Play Classic Atari Games Online in Your Browser for Free – No Downloads Needed!

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Want to play classic arcade games in your browser for free? With no downloads required? You can now play Centipede online in your browser, play Space Invaders or Missile Command online in your browser, or play any of 100s of other Atari 2600 games online free with no downloads! Not only that, but also Atari 7800 games, ColecoVision games, Magnavox Odyssey games, and even Astrocade games! All free, all online, with no downloads required!

This is possible thanks to MESS (the Multi Emulator Super System), and Archive.org.


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Explains Archive.org: “The home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many. Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again.”

You don’t need anything but your browser and your keyboard. For shooting games, you use the arrow keys to move the weapon, and the space bar to shoot.

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The selection of games is incredible. In the Atari 2600 section alone there are over 1000 games. Indeed, it seems to be the entire Atari 2600 game catalogue, including (in addition to Centipede, Missle Command, and Space Invaders) Frogger, Dig Dug, Burger Time, Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes, and even an Asterix and a Care Bears game.

You can access and play all of these wonderful games in the Archive.org console living room section.

 

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One thought on “Play Classic Atari Games Online in Your Browser for Free – No Downloads Needed!

  1. Except that you do need to download SOMETHING. They keep saying that. Exactly what that download is, is beyond me. I could not make heads or tails of the site. Nor could I get anything to work, or find any games. It badly needs simplification and organization.

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