[Happy Birthday!] Kirby’s Dream Land


Hello old games lovers, Kirby is a frachise that got a lot of iterations on amost all Nintendo consoles. Today I’d like to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dream Land, released today in 1992 for the immortal Game Boy. The developers did a great job since the games mechanics were quite similar the the original…

[Happy Birthday!] Ultima VII: The Black Gate


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ultima VII: The Black Gate, released exactly today, April 16th, 1992. Seventh installment of the Ultima series, this is maybe the best games of all the franchise. Even Richard Garriott, developer of this games and other of the series, named The Black Gate as…

[Happy Birthday!] Dig Dug


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 35the anniversary of Dig Dug, release by Namco for the arcade today, 14 April in 1982. The games was later succesfully ported on Atari 2600. The game was a big hit and a huge number of clones were developed in the years after. Even the gameplay, based…

[Happy Birthday!] The Last Express


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Last Express, released today in 1997. The game is part of a genre I truly love, the graphic adventures, and is remarable for having been one of the first to experiment a real-time simulation since a minute in real life is also a minute…

[Happy Birthday!] Vandal Hearts


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate a little big cult game, Vandal Hearts, released 20 years ago today, on March 27th, 1997. It was one of th first tactical RPGs released in America and one of the firsts for a 32-bit console, even if the Saturn version of the games was released only in…

[Happy Birthday!] Grand Prix


Hello old games lovers, It’s been a while that Atari 2600 hit the market an most of the games designed for it start to feel the weight of their age. Some of them however are still classic and iconic and among them there’s room for Grand Prix that this month turns 35, having been released…

[Happy Birthday!] Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


Hello old games lovers, Seems yesterday that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night hit the shelves but today we celebrate its 20th anniversary, having been released on March 20th, 1997. The game marks the moment in which the Castlevania franchise turned from a platformer with some RPG features to an action RPG. Symphony of the night…

[Happy Birthday!] Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the best games of 1992, universally praised especially for its visuals, its gameplay and the non-linear plot, Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss that this months turns 25. It’s one of the first an most importants RPG that featured 3D graphics. A lot of details of the…

[Happy Birthday!] Deadline


Hello old games lovers, Do you remember Zork? Or at least, have you ever heard about it? If you did, you’ll know that Zork, released in 1980 is a masterpiece in the history of video gaming and maybe the most famous interactive fiction. And as all masterpieces it spawned a crowd of similar games. Well,…

[Happy Birthday!] Independence Day


Hello old games lovers, When a company gets the rights to port a movie into a video game, especially if the movie is famous and successfull, it’s most likely that the outcome doesn’t meet the expectations. And this is exactly what happened with Independence day, released fro PlayStation today in 1997. The movie was great, there…

[Happy Birthday!] Mega Man 8


Hello old games lovers, Mega Man is one of the most longeve series in video game history, even if hasn’t got the same praise as others like Mario, Zelda or Castlevania. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the first Mega Man, back in 1987, Konamy released Mega Man 8, the eighth installment…

[The 2600er] Haunted House


Copyright: 1981 Release Date: March 1982 Developer: Atari Inc. Publisher: Atari Inc. Deisgner: James Andreasen Code: CX2654 Description Below you find other two images related to the game: the back of the box and the label of the cartridge itself. We read from the back of the box You are stumbling around in a dark…