Enjoy Playing Dozens of Classic Atari, Adventure, and Other Types of Games Directly in Your Browser

By Akemi Iwaya on October 29th, 2013

Would you love to play classic Atari games, journey once again with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit v1.0, or even try out WordStar 2.26? Then we have the perfect way to indulge in hours of browser-based fun to share with you. The Internet Archive has worked hard to put together a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software emulator and create an awesome online Historical Software Collection of classic games and software from yesteryear!

When you visit the homepage, you will be able to scroll down through it for a ‘guided tour’ of the games and software currently available in the initial collection.

This is what the individual homepages for each game or bit of software looks like. Keep in mind that none of the ‘Download item’ links we checked were working for us even though they are ‘shown’…

Browse on over to the Internet Archive’s Historical Software Collection homepage to start having fun with all these classic games and programs.

Historical Software Collection Homepage

If you would like to visit the homepage for The Hobbit v1.0 directly, then use the link below.

Play The Hobbit v1.0

[via The Verge]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/29/13
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