'80s Arcade Classics
November 30, 2005 7:40 AM   Subscribe

Arcade Classics from the '80s. A few hundred games, all playable online. Watch out for popups. [via]
posted by monju_bosatsu (20 comments total)
I'm doubting these are properly licensed. Would Nintendo really give out their prized Intelectual Property? I noticed Game-Tap dosn't have any mario or other nintendo properties in their ads.
posted by delmoi at 7:50 AM on November 30, 2005

Galaxian doesn't work worth a damn. Sigh.
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:57 AM on November 30, 2005

Yet another ad-supported stolen-games site. The internets are lousy with these...
posted by ae4rv at 8:05 AM on November 30, 2005

I tried to play their version of Lemmings, but it's so choppy and jerky and awkward. I still think the gang over at Game-Oldies does it better (but they don't have any Nintendo games).
posted by Gator at 8:16 AM on November 30, 2005

Black Tiger worked pretty well. The arrow keys seem a little sticky, or is that my keyboard? I would definately choose the MAME version over this if I planned on devoting a few hours to it though.
posted by Chuckles at 8:24 AM on November 30, 2005

I was going to FPP it, but for all to see, here's Abandonia. Today, they're featuring their music collection.
posted by Eideteker at 8:52 AM on November 30, 2005

OK, so it has a working version of Bomb Jack that's better than the only other one I've found yet, and a sort-of-working version of Frogger (what? it was the first computer game I ever played), but the horrible slowness (which could, I suppose, be my computer) and the stickiness of the arrow keys (and I'm not using the same keyboard as Chuckles!) take most of the fun out of it.

Now I just have to remember the name of the game set on some alien planet where you have to shoot flying rocks and Easter Island-style stone heads, and there are dragons to kill at the end of the level.
posted by Lebannen at 9:26 AM on November 30, 2005

I don't think that net latency works well with these ROMs. After just one game my frustration level with keyboard response is beyond my trying another.
posted by dhartung at 9:46 AM on November 30, 2005

Crashed Firefox, thanks.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:51 AM on November 30, 2005

Shameless self-post, but if you're interested in old games like these, I've got a flickr set I think you'd enjoy. Lots of cheesy ads, and some interesting articles as well...
posted by numlok at 10:05 AM on November 30, 2005

Whenever I see one of these sites, the first thing I look for is 720, but I never freakin see it.
posted by poppo at 11:03 AM on November 30, 2005

but where oh where can i find bump n jump!! i totally owned that game when i was 15.
posted by luriete at 11:16 AM on November 30, 2005


That's all you need to know.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:34 AM on November 30, 2005

Every Video Game is way better and has the same games made by this shitty NEScafe.
posted by jackdirt at 3:24 PM on November 30, 2005

Donkey Kong only has two levels? Sucktastic!
posted by Sparx at 4:01 PM on November 30, 2005

Lebannen, I believe the game you're thinking of is LifeForce/Salamander, on both the NES and arcade, respectively.
posted by Durhey at 4:31 PM on November 30, 2005


I'm pretty sure Lebannen is thinking of Space Harrier.
posted by Target Practice at 5:12 PM on November 30, 2005

Could be. Could also be Gradius 3. All are set on alien planets, have dragon bosses and Easter Island heads (moai). Those heads are ubiquitous in Konami's shmups.
posted by Durhey at 5:53 PM on November 30, 2005

The Gradius/Lifeforce series of games is probably what he's looking for.

Gradius at the Wikipedia
The Moai Heads
posted by The Cardinal at 7:30 PM on November 30, 2005

It was indeed Space Harrier! Thank you! (somewhat belated, I know).

... now I'm looking for a version that doesn't require Java 1.5 or crash Firefox. The day will come, I'm sure.
posted by Lebannen at 10:20 AM on December 4, 2005

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