[Forbidden Games] Diva X: Ariana


Welcome to the thirty-fourth 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,…

[Game of The Week] Week #21 – Castle Shikigami 2 – War of the Worlds


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the twenty-first of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Castle Shikigami 2 – War of the Worlds for PS2! Developer: AlfaSystem Co. Ltd. Publisher: XS Games LLC. Platforms: Arcade, Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2 (pictured), Xbox, Windows Genre: Shoot ’em…

[2019 with DOS games] Rogue / Rise of the Dragon / Rayman


Hello guys, This is the eighteenth entry of the [2019 with DOS games] column, a mini-compendium of the mandatory MS-DOS games ever released. For a big part of my life I’ve been a PC games player and I had tons of old games to play with back in the 90s. This is my homage to…

[Game of The Week] Week #20 – Gyruss


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the twentieth, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Gyruss for NES! Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Platforms: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Famicom Disk System, NES (pictured) Genre: Shoot ’em Up Release Date: 1983…

[Picks of the Month] August 2019


Hello guys, Even this month has been quite stingy, but at least I can show you the pics of the things I’ve bought last month: a couple of days ago the three games I’ve bought in July has finally arrived. Here’s a great start, with a collector of Resident Evil, nay, Biohazard. It’s the first…

[The 2600er] Superman


Copyright: 1983 (Atari Corp.), 1988 (John Palevich) Release Date: August 1979 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: John Dunn (programmer) Code: CX2631 Description Nowadays, licensed videogames are something we take for granted and, moreover, they’re ofter part of the hype surrounding an opera and in some cases its complimemntary, adding sub-plots and characters not present in…

[RetroConsole] 30 years of Genesis, 30 years of Mega Drive


Sega has already announced its shiny new mini console, due to be released in September, so there’s no better time than today to celebrate the Mega Drive, released in North America, as Genesis 30 years ago today, August 14th, 1989. Sega ha da tempo annunciato la sua nuova scintillante mini console che verrà rilasciata a settembre,…

[RetroPicks] IntelliNES, the Great Combo


Hello guys, As I told you last moth, while March has been a poor month on the collecting side, April on the other side has been quite dense, even though most of the games I’ve bought have arrived in May. Aside from the last purchase I’ve talked about in the last episode of [RetroPicks], I’ve…

[Game of the Week] Week #9 – Battlefield 3


Hi folks! Here we are again with another entry, the ninth, of the [Game of the Week] column and this time the game featured is Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360! Developer: Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment Publisher: Electronic Arts, Sega Platforms: Windows, PS3, Xbox 360 (pictured) Genre: FPS Release Date: October 25th, 2011 One thing I’ve…

[RetroPicks] Retro inspired PS2 compilations Vol.1


Hello guys, If you happen to read this blog, from time to time you will see some posts of the column [Stuff I wish I had] in which you can read my ramblings about all of the games I’d like to have and that usually I don’t own because they’re rare and/or too expensive. In…

[Picks of the Month] May 2019


Hello guys, May has been a really juicy month, no only because I’ve bought some games especially in the first half of the month, but even because I’ve finally received a lot of games I had bought in April and they were terribly late. So this time let’s start with the newer games, so with…