[RetroConsole] Vectrex


Throughout all the history of gaming consoles we’ve seen all kind of oddities: the ginormous Atari 5200, the Coleco Telstar Arcade, Nintendo’s Virtual Boy and in recent years  Mattel’s HyperScan,  but for sure a console that cannot be fogotten  in this particular list is the Vectrex, released by General Consumer Electronic first and Milton Bradley…

Freshly delivered! – Retro Gamer Issue #173


Hello guys, This time it was my fault in being late to publish a post about the last Retro Gamer issue. It arrived perfectly on time but only today I had the time to talk about it. Obviously the mag is focused on the cover story about Mario Sunshine, which is a Mario game I’ve…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 26/11/17


Hello guys, To all of the friends who follow me from the other side of the ocean I hope you’ve spent a good Thanksgiving and to all my non-american friends, well…I hope you’ve spent a great week as well! In the last days I felt a bit sick and unfortunately my plans had to change…

[RetroConsole] Atari 5200


Doomed from the beginning. This could be the tagline to describe in a nutshell the life of the Atari 5200, the forgotten son of the console that defined the videogame industry. Even though the console has never, NEVER been a success, I thought It would be anyway nice to talk a bit of it, just…

[Coming of Age] Donkey Kong 64


Hello old games lovers, Today, November 24th, 2017 we celebrate the release of the first fully 3D Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong 64 that came out in 1999 for the N64. Nintendo already did a wonderful job with the previous installments on the DK series, the mini-saga of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES, that…

[Forbidden Games] Custer’s Revenge


Welcome to the sixth 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!] Sonic 2


Hello old games lovers, Tpday we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, released today, Novembre 21 st in 1992. It was the first sequel of Sonic the Hedgehog that wento to become the official Sega mascot. It was the smash hit of the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992-1993 and it sold 6 million…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 19/11/17


Hello guys, This week I finally had the chance to purchase an original PlayStation. It’s been awhile since I had the chance to play with it, like 10 years. The last time it was when I was in my university years with my friends, then we bought a PS2 and still now nobody remembers where…

[Happy Birthday!] Tomb Raider II


In a franchise it’s usually difficult to replicate the success of the first episode installment, especially it the game to beat is Tomb Raider, which sold 7,5 millions of copies. Well, Eidos did it again and the widely announced and awaited Tomb Raider II hit the shelves in Europe in November 1997: it didn’t top…

[The 2600er] Raiders of the Lost Ark


Copyright: 1982 Release Date: November1982 Developer: Atari Inc. Publisher: Atari Inc. Deisgner: Howard Scott Warshaw Code: CX2659 Description Below you find other two images related to the game: the back of the box and the label of the cartridge itself. We read from the back of the box You and Indiana Jones have a mission:…

[RetroComputers] The Class of November ’82


Hello guys, As I stated in one of my post earlier this year, 1982 was the year of the bloom of the home computers. Acorn BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 were all launched during 1982 and they contributed to define the image of the home computer: from now on the computer wasn’t the…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 12/11/17


Hello guys, This week I missed an incredible opportunity to enlarge my collection with a great piece. I was wandering online when I saw a guy willing to sell a european Turbografx in near mint condition, boxed, with all polys, cables, and game for a ridiculous price: 150€. You may think “why this price is…