[Happy Birthday!] Head over Heels


Hello old games lovers, If you had a Spectrum in the 80s  you’ve likely tried at least once Head Over Heels the isometric adventure game relaeased by Ocean. It was one of the Speccy Classic even if was then ported on otehr systems, such as the Amstrad for example, but the original version is the…

[Happy Birthday!] Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the most influential graphic adventures ever released, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, released in June 1992. Talking about point-and-click games, LucasArts is an institution, having released during the years iconic games like Maniac Mansion, its sequel Day of the Tentacle, then Sam & Max…

[Happy Birthday!] Alone in the Dark


Hello old games lovers, No, I’m not talking about the awful movie of 2005, but about the original game, dated June 1992, which was one of the milestones in the genre of advenure and a forerunner of the survival horror subgenre made famous by Resident Evil (1996). We can say that Alone in the Dark…

[Happy Birthday!] Wolfenstein 3D


Hello old games lovers, Today is a great day for gaming historians because exactly today in 1992, hence 25 years ago, one of the most influential FPSs of all time or better one of the most influential games of all time has been released. We’re talking about id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D, published by Apogee (if…

[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…