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Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

We thought we’d do something a bit different for the weekend, because not everybody is actually working during the weekend. And even if we do, we deserve a break from time to time. For just this occasion, we have poured across the four corners of the web and amassed a collection of retro games to help you make the absolute most of your break time this weekend… and possibly any break time you take from this day forth.

Now you’re ready to take some time off and unplug, let’s stroll down memory lane, the gaming way. Focusing on the days of the old DOS-based games, we sourced some emulators so that you could revisit your old favorites once again without having to downgrade your machine. So flex some willpower (or kiss your weekend goodbye) and dive into the deep end of this DOS-day throwback to get your ROM on.

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Game Showcase Link

Prince of Persia5
Prince of Persia is a 2-D platformer with run and jump game play. Your hero must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with guards. As the hero, you have an infinite number of lives, but you have to restart the level every time you die, and you must complete the game within an hour. The very fluid animation of your character is especially noteworthy. The game is still available for free downloading6.

Your task is to rescue lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzles. The creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level. Unfortunately, these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers, among other hazards. You can play Lemmings online8.

Pac-Man, an arcade classic, takes a new form in this colorful clone. CD-Man features five different worlds to complete, each with nicely drawn graphics in high-res EGA mode, and a new character, The Snoofer, who was not available in version 1.5 (in which you had only your old pal to play with).

In Goody, you are a thief with a mission to break into a Spanish bank. For your mission, you’ll need appropriate tools, such as a torch and pincers. On your way to the bank, you must avoid policemen, gorillas, kung-fu experts, women sweepers and paper airplanes… that is to say, the typical problems any thief would face.

Prehistorik 2
In this game, the hero must use his club to crush animal enemies, many of which then release bonus items you can collect. Unlike in the original game, the character now no longer needs to feed his clan, so there is no minimum food target. Other bonus items are located around the levels, and even more can be found using your club creatively and adventurously.

SimCity sets you up as mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a space where citizens can live and work in and be happy. The first task is to put in place essentials, such as housing, transportation links, schools, factories and shops. You have 50 types to choose from, with homes of various standards and businesses of various types; you’ll have to consider which site is appropriate for each purpose. Some power sources pollute; others don’t but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure income, and then portions of them must be allocated to public services such as policing and roads. Earthquakes, floods and fires are all emergency situations you must deal with to minimize damage.

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (DOTT)
The Edison mansion has always been a creepy old house at the edge of town. There have been rumors of strange experiments and odd creatures living amongst the Edison family. There is even a story that a meteorite once crashed near the home nearly 20 years ago. More immediately, a girl named Sandy has gone missing from the local high school, and her boyfriend, Dave, swears that he saw Dr. Fred abduct her. Dave knows he cannot do this alone and will need help from two other students if he has any hope of infiltrating the mansion and rescuing Sandy.


The Secret of Monkey Island11
The Secret of Monkey Island is an adventure game that uses the command verb-based SCUMM interface first introduced in Maniac Mansion. You construct commands for your character, Guybrush, by clicking on the appropriate verb and then clicking on the inventory item or object in the room you want to interact with. It is the first LucasArts’ adventure game in which getting irrevocably stuck or dying is impossible. The branching dialogue system, in which you choose one of the available responses while talking to people, allows you to speak to characters in different ways, without fear of making a wrong choice. There are plenty of inventory-based puzzles to solve and even “insult sword fighting,” in which Guybrush has to prove that his wit is as sharp as his sword!

The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man moves to the next stage. Between some stages, one of three intermission animations plays. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. You have three lives when you start, and if an enemy touches Pac-Man, a life is lost. When all lives are lost, the game ends. Here is one13 of many places you can play Pac-man online

Digger is an arcade game that combines elements of the popular arcade games Dig Dug and Mr. Do!. Players control the titular Digger, who can tunnel through dirt with ease. The goal of each level is to gather up all of the gems. However, Nobbins and Hobbins are also lurking on the levels: Nobbins are fairly slow but can transform into Hobbins, which are much quicker. The enemies can chase Digger only through the tunnels he creates; they cannot dig through dirt themselves.

Leisure Suit Larry15
Larry, the game’s protagonist, is a short, tacky, balding, leisure suit-wearing kinda guy who’s constantly searching for his next score. His combination of stupidity and brashness tends to get him into trouble. The object of the game is to get out of trouble in traditional adventure fashion, finding and manipulating objects as you thread your way through the story line.

