[Coming of Age] Donkey Kong 64


Hello old games lovers, Today, November 24th, 2017 we celebrate the release of the first fully 3D Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong 64 that came out in 1999 for the N64. Nintendo already did a wonderful job with the previous installments on the DK series, the mini-saga of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES, that…

[Coming of Age] Medal of Honor


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate one of the most influential shooters of the last decade of the past millennium, Medal of Honor, released today, November 11th, 1999 for PlayStation. Written by Steven Spielberg and scored by Michael Giacchino it redefined the FPS with its World War setting. Universally well received, it spawned a…

[Coming of Age] Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


Hello old games lovers, Today, September 22nd we celebrate the 18th anniversary of one of the masterpieces of survival horror, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, released today in 1999. If you are like me and you’ve played (and completed) it, you’ve surely shat your pants dozens of times trying to escape that 10 feet tall nightmare…

[Coming of Age] Descent 3


Hello old games lovers, Today, June 17th blows 18 candles Descent 3, third installment of a mini saga of peculiar FPS, whose first title was Descent, released in 1995. Descent is a particular FPS because first thing first from the beginning gave to the player a complete freedom of movement in all directions (at the…

[Coming of Age] RollerCoaster Tycoon


Hello old games lovers, Who knows if former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating when in 2000 sang “Life is a Rollercoaster” had experienced 1999 game Rollercoaster Tycoon, released today 18 years ago. This was the first installment of the series and had two sequels in 2002 and 2004. It was a great succes, maybe because it…

[Coming of Age] Pokémon Snap


In 1999 Pokemon phenomenon was already well known in Europe and Pokemon Snap was one of the many games centered on it. While not maybe the best or the most famous it’s surely different from all other ones even because it wasn’t supposed to be a Pokemon game (something that happened also with Super Mario…

[Coming of Age] EverQuest


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 18th anniversary of EverQuest, released March 16th, 1999. EverQuest was released deep in the years when RPSg ruled and when MMORPG were beginning to become the stardard for a role playing game. Unfortunately I’ve never had the time and possibility to play it seriously but I remember…

[Coming of Age] Need for Speed: High Stakes


Hello old games lovers, Need for Speed is a franchise that most of us will have fond memories about, especially for the first installments. After the initial success a swarm od sequels, spin offs and reboots have been released and today we celebrate one of them, since 18 years ago, on March 1st, 1999 was…

[Coming of Age] Heroes of Might and Magic III


Hello old games lovers, Today turns 18 a game I’m particularily attached to, Heroes of Might and Magic III, released February 28th, 1999, which is one of the games I played the most along with Super Mario Bros. 3 and Grand Prix 2. I made a revire of HOMM3 a few months ago so you’ll…

[Coming of Age] Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri


Hello old games lovers, If Civilization II ended with the departure of a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri starts right from here, from the colonization of another world. And did this exactly 18 years ago, February 12th, 1999.

[Coming of Age] Final Fantasy VIII


Hello old games lovers, After the great success of Final Fantasy VII (you can read the post about the anniversary here) Final Fantasy VIII was the first video game of the franchise translated in  italian and it came out today, February 11h, 1999, therefore it turns 18 today. Final Fantasy VIII is also the second…

[Coming of Age] SimCity 3000


SimCity 3000, member of the successful Maxis’ SimCity franchise turns 18th today, having been released in 1999. He’s like the unlucky sibling in the SimCity family: there’s  SimCity, born in 1989, the old and wise brother, there’s SimCity 2000, which came out in 1994, younger and more appealing and then there’s SimCity 4, the youngest…