All posts by Federico Tiraboschi

SuperEpic

In recent years, Spain’s indie scene has embraced the retro aesthetic and produced several examples of games inspired by 8-

Addams Family, The: Mystery Mansion

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Addams Family

No other Addams games were produced for more than 15 years, until the tie-in to the 2019 CG animated movie,

New Addams Family Series, The

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Addams Family

This short-lived 1998 Canadian-American sitcom had its tie-in in the form of a point-and-click adventure game developed by 7th Sense

Addams Family Values

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Addams Family

The 1993 sequel to the movie was fairly well received and as such Ocean made another video game out of

Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Addams Family

Pugley’s Scavenger Hunt is based on the 1992 The Addams Family animated series and is even more difficult than the

Addams Family, The (TG16)

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Addams Family

The TurboGrafx-16 CD version of The Addams Family, developed by ICOM Simulations and published by NEC Technologies, is unrelated to

Addams Family, The (8-bit)

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Addams Family

The 8-bit console version of the game, still developed by Ocean and distributed by Flying Edge, is different from the

Addams Family, The (16-bit / Game Boy)

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Addams Family

As it was common to most video games based on franchises in the early Nineties, the Addams Family video game

Fester’s Quest

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Addams Family

The Addams Family, the oddball and macabre characters invented by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker in the 1930s,

Digger T. Rock: The Legend of the Lost City

Rare made several games for the NES that are being remembered to this day, such as R.C. Pro-Am, Wizards &

Solomon’s Key (Spinoffs / Ripoffs)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Zipang (ジパング ) – PC Engine (1990) For some unfathomable reason, the 1990 Japanese fantasy samurai film Jipangu/Zipang spawned not

Monster Rancher Explorer

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Monster Rancher Explorer is yet another reinvention of the original 1986 Solomon’s Key, and yet another example of a popular

Solomon’s Key

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

For some reason Japanese retro gamers often fondly remember old arcade games that are nowadays seen as ridiculously difficult, frustrating

Fire ‘n Ice

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Solomon's Key

Solomon’s Key 2 is a follow-up that came out in 1992 but only for Nintendo’s 8-bit console. North American NES

Ghostly Matter

Ghostly Matter is a retro-styled 2D Metroidvania dropped on Steam without any fanfare, whose claim to fame is that it

Ghost 1.0

Ghost 1.0 is the second Metroidvania made by Spanish developer Franfistro (Francisco Téllez de Meneses), after sleeper hit UnEpic. Unlike

Three Wonders

In 1991, Capcom decided to release a very unusual coin-op consisting in three relatively short games of different genres: an

Prehistorik

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Prehistorik

For some reason, in the early Nineties several games with cavemen heroes were made: Joe & Mac, Bonk’s Adventure, Chuck

Prehistorik 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Prehistorik

Prehistorik came back two years later, as hungry as ever, in this improved sequel that owes much to collect-a-thon console

Prehistorik Man

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Prehistorik

Prehistorik Man‘s console adventure (published by Kemco in Japan as P-Man) is technically a remake of the second game, but

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