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You can now play more than 2,000 Amiga games in your browser

You can now play more than 2,000 Amiga games in your browser


All for free, courtesy of Internet Archive

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Update August 12th, 07:51AM ET: The games and software are no longer available. Internet Archive says: "After a beta-testing period, the emulated Amiga programs at the Archive have been taken down for further development." There's no mention of when they might come back online.

In its latest tribute to retro gaming, the Internet Archive has uploaded a treasure trove of games, applications, and demos for the Amiga family of computers. You can play all of them for free, directly in your browser, but be warned — you might run into a few glitchy titles.

There are more than 2,000 games online, including classics such as Bubble Bobble, R Type, and Double Dragon. However, our searching couldn't find a number of well-loved Amiga titles, such as Elite, Cannon Fodder, and The Secret of Monkey Island (all of which were available on other platforms as well). There are also thousands more applications and demo titles, designed to shown off the hardware's capabilities, though, of course, we've not had time to look through them all.

This follows other uploads of retro titles from the Internet Archive, including MS-DOS games, Arcade titles, and a whole mess of games from Atari. If you didn't know what your plans were today, why not take a dip into gaming history.