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2600 and Arcade Games Free to Play Online

posted Nov 11, 2009, 7:22 AM by Troy Cheek
The Atari Age forums come through again, this time pointing out the Atari Online Arcade which includes the following games:
  1. Adventure (2600)
  2. Asteroids (arcade)
  3. Battlezone (arcade)
  4. Crystal Castles (arcade)
  5. Lunar Lander (arcade)
  6. Yar's Revenge (2600)
The blurb says "Atari Arcade is the place to find beloved Atari classics including Asteroids and Lunar Lander. You can play them all here online, any time and free of charge. To start, simply choose your favorite game from the list and get ready to have some fun!"

From the forum:

Hi everyone, thought you might be interested to know that Atari's got six classic games on their revamped web site: Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, Lunar Lander, and the Atari 2600 Adventure and Yars' Revenge. All emulated, too! Plus online score boards. Just needs Flash 10. The games can be found here: Atari Video Games.

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In the past this stuff would have required Shockwave and a compiled Xtra like the old Midway games that Digital Eclipse did, or Java applets like the old games.com site.

Flash has come a LONG way to be able to pull these off so well.

If Flash can't run compiled binaries then these are technically ports, though.

Here is the link describing the technology. However it's being done, it's impressive.

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It's an emulator, not a port. Original ROMs are in there.

Whatever it is, it's worth checking out.
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