[Happy Birthday!] Ecco the Dolphin


Hello old games lovers, Have you ever thought that an innocent and cute dolphin could have been the main character for a video game? Oh…you did? Ok, so you won’t be surprised if I say Ecco the Dolphin. But maybe you could be a bit more surprised knowing that today, July 31st, this game turns…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 30/07/17


Hello guys, During the last weeks I developed a sort of interest in electronics, which is something that I’ve never studied and in which I’m a complete newbie. I don’t know exactly how a circuit work, or how an IC a chip or a transistor work, but I’d like to go more in depth on…

[Happy Birthday!] Double Dragon


Hello old games lovers, Do you remember the first beat’em up you’ve played? Well, if you are “old” enough probably it was Double Dragon. I have bad (not so bad actually) news for you. You’re old for real! We celebrate this month the 25th anniversary of this wonderful game, released in July of 1987 for…

Freshly delivered! Retro Gamer Issue #169


Hello guys, A few days ago has arrived in my office the new issue of Retro Gamer. This month the cover is dedicated to Virtua Fighter which actually is not a game I’m particularily fond of but there will be two interesting pieced on Double Dragon, a game I’ve recently purchased for the NES and…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 23/07/17


Hello guys, Another week spent looking for good games and waiting for something I’ve bought on eBay. Since I want to repair a console I’ve bought (and I don’t want to spoil which one is until is fixed 🙂 ) I’ve ordered one of those screwdrivers made just for the strange screws you can find…

[Happy Birthday!] Joust


Hello old games lovers, Sometimes I happen to be a bit late on the celebration and this is the case. A few days ago, precisely on July 16th, it was the 25th anniversary of a huge arcade success, later ported on console, Joust, released in 1982. This game, source of inspiration for another success, NES’…

[Shut up and take my money!] Ataribox, the King is back!


Hello guys! You may have noticed that in the few days a lot of rumors came out about the new Atari console, the Ataribox. This time it looks like the former King of video games industry will come back for real. After a teaser shown on 2017 E3, the Ataribox is set to be released…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 16/07/17


Hello guys, Unfortunately this week I was quite poor because I haven’t got the wi-fi connection for 3-4 days. I’ve been out of town for several days and, even though I had my laptop with me I’ve been very busy and I haven’t written anything; I trust next week would be way more proficient 🙂…

[Restoring] My first mod: a region-free NES


Hello guys, If someone last year had told me that in summer 2017 I would have mod a console, I would have considered him a fool. My only console back then was my old NES and I thought I’ve lost it somewhere since I’ve found it again in my basement. Then I started to creater…