Oregon Trail. Commander Keen. Marble Madness. King’s Quest. Bust-a-Move. MS-DOS Games

I once thought that I could do a lot with BASIC programming until I found that it would be impossible to replicate any of these MS-DOS games talked about in the article below. And so I stopped trying. The games were cheap and easy to get on what else of course floppy disks. Cannot compare these games to the super-duper high tech games available these days. Continuing to share some of my computer related memoirs.


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By Chelsea Stark6 hours ago

Oregon Trail. Commander Keen. Marble Madness. King’s Quest. Bust-a-Move.

If these names evoke happy memories of your past, then get ready for a nostalgia overload. The Internet Archive released 2,400 games previously locked away on old floppy disks, all of which ran on MS-DOS in the ’80s and ’90s.

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Digging through this treasure trove of classics will easily bring up something from your past, even if you were only raised on educational fair like Number Munchers and Math Blaster. The extensive library was converted to work via Javascript plugin by a team of volunteers, the archive post notes.

The games should all work in your browser, though your mileage may vary. The site’s FAQ says generally only updated versions of Chrome and Firefox will easily run games, but some still didn’t quite work during our testing. Also, some games will require a game pad rather than a mouse and keyboard. All of the games are free, and you can even download and run some on your own machine.

The archive has been paired with the metadata of Moby Games, a gaming database that stores information on every video game ever made from the 1970s to today.

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Topics: classic games, Entertainment, Gaming, internet archive


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