[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…

[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…

[Happy Birthday!] Battlezone


Hello old games lovers, The oldest (nay, the most experienced) among you have surely put their hands on an Atari 2600 and it’s possible that one of the game were Battlezone. Yes, the strange port that transformed in a “raster” game an original “vectorial” game. Well, the original Battlezone, back then a great simulation of…

[Happy Birthday!] The Secret of Monkey Island


Hello old games lovers, This is where it all began. Probably Monky Island 2 was one of the pinnacles of 2D point and click adventures but that game couldn’t exist without the first, epic installment of the Monkey Island saga, where we first meet Guybrush Threepwood, an unlikely hero and apprentice pirate. Today we celebrate…

[Happy Birthday!] I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream


Hello old games lovers, A great dystopian adventure about the dangerous interation between mankind and technology became in 1995 a fully fledged game when Cyberdream released on October 31st I Have no Mout and I Must Scream. This graphic adventure let us play as the five protagonists in thir task to escape from the supercomputer…

[Happy Birthday!] Terranigma


Hello old games lovers, After Soulblazer and Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma is the third an last installment of the trilogy developed by Quintet for the SNES of which today we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary, having been released on October 20th, 1995. Buongiorno retroamici, Dopo Soulblazer e Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma è il terzo e ultimo…

[Happy Birthday!] Duck Hunt


Hello old games lovers, How many of you hated that stupid dog? And for how many of you Duck Hunt has represented one of the very firs games or the first time you got gun in your hands? Well, for many of you this game, although simple and all but a masterpiece, has marked a…

[Happy Birthday!] Secret of Evermore


Hello old games lovers, It was the beginning of October 1995 when our SNES were graced by Secret of Evermore, a sort of spiritual sequel of Secret of Mana with which shares graphics and gameplay. Although not at the same level of its model, the game is still fun and playable, especially today that we…