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The list is basically the same as the one on 40Tech, but with an addition to make up for the recent absence of Getback.com. Hopefully they’ll be back soon with some more good classic games!
Classic Games Arcade is awesome, just like the post title says. It has all kinds from Pac-Man, to Street Fighter 2, to Sonic the Hedgehog, to Contra and Final Fight (Final Fight!). You can easily share games with your social networks (though it seems you can no longer put them on your own site – which is a good thing. Copyright infringement is a problem best avoided when you are just trying to have a good time, yes?
1980 Games is exactly what it says it is: games from the 80’s man (and some early 90’s too)! Donkey Kong, KungFu, Double Dragon, Frogger, 1942, Commando, Mario Bros – a large, large, large selection of the classic and the retro for your gaming pleasure! I have been getting my Double Dragon fix here regularly. So very cool! Watch out for the occasional pop-up though.
Play NES Flash Games has a ton of classic NES games converted to flash. Tons – including Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, Final Fantasy, and, if you missed the Playstation Store’s sale on TMNT: Turtles in Time (Re-Shelled), and are wanting some half-shelled hero action, you can hit up this site for the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the original Nintendo Entertainment System! Cool, yes?
c64s.com is the home of truly classic, classic gaming. After all, the Commodore 64 is only a few generations from Pong… Like old school, PC-style gaming? Like text-based RPG video games? How about Paperboy? This is your new home! There are also some good links in the footer to other classic gaming sites for NES, Gameboy, Sega Master System, and DOS games.
Not a lot of games on Atari.com (no longer called Atari Play, it appears), but there are a good selection of classic Atari Arcade games that are rotated through. Currently, you can play Adventure, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Lunar Lander, and Yar’s Revenge. Yar’s Revenge is a game I remember – that giant bug is awesome!
Play.VG is a decent site to replace the now under construction Getback.com. there are a lot of good classic games here, including a very playable version of DOOM. The main issue I had with this site, is that it doesn’t give a lot of guidance (none, in fact) in gameplay controls. You pretty much are left to fend for yourself. Still – good selection and worth the surf!
Get on these sites whenever you feel the urge to kill a bit of time and scratch the itch to play some awesome classic video games. Do it sooner than later – you never know when a publisher may jump on them for infringement of copyrights, forcing them to remove the games you love but just can’t find anymore.
Do you have a favourite retro-gaming site? Let us know in the comments!