I have no shame in admitting that one of the best parts of my childhood was being able to visit a family friend's house, purely so I could nerd out with them on their Amiga 500. It might have been the lower end of the Amiga line, but good God did that machine have some quality games.
But if you missed out on that classic gaming platform, don't worry. The Internet Archive has got your back.
There's 10,357 pieces of software at the time of writing, but it's the 1,351 games that we're most interested in. Scrolling through reveals that quite a few of those are duplicates, however, and some of them just refused to boot at the time of writing.
The original Leisure Suit Larry kept crashing when I tried running it through Chrome -- but here's a list of classics that I found just scrolling through:
- Action Fighter
- Indianapolis 500: The Simulation
- Elite: Frontier II
- Double Dragon
- Formula 1 Grand Prix
- Flight Simulator II
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Ishido: The Way of Stones
- Peter Beardsley's International Football
- Super Monaco GP
- Bionic Commando
- Silent Service
- Lords of Chaos
You can check out the list of Amiga games here. Hundreds of classic PC games have been archived too, including some really classic demos for games like Halo: Combat Evolved, MotoCross Madness, Midttown Madness 2, Quake 3, G-Police and Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. (They're not playable in a browser, but you can get them going easily enough with DOSBox.)
This article originally appeared on Kotaku Australia