[IsoMetRic Games] La Abadia del Crimen / Age of Empires / Alien Shooter


Hello guys, This is the first entry of the column that will be your companion for the whole year 2021, [IsoMetRic Games], a mini-compendium of the mandatory isometric games ever released. It’s something difficult to explain but the “perfect” isometric visuals, the 120°-120°-120° has always given a sense of perfection to me that I’ve never…

[IsoMetRic Games] 720° / 7th Legion / 1849


Hello guys, This is the first entry of the column that will be your companion for the whole year 2021, [IsoMetRic Games], a mini-compendium of the mandatory isometric games ever released. It’s something difficult to explain but the “perfect” isometric visuals, the 120°-120°-120° has always given a sense of perfection to me that I’ve never…

[Happy Birthday!] Final Fight 3


Hello old games lovers, Final Fight has been one of the most influential beat ’em ups and, as expected, it marked the beginning of a standalone series that count, at least among the classic title, three games. Final Fight 3, released today, December 22nd, 1995 for the SNES is the last of the trilogy; it…

[RetroSoft] 30 years of the World Wide Web


Il 20 Dicembre del 1990 è una di quelle date che hanno cambiato la storia e forse nemmeno ce ne rendiamo conto. Era il 20 Dicembre 1990 quando Tim Berners-Lee con la collaborazione di Robert Cailliau creò il World Wide Web, il principale servizio che opera attraverso internet e che ha permesso a tutti noi…

[Happy Birthday!] Zork


Hello old games lovers, When we talk about adventure games, some of us may think about graphic adventures, the point-and-cick games made by Sierra or LucasArts but even before we had text adventures of interactive fiction and among them none has been more important than Zork, the game that popularized the genre and that became…

[Happy Birthday!] WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness


Hello old games lovers, We celebrate today the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest RTS of all time, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, released today, December 9th, 1995. There are the human lovers who love their precise buildings, their vikings-like warriors and their Footmen and who loves orcs, graceless but more dangerous and their…

[Happy Birthday!] The Dig


Hello old games lovers, We celebrate today the release of what I consider the last big 2D graphic adventure, of course released by LucasArts, The Dig, that came out exactly 25 years ago. It was a great adventure set in space and it went on to sell more than 300k copies. Buongiorno retroamici, Oggi festeggiamo…

[Editorial] The definitive setup of the gaming room


Finalmente ci siamo arrivato. In un lunghissimo processo di quasi due anni finalmente la mia sala è completa, tutte le console sono al loro posto, attaccate e funzionanti e in ogni momento posso usare quella che preferisco per una partita al volo senza dovermi preoccupare di verificare il funzionamento di tutto. Ma andiamo per gradi….

[2020 with Windows games] Outlaws / Oni / ObsCure


Hello guys, This is the fifteenth entry of the [2020 with Windows games] column, a mini-compendium of the mandatory Windows games ever released. For a big part of my life I’ve been a PC games player and I had tons of old games to play with back in the 00s. This is my homage to…

[RetroSoft] Windows 1.0 officially released 35 years ago!


Hello retrolovers, Today (or better, a few days ago) we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the first version ever of Windows, the release 1.0. Back then Windows had to be launched via MS-DOS and in fact all of the operations that could be done on DOS could be done on Windows as well, but with…