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The Internet Archive quietly upgraded its in-browser technology to increase its portfolio from around 600 to over 1700 arcade games, emulated in real-time.

There are literally tons of lost classics to choose from; most work full speed on a modest PC thanks to their new technology.

Might I suggest:
DJ Boy
BRap Boys
Baseball Stars 2
Narc
Xmen
Super Pang
Dungeons and Dragons
Bomberman World
Captain America and the Avengers (not a great game, but relevant for today!)
Sunset Riders
Smash TV

among tons of others. Works in pretty much any browser, any machine (Chrome is probably the best.)

You can keep your Playboxes and SwitchPros. I have a blast from classic arcades. For free!
(but as a non-profit, feel free to give them a donation if you like.)

https://archive.org/details/internetarcade
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The Internet Archive quietly upgraded its in-browser technology to increase its portfolio from around 600 to over 1700 arcade games, emulated in real-time.

There are literally tons of lost classics to choose from; most work full speed on a modest PC thanks to their new technology.

Might I suggest:
DJ Boy
BRap Boys
Baseball Stars 2
Narc
Xmen
Super Pang
Dungeons and Dragons
Bomberman World
Captain America and the Avengers (not a great game, but relevant for today!)
Sunset Riders
Smash TV

among tons of others. Works in pretty much any browser, any machine (Chrome is probably the best.)

You can keep your Playboxes and SwitchPros. I have a blast from classic arcades. For free!
(but as a non-profit, feel free to give them a donation if you like.)

https://archive.org/details/internetarcade
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Plus +1 for the internet archive. They do important work. Too many shady companies delete stuff to cover their asses, but the archive is there to save us
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thanks for the info, tried my mobile and I guess it doesn't work on touchscreen devices, will try when I get home.
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I wonder if these work on Xbox
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Literally tons?
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Having been on the site before, I'm gonna assume I can't play 2-player Smash TV Frown
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Literally tons?
Yes.

At the closest approximation- an arcade in Chicago with only about 500 games, the weight is tons.
This is more than three times that.
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Yes.

At the closest approximation- an arcade in Chicago with only about 500 games, the weight is tons.
This is more than three times that.
You make a good point!
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Having been on the site before, I'm gonna assume I can't play 2-player Smash TV Frown
It takes some configuration, but pretty sure you could.

Uses Mame.
Hit tab in any game to pull up menu, then look up controls. You can customize.
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These are good at work, but my favorite site for this sort of stuff is still classicreload.com
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Awwww yissss, sunset riders!!!
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Is this for PC only or will it work on phones & tablets?
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These are good at work, but my favorite site for this sort of stuff is still classicreload.com
classicreload.com is nice, but the Internet Archive's DOS archives [archive.org]are far more extensive, as is the Internet Archive's Console library [archive.org] (which includes more Genesis games, among others.)

classicreload doesn't have any Arcade games, from what I can tell, and the emulation is a few notches below IA's (no WASM)
What classicreload does have is C64 games, which are inexplicably missing from IA (although Apple II, Mac, and all the rare systems make up for it.)

I'm not sure you can compare the two, unless you really need a C64 fix.

Edit: It does appear as though some of the DOS programs on classicreload are different than IA (i.e. full version of Doom.)
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I don't see X-Men...

edit: nvm - https://archive.org/details/arcade_xmen

edit 2: Simpsons game is great too. Was ported to Xbox 360 a few years ago on XB360 Arcade - https://archive.org/details/arcade_simpsons
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