Internet Archive adds 2,000+ playable MS-DOS games to its library

Want to play over 2,000 MS-DOS-based games on your browser right this very minute? Then you need to head over to the Internet Archive.

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The Internet Archive was updated recently to host over 2,000 MS-DOS games that are completely playable from your browser right this very moment.

Having over 2,000 titles to choose from can certainly overwhelm most people, but some notable games include the original Oregon Trail, Wolfenstein 3D, The Lion King, Mega Man, Rise of the Dragon, and Prince of Persia.

Thew way the Internet Archive is able to have these games running from your browser is through the use of an EM-DOXBOX in-browser emulator. Unfortunately, not all browser-based emulations will run flawlessly, so keep that in mind if things act a little funky. At least the browser-based emulator is able to detect if you have a gamepad installed on your computer, which can make playing some of these older game a little bit easier.

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    January 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Internet Archive adds 2,000+ playable MS-DOS games to its library

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      January 7, 2015 2:44 PM

      Rise of the dragon was such a cool game. Spent at least a month trying to get that phone tap to work. I remember my Dad asking phone system guys at his work to try and figure it out and came back with a schematic that was damn close to what was in the game.

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        January 7, 2015 2:54 PM

        Wow! That's a hell of a story. It was one of my brother's personal favorites. In fact, he's the one who turned me onto its availability within this archive.

        Unfortunately, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, isn't on here.... yet!

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        January 7, 2015 6:34 PM

        Holy crap. I remember playing this weak ass fighter on my Windows 95 machine. It came on a 250 best arcade games CD-ROM :P

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        January 7, 2015 7:17 PM

        Fantastic game

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      January 7, 2015 5:36 PM

      I love that you chose a screen shot from Rise Of The Dragon. I loved that game.

      I loved Dynamix's Heart Of China too. Great games.

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        January 8, 2015 5:35 AM

        Thanks!

        Is Heart of China similar to Rise of the Dragon?

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          January 8, 2015 7:22 AM

          It's a Dynamix adventure game that's a bit more like an Indiana Jones game.

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      January 7, 2015 6:47 PM

      Looks for Full Throttle. closes site.

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        January 8, 2015 5:36 AM

        I would have been impressed if Lucasarts games made it on there. Considering Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle are being re-released, I'm sure others will follow so long as they sell well.

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      January 7, 2015 7:13 PM

      Rick Dangerous bitches. Hard to believe the guys who made Rick Dangerous went on to make Tomb Raider. Lara Croft could have been so much cooler.

      Just from another quick look through, several Dizzy games, North and South, Ducktales: The Quest for Gold, Magic Pockets. This is basically my childhood.