Forget your floppy discs and insane boot up waits. The Internet Archive has just dumped an unbelievable dose of nostalgia into today’s’ computers. The best part of the 2,500 retro MS-DOS games added in the most recent update? It’s all free to play. The Internet Archive has curated a vast collection of digital history like computer games, e-books, audio files, and videos. The Internet Archive is a non-profit platform that preserves a number of cultural works. Its a vintage dreamland for computer gamers “This will be our biggest update yet, ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago,” wrote Jason Scott, Internet Archive’s software curator, on the site’s blog.
The majority of the games like 3D Bomber, Mr. Blobby, and Alien Rampage are from the glory days of the ‘90s. Other games like Vor Terra, Wipeout, Spooky Kooky Monster Maker, and B-17 Flying Fortress, to name a few, have also been added to the mix. Years could be at stake here. A collection this expansive takes time just to browse, let alone enjoy. While you’ll scroll past plenty of titles you’ve never heard of. You’ll definitely find some old familiar friends that are begging for a reunion. This could be an amazing opportunity to annoy your kids, as well. Bore them to death with the technology that changed your life, or introduce them to the insane world of educational entertainment computer labs were once chock full of.
Either way, young minds will be blown by the pure joy elicited from this treasure chest of throwback gold. To play the games, simply head over to archive.org and run any of the titles in the browser – no downloads are required.