Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

01/07/2015 11:53 am ET
Internet Archive

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.

A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, games, recordings, movies and more.

Obviously, 2,400 is too many to list here. But here are just a few of our favorite games that went live this week:

  • Batman Returns
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Brothers VGA
  • Oregon Trail
  • Zelda Classic
  • Deluxe Ski Jump
  • Digger
  • Doom - The Rogelike
  • The Hobbit
  • Bricks
  • Disney's Duck Tales - The Quest for Gold
  • 3D Bomber
  • Prince of Persia
  • Castle of Dr. Brain
  • Championship Baseball
  • SimCity
  • Action Fighter
  • Disney's Aladdin
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Mrs. Pac-Man
  • Tetris
  • Trolls
  • Pac-Man
  • Road Runner
  • Pinball 2000
  • Street Fighter
  • Wheel Of Fortune
  • ALF - The First Adventure
  • SimLife
  • Bad Street Brawler
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Manhattan
  • Battleship
  • 3D Lemmings Winterland
  • Cobra
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Deluxe

Some of the games don't work perfectly, but they work well enough to play and bring back memories. "Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too," software curator Jason Scott wrote in a blog post on Monday. "But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly."

Now get out there, kill some buffalo and beware of dysentery.

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