[Old Firm] HAL Laboratory turns 40!


Hello everybody, In the panorama of the software houses that this year will celebrate important anniversaries, there’s one that maybe has less appeal compared to the usual ones like Konami, Namco and Bandai, but that has left a big mark in the history of videogames and ut’s HAL Laboratory, founded 40 years ago, on February…

[Forbidden Games] Catherine


Welcome to the thirty-ninth 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!] Ristar


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “little brother” of Sonic, born by the same development teat and with some features of the famous Sega hedgehog, Ristar, that has been released 25 years ago today, on February 16th, 1995. Very similar to Sonic in the settings and therefore part of…

[Game of the Week] Week #37 – Dizzy Panic


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the thirty-seventh of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Dizzy Panic for ZX Spectrum! Developer:  Big Red Software Publisher: Codemasters Platforms: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum (pictured), C64, Master System, Game Gear Genre: Platformer Release Date: May 1990 Dizzy Panic…

[Stuff I wish I had] Famicom Disk System…or a Twin Famicom!


Hello guys, The NES games library is by far the widest in my collection for a lot of reasons: my love for NES, having been my first console, for the sheer amount of games that defined a whole generation of gamers, for being the first console for which I’ve started to amass games and so…

[Happy Birthday!] Super Mario Bros. 3


Hello old games lovers, When we talk about platform games it’s impossible not to cite Super Mario Bros., probably the most famous platformer ever and when we talk about Super Mario Bros saga we need to talk about Super Mario Bros. 3 that, there’s no escaping, turns out to be probably the best platformer ever….

[Game of the Week] Week #35 – Tomb Raider


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the thirty-fifth of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Tomb Raider for Xbox 360! Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Nixxes Software BV Publisher: Square Enix Platforms: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360 (pictured) Genre: Dynamic Adventure Release Date: March 5th, 2013…

[Happy Birthday!] The Sims


  Hello old games lovers, Year 2000 looks like it has just passed (at least for who’s writing), but I have to deal with the fact that 20 years have already passed. 20 like the candles that today (nay, yesterday, sorry for the delay) blows The Sims, released on February 4th, 2000. The impact of…