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Over 900 arcade games are playable in Internet Archive library

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Nov 2014 10:22 User comments (2)

You can now play 900 arcade games in-browser from the Internet Archive The Internet Archive has opened access to a library containing over 900 arcade games that are playable in-browser, although some may not work quite well just yet.
The games range from the very early days of arcade gaming with simple black and white interfaces, up to later developments in color and featuring digitized voices, images and music.

Dubbed the "Internet Arcade", the library provides research, comparison and entertainment to users.

Be warned though that some games won't work as nicely as others. They are emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package, and aren't completely bug-free by any means. Additionally, some aren't really suited to a keyboard / mouse input.

Still, you can have fun shutgunning through them at: archive.org.

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2 user comments

15.11.2014 17:00

Coworker just discovered this 2 days ago. Been playing since. Get this!...........it even has "Monster Bash" and the old Tandy computer game "Goonies". WOW!

As the article states though.......MANY are truly keyboard UNFRIENDLY.

25.11.2014 18:23

pity you can't get the source code package then you could download & play without internet,that guy that remade mario for the browser released it after he was forced to close it down,i downloaded it & lo & behold it works as a portable computer game

@hearmeo
If you like old classics go get an original xbox get it modded & install coin-ops 5,it has everything from nintendo games to whatever,even obsolete games,the set i have is around 3000 games i think

coin-ops 5
http://pirateproxy.ws/torrent/8952769/C...riginal_Release

Arcades (NEW)
Amiga
Amstrad
Atari 2600
Atari Lynx
Atari ST
Atari 5200
Atari 800
Atari XL
Classic PC (NEW)
ColecoVison
Commodore 64
CPS III
DOOMs
DOS (NEW)
Game Gear
Gameboy
Gameboy Advance
Gameboy Color
Intellivision
Laser Disc Support (NEW)
Killer Instincts
Master System
Mega CD
Megadrive
MSX
NES
Nintendo 64
PC Engine
PC Engine CD
Playstation
Quakes
Scummvm (NEW)
Sega SG-1000
Spectrum
Super Nintendo
Vic 20
WonderSwan (NEW)
X68000
XBOX Games


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