Revisit all those Games of the Past at the Internet Arcade


Do you remember the 70s and 80s when teenagers (and adults) used to spend hours at the arcades feeding quarters (or whatever the equivalent local coinage was) into the game machines? Now you can play all your favorite games again and it won't cost you a single quarter.

The Internet Archive is a project devoted to preserving the digital record and it has just introduced a new feature called the Internet Arcade (link here). It allows you to play over 900 classic arcade games. The games are re-created using Javascript and your Internet browser. This latest effort is a follow-up to a previous project called the Console Living Room

The games often lack sound and can be a little buggy but how else can you spend hours revisiting all those games of yesteryear without spending a cent? The graphic below shows a small sample of the available games. 

Internet Arcade

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Are these compatible with joysticks?

My wife just found a Simon game in the cellar, and now the grandkids want to play with it! You get to move your hands instead of just your thumbs. And the colors on the top look like the new Microsoft logo, isn't that a throwback?

"Do you remember the 70s and 80s..."

Oh, Vic! I remember like it was yesterday... with joy and proud! :-)

Thank you very much! And let me use your post to indicate to everyone the great MAME project: