[Coming of Age] Planescape: Torment


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 18 anniversary of a great RPG that, back in the day, was one of four most importants and most played, along with Diablo II, Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate, at least in my school 🙂 It’s Planescape: Torment, a game that I own in its original big…

[Happy Birthday!] Mega Man 5


Hello guys, Today another anniversary for the prolific Mega Man saga, since in December 1992 was released for the NES the fifth installment of the series, Mega Man 5, well received especially for the musics. Even though the gameplay is always the same old Mega Man gameplay and the graphics are still the same the…

[Happy Birthday!] Sonic 2


Hello old games lovers, Tpday we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, released today, Novembre 21 st in 1992. It was the first sequel of Sonic the Hedgehog that wento to become the official Sega mascot. It was the smash hit of the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992-1993 and it sold 6 million…

[Happy Birthday!] Tomb Raider II


In a franchise it’s usually difficult to replicate the success of the first episode installment, especially it the game to beat is Tomb Raider, which sold 7,5 millions of copies. Well, Eidos did it again and the widely announced and awaited Tomb Raider II hit the shelves in Europe in November 1997: it didn’t top…

[Happy Birthday!] The Curse of Monkey Island


Hello old games lovers, As you may know I’m a huge fan of graphics adventiures, especially those of LucasArts and is not a secret that Monkey island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is one of my favourite above all (I gave it 94/100 in my review of the second installment). I fell more comfortable to play adventures…

[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…