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Play Retro Nintendo Games Right Inside Your Browser

It’s Friday and time to turn down the volume, scope out the cubicle landscape for the boss, and fire up some classic games right in your web browser.

Over at Nintendo8.com they have hundreds of classic 8-bit Nintendo games available for web-based play. You simply load them up, use your keyboard as a controller, and play to your heart’s content. You can also visit their sister sites Snessy (for SNES games), c64i (for Commodore 64 games), DOSDose (for DOS games), MasterSystem8 (for SEGA games) and GBemul (for Gamebody games). Among all those options you’re bound to find a title or two to burn up a Friday afternoon with.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/10/11

Comments (8)

  1. hatryst

    Ah, old memories :)

  2. Cryptic

    I was thrilled to find this. “Well, Boss, I didn’t get my reports done because Super Mario World is much more important, and have you ever played Zelda on the SNES?”

  3. justanothercomputergeek

    Also, http://VirtualNES.com, which also has VirtualGBX.com and VirtualSuperNES.com

  4. Danny

    Whilst this is here, can anyone get the code for LoZ to work?
    When I navigate away from the page a code pops up for only a fraction of a second so I don’t get a chance to copy it and continue my progress later.

  5. Cryptic

    I am be the only one with this problem, but there is no sound from the games on these sites, and that is pretty damn depressing.

  6. youtube e1sunz

    If any of youze find some games laggy you should
    Update Java to latest and probably get firefox 4 or IE9 browsers that fully support Hardware Acceleration

  7. Brandon

    Ok, so whoever owns those sites are basically pulling games straight from the virtualNES and virtualSNES sites. I don’t know where they got the C64 and SMS emulators, but I’m sure that another group besides whoever created those sites made those as well. I get the feeling these guys are stealing from the original creators.

  8. XKCD386

    Also, the site hasn’t been updated in at least 9 months, (The game of the day is either from September first or January 9, 2010)

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