Loom is an adventure game from LucasFilm. What sets Loom apart from other adventure games (notably those released by Sierra) is its unique interface: you do not carry items around but rather manipulate existing items through spells. The spells are cast by playing magical notes on a special distaff. Loom also features three difficultly levels, differentiated by their interface: the standard level features the distaff at the bottom of the screen, but the notes aren’t written, whereas the expert level doesn’t show the distaff and you have to replay the spells by ear.

In this classic game, you must move crates to make a path to the exit. But this game goes beyond the simple premise and toughens the challenge on each level. By the final levels, you must plan 40 steps in advance.

Duke Nukem II18
Duke Nukem II is a platform game featuring the famous muscled hero Duke Nukem. While giving an interview on TV, he is captured by the evil Rigelatins, who intend to use his brain to conquer Earth. Duke easily escapes his prison cell and now must make his way through four episodes, each consisting of an assortment of levels, with varying graphic design. On his way, Duke has to make his way through many obstacles and destroy enemies, both Rigelatin forces and apparent local wildlife. Initially, Duke has a weak laser rifle, but he can find a flamethrower (which allows you to launch yourself by shooting down), a rocket launcher and a far more powerful laser cannon. Unfortunately, the stronger the weapon, the less ammo it can hold. The game is available as a free download19.

Micro Machines 220
As with its predecessor, in this second game in the Micro Machines series, you’re behind the steering wheel of an extremely small car. You race around on interesting surfaces, like tables and tree houses.

Golden Axe21
Golden Axe puts you in the shoes of one of three heroes, each with their own reason to try to overthrow the evil rule of Death-Adder. The evil ruler, along with his forces of darkness, kidnapped and imprisoned the king and his daughter and stole the legendary Golden Axe. This is a horizontal fighting game in which, as one of the three characters (a warrior, dwarf or amazon), you bash everything that stands between you and Death Adder himself.

Commander Keen22
Billy “Commander Keen” Blaze, an eight-year-old genius, has flown to Mars in his Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket, built from common household objects. But while Keen was exploring Mars, the alien Vorticons stole vital parts of his ship and hid them in Martian cities. Keen must now find the stolen parts if he wants to return to Earth.

Wolfenstein 3D23
Inspired by the top-down infiltration game Castle Wolfenstein, this innovative episodic FPS puts you in the boots of B.J. Blazkowicz, allied spy. There are six episodes: the first distributed as shareware, the second and third available upon registration, and the final three (set before the events in the first episode) available in the “Nocturnal Missions” pack. However, they don’t need to be played in sequence to be enjoyed!

Chicago 90
Chicago 90 is an action game in which you can be a gangster or a policeman. As a gangster, you’re on the run from the police. As a cop, your mission is to catch the gangster. You can choose from three difficulty levels as your skills grow.

Sid Meier’s Civilization
Civilization has the longest sweep of any strategy game of its time. You are leader of a nation. You begin in the Stone Age and complete the game in the 21st century (unless your civilization is destroyed by then). Your goal is to become the world’s dominant civilization, either by wiping out everyone else or by being the first to send a spaceship to Alpha Centauri.

Doom / Doom II24
In this sequel to the original Doom, you play the same hero, the last remaining space marine. After single-handedly saving Mars from demonic threat, you return to Earth, only to find that the demons have already invaded it and killed all of its inhabitants or turned them into demons. Your task is to kill all the demons and save the Earth.

F1 is the official Formula One racing game. Two modes of play are available, Arcade and Grand Prix. In both modes, you complete a certain number of laps (4, 8 or 12) and select the circuit to race on. The circuits are in San Marino, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan and Australia.

Mortal Kombat26
Mortal Kombat is a side-scrolling one-on-one fighting game that allows players to perform a variety of punches, kicks and special moves to defeat their opponent. When an opponent is about to lose a second round, the vanquisher can perform a finishing move, called a “fatality.” Each fighter has a unique fatality, by which they graphically kill the loser in a blood-soaked finale.

Summer Challenge27
Five events are on offer in this Olympics-style sports game. You can choose your nationality and then play the games individually or as part of a tournament. The events are hurdles, triple jump, skeet shooting, diving and fencing. Each event’s control system involves rotating the joystick and firing at the right moment. Fencing is viewed isometrically, and skeet shooting has a 3-D view positioned behind the competitor, which is typical of the unusual approaches taken to the events here; the creators opted not to fill the game with 10 or more generic by-the-numbers offerings.

