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900 Classic Arcade Games given extra life by Internet Archive

Let's go back where it all began!

Let’s go back where it all began!

For all those nostalgic for the golden age of arcade games, this is more than just a throwback. Over 900 original coin-operated arcade games have been made available to play within your browser.

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that’s attempting to create an Internet library of all things digital. The most recent part of their effort is the Internet Arcade section that allows you to recreate the glorious gaming memories of the 1970s through to the 1990s.

As they describe it on their website: “The game collection ranges from early ‘bronze-age’ videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.”

From fan favourites like Pac Man and Galaga to not so famous like the Birdie King, the list of game is extensive.


In an interview with Tech Times Jason Scott – who is leading this massive emulation project – spoke about how expected the archived to be used.

“Obviously, a lot of people are going to migrate to games they recognize and ones that they may not have played in years. They’ll do a few rounds, probably get their asses kicked, smile, and go back to their news sites.”

You heard the man – go forth and play games, get your ass kicked, smile and then come back and read some more news on GoExplore.

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