World in conflict Collector's Edition (Massive Entertainment, 2007)

World in conflict Collector's Edition (Massive Entertainment, 2007)
World in Conflict is a 2007 game. So it's by no means a retrogame. Not even by younger gamers standards. Add the fact that I don't even know what the game is about. Never played it, never read a review. So, why is it in my collection? Well, take a  […]

New retrogaming horizons: Final Fight bootleg PCB

New retrogaming horizons: Final Fight bootleg PCB
Arcade cabinets always fascinated me. They were objects of beauty as a whole, not just because of the game they hosted. The bezels, the artworks were all part of that beauty. When I was a child, arcade cabinets fascinated me because they where mysterious magic boxes offering a game experience  […]

Dune (Cryo, 1992)

Dune (Cryo, 1992)
Cryo Intercative's Dune is a strange duck. It is fundamentally a point and click adventure, but with (very mild) 4x strategy elements thrown in. Probably because of this strange mix, it wasn't exactly critically acclaimed. Well, I wholeheartedly LOVED it. Visually, the retrogame is an almost exact transposition of David  […]

The Lord of the Rings - vol.1 (Interplay, 1990)

The Lord of the Rings - vol.1 (Interplay, 1990)
There's a thing I do every now and then, just for fun. I read the list of my childhood's favorite books/novels/games/whatever and check how they stand the test of time. Herbert's Dune? Hasn't aged a single day, still one my top choices. Bless the Maker and all  […]

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)

Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar (Origin, 1985)
To me, this is where the Ultima saga begins. I never played (and never will) the first three games, but in my humble opinion, Ultima really comes to its own when the concept of Avatar is introduced. And that is of course in Ultima IV: quest of the Avatar. Ultima  […]