[Happy Birthday!] Jungle Hunt


Hello old games lovers, Ah, the Atari 2600. One of the console with the biggest range of games ever released until the recent years. Among all of them I have a soft spot for Jungle Hunt, released originally for arcade in 1982 and ported in August of the same year, so 35 years ago, for…

[Happy Birthday!] Imperialism


Hello old games lovers, If you like strategy game, well, Imperialism should be one of your game of choice. I originally played the second installment, found in a compilation a friend borrowed me in the past (one of the Twilights, if you know what I mean). I’ve leater discovered the original game and I have…

[Happy Birthday!] Hexen II


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hexen II, released in August 1997. This is the first sequel of Hexen, the Doom-like FPS with some RPG influences based on the Quake engine (which is in turn an improved version of the Doom engine which is in turn an improved version of…

[Happy Birthday!] Donkey Kong Jr.


Hello old games lovers, Who said that Mario was a pacific italian plumber? Mario can be a badass too! In fact, after he captured Donkey Kong, probably destinated to one of those circus, not satisfied he tried to keep his hairy nemesis son away from his father. Donkey Kong has a soul, he’s not that…

[Happy Birthday!] Ecco the Dolphin


Hello old games lovers, Have you ever thought that an innocent and cute dolphin could have been the main character for a video game? Oh…you did? Ok, so you won’t be surprised if I say Ecco the Dolphin. But maybe you could be a bit more surprised knowing that today, July 31st, this game turns…

[Happy Birthday!] Double Dragon


Hello old games lovers, Do you remember the first beat’em up you’ve played? Well, if you are “old” enough probably it was Double Dragon. I have bad (not so bad actually) news for you. You’re old for real! We celebrate this month the 25th anniversary of this wonderful game, released in July of 1987 for…

[Happy Birthday!] Joust


Hello old games lovers, Sometimes I happen to be a bit late on the celebration and this is the case. A few days ago, precisely on July 16th, it was the 25th anniversary of a huge arcade success, later ported on console, Joust, released in 1982. This game, source of inspiration for another success, NES’…

[Happy Birthday!] Metal Gear


Hello old games lovers, Back in the late 90s when the PlayStation became the most popular console, I remember playing a lot with Metal Gear Solid, a great game that was quite a success back them. What I did not know was that that game was only one of the games of the Metal Gear…

[Happy Birthday!] Star Fox 64


Hello old games lovers, If you remember, after 1996, after the release of the N64, every game had a “64” version. There was Duke Nukem, and Deke Nukem 64, there was Quake and Quake 64, Mario and Mario 64. I could go on for hours but I don’t think it will be helpful. All this…

[Happy Birthday!] Carmageddon


Hello old games lovers, Today is the 20th annoversary one on the most controversial games back then, Carmageddon, released in the US today, June 30th, 1997. The american release followed the european (June 20th) and the Swedish (June 13th). I remember all the hype for this game 20 years ago: too violent, too “wrong”, unsuitable…

[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…