The 90s Are Back: Internet Archive Releases 2,500 MS-DOS Games

Retro games such as Mr. Blobby, Ms. Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong are on the list.
Fabienne Lang
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For those of you who enjoyed video games in the 90s, you're in luck! On Sunday, Internet Archive released over 2,000 MS-DOS video games, available for all to download and play. 

From the pixelated game of Doom to Karateka, and Zool, Internet Archive's list will have you drooling over the myriad options. 

Not only will you have fun, but you'll enjoy a few nostalgic heartstrings being tugged along the way, as you delve back to the 1990s.


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The site's software library is impressive in itself, as you scroll through the well-known titles of long-lost video games. Now you'll be able to play and replay the games of your youth. 

The titles range from action to spooky, adventure, and everything in between — there's something for everyone. 

The website has been slowly but surely adding titles to its list. Typically, these were added a few at a time, and only recently have they uploaded such a massive amount of titles in one go.

The site's curator, Jason Scott, cautioned: "Sometimes the emulations are slower than they should be, especially on older machines. Not all games are enjoyable to play. And of course, we are linking manuals where we can but not every game has a manual."

However, Scott is extremely excited, as can be noticed when he wrote this on the site's blog: "This will be our biggest update yet, ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago."

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Who wouldn't be excited about this news? 

So who exactly is the Internet Archive, and why are they doing this?

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library. It keeps an archive of digital versions of computer games, audio recordings, images, books, and videos. And, it is free of charge to the general public.

Their mission statement is golden: to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. 

Launching back in 1996 as an internet archive, they've grown more and more each year, boasting huge amounts of archived digital information. 

Now, you can access these 2,500 video games, thanks to the Internet Archive.

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