Go Back in Time with Internet Archive's Collection of Emulated Games

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VoodooChicken

Oh God, Custer's Revenge!

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lunchbox73

Just rocked level one on Adventure in record time. After all these years it came right back to me like riding a bike. Can't believe how much time I spent on that stupid game.

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Rogue74

We had a Colecovision and later Atari. I have a hard time even seeing how games from 1995 seemed cool. I haven't replayed many old games, but Pacman is still fun.

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Rift2

ColecoVision's SMURF is the best console game I played at a Cousins friend's house I sucked big time at it.

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CaptainFabulous

Oy, I remember that game! It was indeed hard.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Hard to believe that was ever state-of-the-art.

I'm spoiled by modern games. Aside from Ms. Pacman on my little phone, I can't seem to enjoy many of the games I played in my youth.

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maleficarus™

Nice! Having look as I type this...

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Cy-Kill

Can't seem to get them to play, get the loading screen and it gets stuck there for me.

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maleficarus™

Same...

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DCantu1970

Even though they state that the games work best on Firefox, Chrome is the only browser that I was able to play them on.

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Cy-Kill

It's with Firefox that gets stuck for me.

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John Pombrio

So I have a 27 inch IPS monitor, high end Haswell CPU, 32Gigs of memory, and a GTX780 so I can play Atari 2600 games on it? Oh Boy! Heh.

The Colecovision brings back memories. I just started working for HP microprocessor emulation development systems and Coleco bought a bunch. They developed their games on it. I managed to get the hardware manual for the box and wired up an adapter from my TRS80 to the back of the console. By peeking and poking I could do basic graphics on the box. The guys put an Easter Egg into a Smurfs game where a female Smurf would flip her skirts at the boys. That game does not seem to be in here yet.

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AFDozerman

Looking at that picture, it's crazy how little the console formfactor has changed in decades. It's still a little rectangle that goes under the TV.

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rsaotome

Just not the same to play an Atari game without all those wonderful sounds, especially the BOOOOM!!! sound. :)

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vrmlbasic

These games would b'more fun with the sound.

Asteroids just isn't playable without that BGM.

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Scatter

It's mentioned in the article that these are legal versions of these classic games. So does that mean that the publishers authorized these emulated games?

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CaptainFabulous

Does it matter? And why do you care? There is always one asshole in the crowd that has to be the downer. Just enjoy it and stop asking stupid questions.

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Scatter

Yeah, lets not let the minor things (like law) get into the way of your fun huh?. I wonder where you draw the line.

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CaptainFabulous

I have no lines at all. Whether it's legal or not is none of your concern. That's between the Archive and any potential copyright holders.

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vrmlbasic

Pretty cool. Played some Pitfall and realized that I still suck at it. Hard to believe that when I was using this system it was already about 20 years old and it still worked.

The size of these games was pretty small on-screen. I also didn't get any sound. Is there supposed to be sound?

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John Pombrio

They are working on it...