Test Drive 3: The Passion28
Drive exotic cars while fleeing police in the sequel to the popular Test Drive series. New features included a true 3-D engine, a selection of music on the radio, police evasion, instant replay, digitized dashboard and interiors and larger, more diverse driving environments, with multiple routes.

By playing the humans or the orcs in this saga, two separate story lines emerge, with 12 scenarios per side unfolding the tale of the battle for Azeroth. Players must mine gold and chop wood to construct buildings and create new units. From swords to sorcery, you explore all the elements of classic fantasy. Rich forests, dark dungeons and bubbling swamps await the stalwart troops amassed to fight for dominance. You can command many unique armies and creatures, including knights, archers, clerics, warlocks, daemons, elementals and necromancers, who are able to raise the dead.

Dune II30
Dune II is often considered the first mainstream modern real-time strategy game, and it established many conventions of the genre. Though set in Frank Herbert’s famous Dune universe, the game is only loosely connected to the plots of the books and films. Controlling one of the three houses, the player must fight a number of battles against the other houses. In the early levels, the goal is simply to earn a certain number of credits, while in later missions, you have to destroy all enemies.

You are a gravedigger named Samuel, and you’ve heard of the famed Loodam Crypts and all the riches they contain. This game is a top-down action and puzzle adventure in which your goal is to collect as many jewels as possible, while avoiding monsters and traps, and then search for the exit. You have a shovel with which to kill weak enemies and find strong ones as the game progresses. Most levels have a puzzle whose solution requires setting combinations of switches in the correct order and finding keys.

Worms is a turn-based strategy game. It features up to four teams of four worms, each team aiming to destroy the others on a generated terrain. Each worm has 100 hit points and dies when the hit points fall to 0. Upon death, the worm explodes, causing damage to everyone around.

Incredible Machine32
Incredible Machine is a puzzle game in which the player has to assemble a Rube Goldberg-type contraption to solve a simple puzzle. The game consists of a series of puzzles, each with a clear objective, such as “put the baseball in the basket” or “turn on the fan.” To solve them, you are given a number of parts—such as balls, girders, rope, balloons, seesaws, cats and monkeys—and your job is to arrange and connect them on the playing field so that, upon clicking the “Start puzzle” button, the whole contraption activates and achieves the objective. Test your puzzle-solving skills with the free download33.

One of the classic 3-D car-racing simulations, offering a variety of cars and opponents to choose from. The game features unusual stunt objects, including loops, corkscrews and jumps. You can watch your race in instant replay from different camera angles. A track editor is included as well.

The evil Akuma has destroyed your homeland, killed many of your friends and kidnapped Princess Mariko. Fortunately, you are skilled in martial arts, so your inevitable quest to reach Akuma’s palace has a hope of success.

The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici36
This is the sequel to the well-known Settlers game. You start your settlement with only one main building. To construct other buildings, you must find a source of stones and wood. So, you begin building little roads along which your men can transport all the different goods. You can choose from over 30 different professions for your men and from many different building types. Of course, other settlers are in the area, too, so war is unavoidable.

Mario Brothers37
You control Mario, who has to flip turtles coming out from two pipes at the top of the screen. The goal is to defeat the turtles and score points by flipping them from underneath, not jumping on them. All game play is on a single screen—no scrolling levels like in regular Mario games.

An enemy with the codename Quake, believed to be from another dimension, is using teleporter gates to invade Earth. You take the role of an anonymous soldier who arrives at your base only to find that Quake has overrun it and killed everyone. Somewhere on the base must be a teleporter to Quake’s realm. Your mission is clear: take the fight to the enemy, overcoming countless hordes of monsters, and exact revenge.

King’s Bounty and King’s Bounty 239
As a knight, paladin, barbarian or sorceress, you must amass an army of creatures to take on the local baddies and search for the Sceptre of Order. This is a turn-based game with a time limit that decreases the higher you go in skill level. Depending on your allegiance, you start with one set of creatures, although the king will not mind whether you’re his knight or barbarian. A game contains four maps, each with mean creatures to control and meaner opponents to fight. Acquiring these maps early allows you to find and buy more mean creatures, in turn helping you to easily conquer previous maps.

Wing Commander40
Wing Commander is a space-combat simulator interspersed with shipboard dialogue. On board the ship, you can save and load the game, visit the bar to get the latest gossip or go to the next mission briefing and 3-D space-combat mission.

