[Happy Birthday!] The Way of the Exploding Fist


Hello old games lovers, Today we go back to the archaeology of the beat ’em ups, to the grandfather of Street Fighter. Today The Way of the Exploding Fist, the forefather of the genre, turns 35, having been released in June 1985 for Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64 and ZX…

[Happy Birthday!] Deus Ex


One of the first FPS I’ve ever completed, one of the greatest games of its genre (neck a neck with Half Life), a game that made history: Deux Ex turns today 20, having been released on June 17th, 2000. The mix shooter-pseudo RPG that sees our hero J.C. Denton in his task to stop a…

[Happy Birthday!] Worms


010695 Hello old games lovers, Back in the 90s when Team17 was a huge protagonist in the video games world, with some of the finest Amiga games they developed a true gem in the form of Worms, a game that spawned several (and funny as hell) sequels. Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the…

[Happy Birthday!] Ultima VI: The False Prophet


010690 Hello old games lovers, Here we are again with another anniversary of the Ultima series. However with all the games of one of the most longeve series ever made it’s easy to frequently face operas made by Origin. Today the celeration is for Ultima VI: The False Prophet, released on June 1st, 1990, the…

[Happy Birthday!] Gradius


290585 Hello old games lovers, When Gradius hit the market with its new system of power-ups and the frantic action, immediately became a huge success, converted for many platforms, especially on the NES. Today we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the game, available in the arcades from May 29th, 1985. If you…

[Happy Birthday!] Perfect Dark


Hello old games lovers, When Nintendo debuted in the 64-bit universe the loyal team Rare followed them publishing probably the best FPS on the platform, Goldeneye. But the adventure in the genre didn’t end with it and soon after always Rare published Perfect Dark: it was another huge success both with critics and public with…

[Happy Birthday!] Pac-Man


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the most important anniversaries in video games world, that of one of the divinities in this world, together with Tetris and Space Invaders: today, May 22nd, 1980 was first released in the arcade market Pac-Man, Namco flagship that was the first game to become a mass…

[Happy Birthday!] Daikatana


Hello old games lovers, What does it mean putting together Quake Engine II, John Romero and an FPS in Shadow Warriors style? It means having in your hands Daikatana that turns 20 today, having been released on May 22nd, 2000. The main problem in being backed by Romero is the risk to “lose” the sense…

[Happy Birthday!] Mystery House


Those who are older than me (let’s say 10-15 years older) and those who know something about the histiry of video games won’t be surprised reading the name Mystery House. For those who are unfamiliar with it we can say that 40 years ago, on May 1980 on Apple II the very first adventure with…

[Happy Birthday!] Full Throttle


Hello old games lovers, I often say that for me graphic adventures after 1995 are an uncharted territory and to be honest a territory I don’t need to chart. There are two games from 1995 that represent the end line of the “classic” genre, The Dig and Full Throttle. Today is the anniversary of the…

[Happy Birthday!] Commando


Hello old games lovers, The middle of the 80s was a great moment for the military themed scrolling shooters and surely Commando was one of the most famous. This piece of history celebrated today its 35th anniversary, having been released in the arcades in April 1985. It was then ported on many platforms and still…

[Happy Birthday!] Mortal Kombat 3


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the last installment of the original Mortal Kombat trilogy that came out in the arcades today, April 15th, 1995. The game introduces several changes in the old formula, like the chained combos, animalities and mercies, but it’s also notable for the absence of one…