May 23, 2018

Handheld Games Added to Internet Archive

The amazing folks at the Internet Archive are making sure we don’t lose our gaming history. This time, they're preserving some of the electronic handheld games you may have grown up with in the 70s and 80s. 

The Archive's Handheld History page features over 70 games all playable right from your browser. As you can see from the screen grab, they have the Coleco tabletop arcade cabinets, Merlin, and a slew of Tiger Electronics handhelds like Batman, Robocop and even Battletoads. They also have favorites like Tamogotchi and Speak N Spell.

It's a great nostalgia rest stop on the information superhighway. Some of the games have their manuals on the game page as well so you can try out those games you always wanted but never got. Playing a game you don't know without the manual can be frustrating!

I was thrilled to see they have Tron so I was finally able to experience it some 34 years after it was released. I managed to get by the lightcycles but have yet to defeat Sark in the disc toss.

Head on over the the Archive and get your game on!

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