[Editorial] Unboxing the SNES Mini!


Hello guys! FINALLY the day has come and the wait is over. Like Mario when he found the Princess after hearing a thousand times that she was in another castle, today, after a wait of months and months I’ve received from Game Stop my pre-ordered copy of the shiny brand new SNES Mini, formally Nintendo…

[RetroPicks] Unexpected deals are the best deals!


Hello guys, You now I’m an eBay addicted and everyday I check patiently and carefull all the new ads to try to find good things at low prices. One of the searches I follow painstackingly is the one related to the NES world which is my undisguised love. However there is always someone who puts…

Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #171


Hello guys! Finally a few days the *last* Retro Gamer issue has arrived in my mailbox. Since I saw the first images of the cover I realized this might have been my favourite issue so far and it actually is! I started immediately to read it and I’ve already passed the first half, finding inside…

[Happy Birthday!] Pole Position


Hello old games lovers, Today, September 24th we celebrate the release in the US, 35 years ago, of a great racing game, Pole Position. It’s a game I love and I made a review some months ago for the 2600 version; when it came out it was probably the best racing simulation games ever released…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 24/09/17


Hello guys, Since I began my collecting “carreer” I’ve always had a kind of “stuggle”. The gaming world has always been divided in two groups: home console games and PC games. Even though the console games are, in some way, easier to track down and collect (even though they can become very expensive), the games…

[Coming of Age] Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


Hello old games lovers, Today, September 22nd we celebrate the 18th anniversary of one of the masterpieces of survival horror, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, released today in 1999. If you are like me and you’ve played (and completed) it, you’ve surely shat your pants dozens of times trying to escape that 10 feet tall nightmare…

[Forbidden Games] Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties


Welcome to the 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,…

[Happy Birthday!] Abe’s Oddysee


Hello old games lovers, Even though some of us moved the first steps in the world of video gaming on the PlayStation, we have to realize that this wonderful console is almost 20 years old so most of the successful games released for it are now in their twenties. Today another game officially enter in…

[Happy Birthday!] Punch-Out!


Hello old games lovers, If you’re old enough to remember the heydays of Mike Tyson you won’t surprised from oll the hype around his controversial personality. One of the boxing games that exploited the success of the black panther was Punch-Out!, a.k.a. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!, released today, September 18th, 1987. This game (featured also on…

[RetroPicks] NES & SNES


Hello guys, In the last times I started to make some modifications and restoring of old consoles. Actually the few I made turned out to be good jobs so I got the idea to do this as a side project of blogging and collecting. For this reason I’m always looking for consoles to repair and…

[Restoring] Commodore 1570 Disk Drive retrobrighting


Hello guys, Time ago I’ve found in a old an dirty container a quite decent Commodore Disk Drive for 5,25″ floppy disk. I’ve always loved these kind of media and in fact I’ve recently decided to change the logo of this blog from Mario’s Goomba to one of these neat 3M disks 🙂 However the…