[Happy Birthday!] Super Mario Land 2


Hello old games lovers, In these days when the rumors for a possible GameBoy Mini start to be persistent, it’s with perfect timing that I announce you the birthday of one of the Mario classics for Nintendo famouns handheld, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, released in Japan today, October 21st, 1992. The game…

[Happy Birthday!] Zork: Grand Inquisitor


Hello old games lovers, Back in the 80s, Zork was one of the defining game for most of the home computers of the period. It was a graphically rude game, an interactive fiction that has been very popular and a precious inspiration for later games of the same genre. The original games spawned some clones…

[Happy Birthday!] Age of Empires


Hello old games lovers, One of the best historically-based real-time strategy games ever released, it spawned a swarm of sequels and I’m quite sure is represented a huge slice of teenagers time back in the day. Its popularity was and still is immense and I’ve personally spent cpountless hours to play it together with Warcraft…

[Happy Birthday!] Night Trap


Hello old games lovers, There was an age when the FMV was a thing and the CDs industry was burgeoning. Those years surely gave us great games but even some odd ones that during the years have gained a sort of cult fashion. One of these is Night Trap, released for the Sega-CD and 3DO…

[Happy Birthday!] Q*Bert


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the weirdest characters ever appeared in a videogame, Q*Bert. His adventures started in Ocotber 1982 in the arcades and the game was later ported (in 1983) for various system, such as (of course) Atari 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision and in the following…

[Happy Birthday!] Zool


Hello old games lovers, What happens when you are in the animal mascot era, back in the 90s, and in the midst of ninja craze? Easy, you release Zool, a platformer where the titular hero is a sort of ninja ant “from the Nth dimension”! While pronbably the most known or the best platformer ever,…

[Happy Birthday!] Mortal Kombat


Hello old games lovers, I’ve never been a beat-’em-up/brawler gamer, but I can recognize when a game is so good that even if is not my genre I feel the urge to play it. One of this games is Mortal Kombat that celebrate today its 25th anniversary, having been released on October 8th, 1992. This…

[Happy Birthday!] Maniac Mansion


Hello old games lovers, Do you remember Day of the Tentacle? Well, today we celebrate the birthday of his father, Maniac Mansion, the first graphic adventure to feature Bernard Bernoulli, Dr. Fred and the Tentacles, that was released today in 1987, 30 years ago. The game was a huge revolutions and redefined (if not DEFINED)…

[Happy Birthday!] Pole Position


Hello old games lovers, Today, September 24th we celebrate the release in the US, 35 years ago, of a great racing game, Pole Position. It’s a game I love and I made a review some months ago for the 2600 version; when it came out it was probably the best racing simulation games ever released…

[Happy Birthday!] Abe’s Oddysee


Hello old games lovers, Even though some of us moved the first steps in the world of video gaming on the PlayStation, we have to realize that this wonderful console is almost 20 years old so most of the successful games released for it are now in their twenties. Today another game officially enter in…

[Happy Birthday!] Punch-Out!


Hello old games lovers, If you’re old enough to remember the heydays of Mike Tyson you won’t surprised from oll the hype around his controversial personality. One of the boxing games that exploited the success of the black panther was Punch-Out!, a.k.a. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!, released today, September 18th, 1987. This game (featured also on…

[Happy Birthday!] Championship Manager


Hello old games lovers, If some of you love football you’ve probably played tons of managerial titles, especially the series Championship Manager. Well, all things have a beginning and here’s when the CM story began. September 1st, 1992, 25 years ago the first CM game was released, “The most realistic football management simulation ever!” So…