[RetroConsole] I’m Nintendo, Super Nintendo


Sometimes whe you have a big success, like Nintendo had with NES, it’s difficult to prove once again to be the best. But Nintendo did it and in 1992, exactly today April 11th, Europe saw for the first time the brand new japanese 16-bit console, an item that made history as one of the best…

[RetroConsole] Hello, who’s speaking? RCA Studio II!?


Can a console be old even in 1977, when you could count the “big” consoles using only the fingers of one hand? RCA made this possible when they released their telephone Studio II in January. While the gaming world was switching to the 2nd generation, leaving only a small space to the old PONG clones of ther 1st…

[RetroConsole] A huge family: Coleco Telstar


After last month post about the Odyssey console family, especially about Odyssey 300, I thought it should have been right to talk about its direct competitor, the Coleco Telstar. The story in a nutshell If it werenìr for Ralph Baer, the inventor of the video game and the brain behind the realization of the first console of…

[RetroConsole] Magnavox Odyssey 300…and brothers


In the last years we attended to the war between Sony and Microsoft with their main products, PlayStation and Xbox. In the previous decade the war raged between Nintendo and Sega, when NES and MegaDrive tried to overwhelm each other. But even before, when the console market was still small and the battle between the console…

[RetroConsole] Nintendo 64


When I think about 1996, to me it’s like talking of yesterday. Damon Hill won his 1st Formula 1 Championship, Italy did an horrible figure during the European Championship in England and Dolly became the most famous sheep in history. But, as a matter of fact from 1996 20 years have passed even if I…

[RetroConsole] The F Factor: Fairchild Channel F


It was the hot August of 1976… Actually I don’t know if the August of 1976 was hot or cold, but this is a romanticized way to start this post dedicated to the console that started the second era in 1976, the Fairchild Channel F. Before the name Channel F the Fairchild console was known…