Yow-ee, the Internet Archive has gone and done it again. Remember those coin op arcade games that rocked the 8 bit pixel world back when time forgot? Well the Internets has decided to rescue these 1970s-1990s classics, using some clever emulation software which runs in the web browser.
The Internet Arcade is a collection of more beep-beep, garish, red on black and puke blue fun than you can imagine in one lifetime. There’s stuff from Atari, Taiyo, Century, Universal and more, just waiting to be played in glorious full-screen almost color. You’ll find some titles that won’t play because of a glitch or two, but most seem happy to be resuscitated.
Once you’re in the browser, press the 5 key to insert a coin, then 1 or 2 for one or two player, and off you go. Deliciously, the sounds are set to mute on default, so no worries about terrifying your cubicle mates. Yes, you’ll be able to relive your Pac Man days, and no unfortunately there appears to be no search function, so it’s scroll and hunt we’re afraid. Still it’s awesome. Yes it is! [Via]