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10 Awesome Vintage Video Games You Can Play Online

18. Mai 2010

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There’s something about an old video game that does a body good. The 16-color graphics, the 8-bit sound — something about it conjures memories of simpler times, when joysticks seemed larger because our hands were still small, and a dollar seemed like a heck of a lot more money than it does right now.

Allow us to take you on a vintage voyage with a time machine of links, if you will. Here are ten computer and arcade games we all know and love that you can now play online and free of charge. If you’re of a certain age, you probably played these games while waiting for your mom to finish grocery shopping. Or they might have been on your very first video game console. We hope you remember them fondly and enjoy playing them again.


1. Donkey Kong


The original Donkey Kong arcade game is the stuff of legends. A recent documentary about hardcore Kong players, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, follows a group of dudes who are all competing against one another for the Donkey Kong world record high score. It’s intense stuff. The game they played was the 1981 Nintendo release that features “Jumpman,” the tiny character dodging Kong’s barrels, who would later become, none other than the infamous man in red overalls, Mario (mario).

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