Play Tetris, Oregon Trail, Donkey Kong and Your Other Favorite Old Video Games Online for Free
I'll be honest. The last video game I gave a crap about was Tetris. The concentration. The satisfaction of getting all those rows cleared at once. Ahhh.
I know there are a lot more advanced video games out there. But like I said, I don't care. If you do, go talk to Metalhead Ned about that. For hours. Days, even.
Tetris though. That's where it's at. And it's back. Online. Along with a ton of of video games from back in the day.
A non-profit library, the Internet Archive, has put 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs online for free.
Here's just a sample of the games you can find:
- Batman Returns
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Brothers VGA
- Oregon Trail
- Zelda Classic
- The Hobbit
- Disney's Duck Tales - The Quest for Gold
- Action Fighter
- Disney's Aladdin
- Back to the Future Part III
- Mrs. Pac-Man
- Road Runner
- Pinball 2000
- Street Fighter
- Wheel Of Fortune
- ALF - The First Adventure
- Bad Street Brawler
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Manhattan
Software curator Jason Scott wrote in a blog post that some of the games will be will be a bit buggy and may have limitations-- but that you'll still be able to enjoy your favorite games from childhood right on your browser.
I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.