The mysterious world of the Internet is full of exciting and interesting documents, downloads, and other forms of entertainment that you can sit around all day browsing through. It’s a place where you can enjoy an entire library of books, movies, software, music and much more. It’s also a great place for gamers and fans of retro titles to discover an extensive collection of old video games made available to play via the emulator found on Archive.org. So, if you’d like to reawaken that sense of nostalgia, check out some of these classic video games that you can enjoy from the site’s Internet Arcade collection.
Nintendo’s simplistic arcade classic Donkey Kong first appeared in amusement arcades more than 30 years ago, and now you can relive the action alongside Diddy and Donkey in the Archive.org collection. If you remember correctly, the game requires players to navigate a construction-like landscape whilst dodging barrels and other obstacles that are thrown down by the eponymous ‘Donkey Kong’. It was also the game which first introduced gamers to the now iconic Super Mario, and guarantees endless hours of fun.
The 90’s proved to be a break-through era for video gaming and few were more popular than the 1992 hit Amiga classic Zool. Take control of the ninja gremlin as you run through several lands, each ending with a level boss and all of which are interspersed with various mini-games and other in-game challenges. Released to rival Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, the game was met with critical acclaim and has been credited with laying the foundations for some of the modern blockbusters out today.
One of the most famous arcade machine offerings of all time is, of course, Konami’s Frogger. The year was 1981 when this cult classic made its way into arcades across the world in a period now referred to as the golden age of video arcade games. Players are prompted to navigate frogs across a busy highway street, avoiding being squashed by passing cars and other vehicles. Thanks to the success of the initial release, Frogger has ‘spawned’ a number of incarnations, including a casino game available on free slot sites and a console version that sold over 20 million copies following its release in 2005.
Still hailed as one of the greatest fight game franchises of all time, Capcom’s ‘Street Fighter’ managed to inspire a new generation of gamers as it went on to produce a number of sequels, with the latest in the series due for release next year on PlayStation 4 and PC. Punch, attack and roundhouse kick your way through each battle in an attempt to climb your way up the ranks of each special global martial arts tournament.
This is just a small taste of what the Internet Arcade collection on Archive.org has to offer. Let us know your favorite game on offer in the comments below!
This post was contributed by guest author Kyle Patrick.