What if I told you that you can play your all-time favourite retro games in your browser right now? I am not talking about solitaire or mines, I am talking about MS-DOS games. Would you believe me? Well, thanks to the power of the Internet Archive and their collection of 8.1 million books, 2 million videos, 2.5 million songs, 100k games, and 1 million photos you can feel like a kid again.
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Internet Archive is the best source for all your classic gaming needs. All you need to do is load up your browser, find a game that you remember from your childhood, or adulthood for some of our elderly readers, and play it. These games are the foundations on what the entire video game industry is built on today, so let us pay tribute to them. Here are a few that I played first:
One of my all-time favourite childhood platformers. Alex Kidd brings back so many memories of sitting on the couch as a tiny little child trying to understand what was going on in the game. All that rock, paper, and scissor battling, and the epic punches are retro gaming gold.
Before Rollercoaster Tycoon and Farmville, there was Theme Park on the SEGA Genesis. Starting out with an empty plot of land you can build a theme park empire, or bring complete ruin to your financial state.
It’s so cute and innocent, even though the controls are all wonky and the whole three life scenario is brutal, we love Tiny Toons!
We might all be obsessed with Batman Arkham Knight, but who could forget this classic?
There was something special about games made from movies back then, Aladdin was a hit, and Jungle Book was a huge success too. Re-live your childhood by playing this 1994 hit.
Born on the Sega Master System, Sonic the Hedgehog was the ultimate mascot for Sega, although now he is primarily on Nintendo platforms, the classics were always the best. I remember beating this game a few times. It was epic!
Earthworm Jim was another classic from back in the day. He had his own TV show and everything. I just remember the terrible controls.