[Coming of Age] EverQuest


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 18th anniversary of EverQuest, released March 16th, 1999. EverQuest was released deep in the years when RPSg ruled and when MMORPG were beginning to become the stardard for a role playing game. Unfortunately I’ve never had the time and possibility to play it seriously but I remember…

[Coming of Age] Need for Speed: High Stakes


Hello old games lovers, Need for Speed is a franchise that most of us will have fond memories about, especially for the first installments. After the initial success a swarm od sequels, spin offs and reboots have been released and today we celebrate one of them, since 18 years ago, on March 1st, 1999 was…

[Coming of Age] Heroes of Might and Magic III


Hello old games lovers, Today turns 18 a game I’m particularily attached to, Heroes of Might and Magic III, released February 28th, 1999, which is one of the games I played the most along with Super Mario Bros. 3 and Grand Prix 2. I made a revire of HOMM3 a few months ago so you’ll…

[Coming of Age] Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri


Hello old games lovers, If Civilization II ended with the departure of a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri starts right from here, from the colonization of another world. And did this exactly 18 years ago, February 12th, 1999.

[Coming of Age] Final Fantasy VIII


Hello old games lovers, After the great success of Final Fantasy VII (you can read the post about the anniversary here) Final Fantasy VIII was the first video game of the franchise translated in  italian and it came out today, February 11h, 1999, therefore it turns 18 today. Final Fantasy VIII is also the second…

[Coming of Age] SimCity 3000


SimCity 3000, member of the successful Maxis’ SimCity franchise turns 18th today, having been released in 1999. He’s like the unlucky sibling in the SimCity family: there’s  SimCity, born in 1989, the old and wise brother, there’s SimCity 2000, which came out in 1994, younger and more appealing and then there’s SimCity 4, the youngest…

[Coming of Age] Silent Hill


All hail to Silent Hill, that today will turn 18! This survival horror masterpiece follow the path of Resident Evil and, even if hasn’t the same charm, is always one of the best survival game I ever played. The foggy atmosphere (that strangely recalls my town one during the winter) was extremely catchy and it’s…

[Coming of Age] Super Smash Bros.


Hello old games lovers, We celebrate today the 18th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. that marks the entrance of our mustachioed plumber in the world of fighting games, even though claiming this as a pure fighting game it will be a bit too much. Released in Japan on January 21st, 1999, Super Smash Bros. features all…

[Coming of Age] Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor


Hello old games lovers! We celebrate today the 18th anniversary of the release of Might and Magic: For Blood and Honor, sequel of Heroes of Might and Magic III, the seventh chapter of the M&M saga, began on Apple II in 1986. We were at the apogee of the RPG era and M&M VII had…

[Coming of Age] Sonic Adventure


Hello old games lovers! All hail to Sonic Adventure, the first full 3D game of the hedgedog saga that today turns 18! Sonic Advenure was released on December 23rd for the Sega Dreamcast, the last SEGA console and was widely well acclaimed; it’s still the biggest hit of the Dremacast, having sold 2,5 millions of…

[Coming of Age] Baldur’s Gate


Hello old games lovers, Today will turn 18 a game I’m particulary fond to, Baldur’s Gate, released today, December 21st in 1998. Baldur’s Gate was the first RPG I got in touch with back in the days. It was the period in which (at least among my friends) RPGs were a smash hit and BG…

[Coming of Age] Mario Party


Hello old games lovers, In this cold December we have to celebrate another hit in the Mario Universe, arrived now at 14th chapter (14th!). But everything started in 1998, 18 years ago, when Mario Party hit the market, becoming a great success. This games-inside-a-game features 53 minigames where the protagonists are the main characters of…