[Happy Birthday!] The Curse of Monkey Island


Hello old games lovers, As you may know I’m a huge fan of graphics adventiures, especially those of LucasArts and is not a secret that Monkey island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is one of my favourite above all (I gave it 94/100 in my review of the second installment). I fell more comfortable to play adventures…

[RetroConsole] 30 years of PC Engine!


Today another piece of late 80s brood of home console celebrate it 30th birthday. On October 30th, 1987, NEC’s PC Engine hit the shelves in Japan and, despite a huge success there, it never had the same fortune in the West, where, however was eagerly awaited. So let’s examine a bit in depth this a…

[Coming of Age] Rayman 2: The Great Escape


Hello old game lovers, The first Rayman game impressed positively for its wonderful, polished and highly detailed graphics and, despite being a rather easy and straightforward platform, it was funny to play even just to have a look at its visuals. Today, 18 years ago, on October 29th, 1999 it was released in Europe the…

[RetroComputers] Commodore PET


Hello guys, 1977 has been a crucial year for technology: on the side of gaming console there was the debut of one of the most famous home product ever released, the Atari 2600 and on the side of computer science this was the year the famous “Trio of ’77” was released. A triad of popular…

Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #172


Hello guys, Finally one of the Retro Gamer issue I was waiting for the most has arrived straight to my desk and I really can’t wait to read it all. It feature a lot of contents I realy long to read and as far as I know allk the columns and articles will be really…

[RetroConsole] Sega Master System


They say when you turn 30 you really start to be conscious that you’re an adult and you’re going to be an old adult quickly that what you think. I don’t know if this is true but if it is so we can say that from today the guiltily forgotten Sega Master System is officially…

[Happy Birthday!] Super Mario Land 2


Hello old games lovers, In these days when the rumors for a possible GameBoy Mini start to be persistent, it’s with perfect timing that I announce you the birthday of one of the Mario classics for Nintendo famouns handheld, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, released in Japan today, October 21st, 1992. The game…

[Forbidden Games] Sabrina


Welcome to the fourth 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!] Zork: Grand Inquisitor


Hello old games lovers, Back in the 80s, Zork was one of the defining game for most of the home computers of the period. It was a graphically rude game, an interactive fiction that has been very popular and a precious inspiration for later games of the same genre. The original games spawned some clones…

[RetroConsole] Sega CD


In today’s episode of RetroConsole not a proper console but an add-on, a peripheral, maybe the most important during the early era of CD-ROM. Today I’d like to introduce you the Sega CD, also known in Europe as Mega CD that was released in the US on, October 15th, 1995 so 25 years ago! The…