[Forbidden Games] Erotic Empire


Welcome to the thirty-eighth 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!] Ye Ar Kung-Fu


Hello old games lovers, If the beat ’em up genre has had its forefather Karate Champ, it’s impossible to deny the importance as a “founding father” of Ye Ar Kung-Fu, released in the arcades 40 yars ago, in January 1980. Distributed also on Commodore 64, MSX, Zx Spectrum and NES, the game sees the protagonist…

[Happy Birthday!] Battle Arena Toshinden


Hello guys and happy 2020! The first game of the decade came out exactly today in 1995 and it’s Battle arena Toshinden, one of the earliest 3D fighting games. Electronic Gaming Monthly named it best fighting game of 1995 and it paved the way for the rise of 3D games such as Tekken and Dead…

[The 2600er] Secret Quest


Copyright: 1989 Release Date: December 1989 Developer: Axlon Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Nolan Bushnell (Designer), Steve DeFrisco (Programmer) Code: CX26170 Description It’s been a long time since I’ve last tackled the hostory of Atari 2600 games and it looked fair to me to give the farewell to year 2019 with another game for the platform, although…

[Editorial] 20K leagues under I ❤ Old Games!


Questo titolo raffazzonato con tanto di (forzato?) rimando al romanzo di Jules Verne è solo per festeggiare il raggiungimento di 20mila visite annuali. Il 2019 si era aperto cbene o male come si era chiuso il 2018 con un migliaio di visite mensili ma dalla primavera I ❤ Old Games! ha iniziato a marciare a…

[Happy Birthday!] Heretic


From the publishers of DOOM! Yes, Heretic was another great game from id Software, the comnpany that revolutionized the FPS for PC in the early 90s. Heretic, along with its sequel Hexen, threw a bit of RPG into the original shooter formula and the result was a hugely enjoyable game stat still holds up pretty…

[Happy Birthday!] Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse


Ok, it’s true, Castlevania III is dramatically similar to the first Castlevania, with a few innovation and with graphics that are in the end identical, but cracking the whip with Simon Belmont on the NES is always a pleasure and today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dracula’s Curse, third and last installment of the…

[Game of The Week] Week #32 – Voyeur


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the thirty-second of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Voyeur for CD-i!   Developer: Philips POV Entertainment Publisher: Philips Interactive Platforms: CD-i (pictured), MS-DOS, Mac Genre: Interactive Movie Release Date: 1993 For the loyal readers of this blog (I…