[Happy Birthday!] Punch-Out!


Hello old games lovers, If you’re old enough to remember the heydays of Mike Tyson you won’t surprised from oll the hype around his controversial personality. One of the boxing games that exploited the success of the black panther was Punch-Out!, a.k.a. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!, released today, September 18th, 1987. This game (featured also on…

[Happy Birthday!] The Legend of Zelda


Hello old games lovers, Let’s drop our hats, all of us. Today, 30 years ago the North America discovered for the first time one of the most legendary games of all time, The Legend of Zelda, released today, August 22nd, 1987. What more I have to say about this game? It’s one of the most…

[Happy Birthday!] Donkey Kong Jr.


Hello old games lovers, Who said that Mario was a pacific italian plumber? Mario can be a badass too! In fact, after he captured Donkey Kong, probably destinated to one of those circus, not satisfied he tried to keep his hairy nemesis son away from his father. Donkey Kong has a soul, he’s not that…

[Happy Birthday!] Star Fox 64


Hello old games lovers, If you remember, after 1996, after the release of the N64, every game had a “64” version. There was Duke Nukem, and Deke Nukem 64, there was Quake and Quake 64, Mario and Mario 64. I could go on for hours but I don’t think it will be helpful. All this…

[Happy Birthday!] Mario Kart 64


Hello old games lovers, Today we celebrate the 20th birthday of Mario Kart 64, released in North America on February 10th, 1997; this is the first installment of the Mario Kart saga, sort of spin-off of the Super Mario series and I see a lot of analogies with BC Racers even if the presence of Mario…

[Coming of Age] Super Smash Bros.


Hello old games lovers, We celebrate today the 18th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. that marks the entrance of our mustachioed plumber in the world of fighting games, even though claiming this as a pure fighting game it will be a bit too much. Released in Japan on January 21st, 1999, Super Smash Bros. features all…

[Happy Birthday!] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link


Hello folks, For the joy of most of you and especially (or at least I think so…) of my loyal follower Hungrygoriya today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 2nd chapter of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, released today, January 14th in 1987. I know she’s a passionate fan of the Zelda franchise…

[Happy Birthday!] Kid Icarus


Hello old game lovers, Today we pay homage to Kid Icarus, released 30 years ago, on December 19th, 1986. This mix of Metroid, Zelda and Super Mario Bros. even if it wasn’t worldwide well received has became a classic, probably for its playability, very similar to Metroid, with which also shares one of the bosses….

[Coming of Age] Mario Party


Hello old games lovers, In this cold December we have to celebrate another hit in the Mario Universe, arrived now at 14th chapter (14th!). But everything started in 1998, 18 years ago, when Mario Party hit the market, becoming a great success. This games-inside-a-game features 53 minigames where the protagonists are the main characters of…