Internet Archive – Classic Arcade Games

Internet Archive – Classic Arcade Games

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The Internet Archive (https://archive.org/index.php)is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

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The Internet Archive has been known to collect and store a lot of files and even movies that have fallen into the public domain, but I heard recently that they actually started storing classic arcade games on their site as well! Here is the link: https://archive.org/details/internetarcade

It’s amazing to that we are currently living in an age where classic games can be run in a web browser! This does make me feel nostalgic and think back to the days of the arcade when you could walk in and see someone playing Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter 2, and armed with your 20c (and later on 50c) walk over to the player and ask if you could challenge them. Most likely you got your behind handed to you as they have played the game to the point of perfection! Those were the days!

Here are some classic games we found:

Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (1988)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_ghouls

Golden Axe (1989)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_goldnaxe

Galaga (1981)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_galaga

Return of the Jedi (1984)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_jedi

Out Run (1986)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_outrun

Pac-Man Plus (1982)
https://archive.org/details/arcade_pacplus

PS: From what I can tell you need a Gamepad to be able to play the games on the Internet Archive.

Enjoy the games from yesteryear everyone!

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