[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 07/01/18


Hello guys,

Happy 2018 to all of you!

I hope the first week of this new year has been good for you! After my job drained all my energies during Christmas holidays, I’ve had a few days off at the beginning of 2018 so I’ve had time to spend some days with my family, with my girlfriend and to rest a bit and, of course, I’ve rewarded myself with a small dive into retrogaming.

In the last period I’ve developed an unscheduled passion for space shooters. Since I now own a few of them I had just to choose which one to play. Among the ones I have installed on the NES Mini and SNES Mini, like Galaga and Gradius and the phisical cartridges I own, such as Xevious, I picked Super R-Type, which is one of the first SNES games I’ve bought.

I’ve always wanted to try different ports of it because I’ve read great things about almost all of the versions, even those, like the ZX Spectrum one, that should be affected by huge visual and scrolling issues. While I still don’t own the Speccy version (but I’m sure that I will pick it up sooner or later, since it’s considered one of the best games on the platiorm), the SNES version is visually impressive and, much to my dismay, I’ve completed it in just two days. No cheating, but it was just the novice level, with an unlimited amount of continue.

Anyway I’m happy for having completed the first game in 2018 🙂

My collection is not growing so much in these weeks since there are no fairs, markets or online deals that can slake my thirst of old games, but I’m sure that with the incoming while still far away spring season, things will get better and better.

GAMES

  • Europa Universalis IV
    Begun: November 16th, 2016
    Status: 60% completed, on hold
  • Duke Nukem – Episode three: Trapped in the Future
    Begun: January 4th, 2017
    Status: 60% completed, on hold
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 – The Lost Levels
    Begun: January 16th, 2017
    Status: 12% completed, on hold
  • Castlevania
    Begun
    : January 24th, 2017
    Status: 78% completed, on hold
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
    Begun: April 25th, 2017
    Status: 33% completed
  • Probotector
    Begun: December 18th, 2017
    Status:
    71% completed
  • Streets of Rage (SMS)
    Begun: December 12th, 2017
    Status: 63% completed
  • Super R-Type
    Begun: January 2nd, 2018
    Status: 100% Completed on January 4th after 2 days

BOOKS

  • Retro Gamer #174
    Begun: December 22nd, 2017
    Status: 100% Completed on January 6th, 2018 after 15 days

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