Wednesday, January 7, 2015

OMG, there goes my life

The Internet Archive has just posted 2400 DOS games from the 1980s and 1990s.  Some of these devoured hours/days/months of my life.  It looks like they're all playable in the Javascript emulator there on the site.

Rogue, Earl Weaver Baseball, Incunabula, The Oregon Trail (a gift from Mom & Dad to #1 Son, back when he was 7 or so), Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein 3D, Sim City, Railroad Tycoon, ...

Wow.

11 comments:

Guffaw in AZ said...

Got Oregon Trail for Molly. Tempus Fugit, my friend!

gfa

Weetabix said...

Qix? I wasted hours with that one.

Tony Tsquared said...

Castle Wolfenstein - I waisted a year (or more) of my life mapping the hidden passages, weapons, health, and enemy forces.

cryptical said...

Wizardry I (which I played on an Apple II+ back in the day).

Archer said...

Near-eternal time-suck, here I come!

Bob said...

No Pirates! by Sid Meier. *sigh*

They do have Ultima VI, though...

NotClauswitz said...

Wolfenstein was a big hit at work!

Ruth said...

There are versions of Pirates availible for download from both Steam and Gamestop, it used to be on Gamefly as well. My Husband says the only change is "they added color". But the copyright is still active because of that, so thats likely why its not on the archive.

Matt W said...

Oh crap. I see many unreasonably late nights in my future with a Dr. Pepper 10 & Crown and many of these games after the kids are in bed....

kinnison said...

I spent a number of hours playing Master of Orion yesterday. Microprose games used to consume a vast amount of my gaming time in the 80's and 90's. I still remember seeing the SNJ "Miss Microporse" for a while at Oshkosh.

Chickenmom said...

The are fun, aren't they - played a bunch last night!