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Return Of Frogger

from BBC News

Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

Donkey Kong screenshotClassics like the original Donkey Kong can be found in the archive

Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing.

The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision.

The games do not have sound, but will soon, the Internet Archive said.

“In coming months, the playable software collection will expand greatly,”archivist Jason Scott wrote.

“Making these vintage games available to the world, instantly, allows for commentary, education, enjoyment and memory for the history they are a part of.”

The other machines included are the Atari 7800, the Magnavox Odyssey (known as the Philips Videopac G7000 in Europe) and the Astrocade.

Well-recognised titles such as Pacman, Space Invaders and Frogger are all in the archive – with more consoles and games expected soon.

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Posted on January 10, 2014 by Editor

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