Now You Can Play 10,000 Amiga Titles In Your Browser - For Free!

By James O Malley on at

It might be 2016, but that doesn't mean you can't re-live the days when your parents wouldn't buy you a Megadrive, as the Internet Archive has added a library of 10,000 Amiga titles to its collection.

As reported by Engadget, all of the games can be played for free online in your web browser. The site uses a Javascript based emulator to play the titles from their original code. Your mileage may vary, with some games emulating better than others. but if you get stuck you can download the original disc images and either dig out the Amiga from the attic, or play on WinUAE.

Featuring everything from Pacmania to Simon the Sorcerer, the collection is a treasure trove for retro enthusiasts. And what's impressive is that you can play the games right in your browser, with no need to install additional software.

What's particularly impressive is the sheer scale of the library - it has literally everything. Even R-Type knock-off Project X and Alien Breed.

Yep, who needs a Nintendo when you can play, umm, "Marietto" or "Maze Man"?

There's even boring business software and X-Copy, the software for pirating games. Not that anyone ever used that... right?

As far as we can tell, the whole collection must have been uploaded legally, as The Internet Archive is a legitimate organisation. But perhaps this potential grey area explains why some titles, such as the original Worms and Theme Park are missing. [Engadget]