[Happy Birthday!] Baldur’s Gate


Hello old games lovers, It seems yesterday when I turned 13 and some of my friends began to talk about Baldur’s gate. Well, 20 years have passed and today both me and Baldur’s Gate celebrate their respective birthdays! I’m a bit older than BG but today he’s 20, so let’s celebrate playing it another time!…

[RetroPicks] Nin(e)tendo for Christmas


It’s wednesday and this means that’s a good day to talk about NES! The lot I’ve bought includes 9 games and it came for 50€. Being “normal” NES games the lot is probably slightly more expensive that what should be but since it’s so difficult to find in the shops and in the markets NES…

[Happy Birthday!] Final Fantasy II


Hello old games lovers, Another great anniversary today! After the celebrations for Mega Man X, it’s time for Final Fantasy II, the first sequel to the NES game Final Fantasy, that came out 30 years ago today, December 17th, 1988. It was released exclusively in Japam, as well as Final Fantasy III, therefore when the…

[Forbidden Games] Gal Jan


Welcome to the twenty-first entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents. A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten,…

[Happy Birthday!] Mega Man X


Hello old games lovers, As you may knwo there are some hihgly regarded games and franchises that never got me. One of these is Mega Man that I find outragously difficult and most of times unfair. It would be a great action-platformer but I simply can’t play it. However even the games I don’t like…

[RetroConsole] 40 years of Magnavox Odyssey² a.k.a. Philips Videopac


Hello guys, Today we talk about another little pice of history, widely forgotten and stuck in the middle of the fight between Atari 2600 and the other competitors (mainly Mattel IntelliVision and later ColecoVision) and killed by 1983 crash. It’s the Magnavox Odyssey², also known in its european iteration as Philips Videopac, a curious attempt made…

[Happy Birthday!] Donkey Kong Jr. Math


Hello old games lovers, “Do the Math”, said the people behind the Atari Jaguar in the mid-90s. Probably they were dramatically wrong but maybe just because they haven’t studied with Donkey Kong Jr. Well today, 35 years after, is the chance to remember this piece of software which saw the light of day today, December…

[Happy Birthday!] Doom


Hello old games lovers, It seems that December is a good month to release epic and celebrated games and after the Ninja Gaiden anniversary of yesterday, today another great genre-defining game celebrates an important anniversary. Today Doom is 25 years old, having been released on December 10th, 1993. Doom is by far one of the…

[Happy Birthday!] Ninja Gaiden


Hello old games lovers, Great celebrations today, since it’s the 30th anniversary of one of the defining  games in videogames hisory, Ninja Gaiden a.k.a. Shadow Warriors, a perfect blend of action, platforming and scrolling beat ’em up, released today December 9th in 1988, in an era when the ninjas were on fashion. Sega has always…

[Editorial] Guess what’s next on I ❤ Old Games! – 09/12/18


Hello guys, It’s been a week dedicated to Christmas gifts. It looks like I’ve already found all the gifts I needed and I feel a bit uncomfortable about it because usually I buy everything one or two days before Christmas. Strange feeling 🙂 Apparently this year things have changed and now I can take some…

[Forbidden Games] Elvira: Mistress of the Dark


Welcome to the twentieth entry of this column in which I review forbidden (and forgotten) retro games with adult contents. A lot of the games that will be revisited here will have, as well as adult themes, some contents that may offend somebody. But please remember, we are here just to re-discover something rightfully forgotten,…