20 years ago: too violent, too “wrong”, unsuitable…

Freshly delivered! Retro Gamer Issue #168


Hello guys, Finally, after a long long wait yesterday morning the last issue of Retro Gamer popped into my office. Actually is not the very last, which came out last week but the last for me…the May one… Thi is one of the issues in which the main piece is not properly my kind of…

[Shut up and take my money!] Time for the SNES Mini


Hello guys, It’s the news of (yester)day, now OFFICIALLY Nintendo confirmed there will be a sequel of its “classic” collection and on September 29th will be released, perhaps in limited edition, the SNES Mini, “son” of the NES Mini released last year. At the moment is still not possible to pre-order it online but I…

[Ye Olde] The real Triforce: Apple II, Commodore PET, and TRS-80


Hello guys, 1977 is one of the most important years in history of computer science and video games since it saw the release – in November – of the Atari 2600, one of the most successful and longeve consoles ever made and of three of the most iconic computers not only of their era, but…

[Happy Birthday!] Head over Heels


Hello old games lovers, If you had a Spectrum in the 80s  you’ve likely tried at least once Head Over Heels the isometric adventure game relaeased by Ocean. It was one of the Speccy Classic even if was then ported on otehr systems, such as the Amstrad for example, but the original version is the…

[Happy Birthday!] Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the most influential graphic adventures ever released, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, released in June 1992. Talking about point-and-click games, LucasArts is an institution, having released during the years iconic games like Maniac Mansion, its sequel Day of the Tentacle, then Sam & Max…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 18/06/17


Hello guys, I’ve spent last week reading a lot. Finally I finished the last issue of Retro Gamer (or at least the last issue they sent me, since they’re one month late with the delivery……) and I picked up again my ZX Spectrum Special and read a bit of that, especially a great piece about…

[Coming of Age] Descent 3


Hello old games lovers, Today, June 17th blows 18 candles Descent 3, third installment of a mini saga of peculiar FPS, whose first title was Descent, released in 1995. Descent is a particular FPS because first thing first from the beginning gave to the player a complete freedom of movement in all directions (at the…

[RetroPicks] Master System, Master Race


Hello guys, Some times ago I stumbled upon some interesting auctions on Sega Master System games. It were some of these 1$ auction with no reserve price and with cheap shipping costs so I tried to get as many games as I could. After four days of bidding, as you can imagine I’ve lost many…