Hocus Pocus41
Hocus Pocus is an action platform game. Controlling the young magician, you run, jump and climb through levels populated by various types of monsters. Hocus encounters many magic potions on the way, some of which restore health and others that grant special powers, such as super-jumps, which let you access new areas, and laser shots, which make for better attacks.

Supaplex is a puzzle game reminiscent of Boulder Dash. You make your way through levels by finding the exits, while collecting Infotrons and avoiding the killer Zonks.

Grand Theft Auto43
In Grand Theft Auto, you take the role of a small-time criminal trying to make it big with the mob. Stealing cars, running jobs for gangsters and behaving generally anti-social is your path to success.

Brix is a nearly exact clone of the Taito game Puzznic. You are presented with an array of pieces, which you can move horizontally, and when two or more of the same type touch, they disappear. The idea is to do that to every pair of bricks painted with the same geometrical shape… and fast, ’cause time runs out quickly. When you have an odd number of a particular piece, remove them by having them make simultaneous contact.

Color Lines45
This is the original Russian version of Lines. It is a turn-based board game. On each turn, three randomly colored balls fall on random squares of a 9×9 grid. Your mission is to reposition the balls (moving them one per turn) to form lines consisting of five or more balls of the same color. The lines can be arranged vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Each full line you build immediately disappears, giving you points. There is basically no end to the game, but your first objective is to surpass the 3000 points scored by the “king.” Once you surpass him, he loses the throne and you become the new king. But the game continues ad infinitum. You lose when the entire board is filled with balls. You can play the game online46, too.

Emulators Link

Before you can run these old ROMs and get the gaming underway, you need to load an emulator onto your machine. So, grab one of the several we have selected for you here, and let the games begin!

  • DOSBox47
    A good choice of emulator because of its availability in multiple languages and the variety of operating systems it works on.
  • Boxer48
    The emulator of choice for those running Macs. It comes with some games to get you started.
  • DOSEMU49
    The emulator that most Linux users opt for. If you’re one of them, you might want to start here.

Galleries of ROMs Link

Today is officially game day, so scroll through the galleries we have amassed for you and lose yourself in all of the retro goodness. But take note: if you are on break, then we here at Smashing take no responsibility whatsoever if you get carried away and don’t get back to work on time. Not that we expect anything of the sort…

  • Best Old Games50
    A great source of downloadable blasts from the past.
  • Keepers of the Forgotten Games
    A German website with a few emulator links and quite a large selection of games.
  • RGB Classic Games
    A website loaded with a lot of old freeware games and shareware demos.
  • DOS Games Archive51
    Just that: a large archive of 275 free downloadable games, including shareware, freeware and more.
  • DOS Museum52
    Actually a non-profit website dedicated to preserving vintage DOS games and applications.
  • Dope DOS Roms53
    Another hub loaded with thousands of different ROMs.
  • Replacement Docs54
    A great place to find manuals for the games you’ve download.

What’s your favourite DOS/Video game? Link

What game did you like most when you were playing on DOS? Let us know in the comments to this post!


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Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and developer as well as a founding member and editor of Arbenting.

  1. 1

    Please fix title for maniac mansion. The screenshot is from the original Maniac Mansion, not its sequel (and my preferred version), Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle.


    Other than that i loved these games. you should put Scorched Earth on that list. i loved that game. and Raptor.

  2. 5

    I’m still in a relationship with Wolfenstein 3D /* secret */

  3. 6

    Love it Angie! Thanks :)

    Oh the days of playing Mortal Kombat for most of the day with my friends, and then playing The Incredible Machine at night by myself haha.

  4. 7

    Bhanu Ahluwalia

    October 8, 2010 6:53 am

    POP my all time fav <3 thanks Angie love this post so much. Already downloaded and checking others (which I never played) while I'm typing.

  5. 8

    Oh man Supaplex.
    I played it for hours, such a simple but fun game it used to be.

    Finaly found it back, couldnt remeber the name anymore.
    Thanks SM!!

  6. 9

    Lee Englestone

    October 8, 2010 7:03 am

    Good shout on the classic strategy games

    Don’t forget Frontier Elite 2

  7. 10

    Dimitri Gácsér

    October 8, 2010 7:15 am

    Finally I see these games in colour! At that time I had a 386SX computer with a b&w screen. Purple was never visible. Thanks for sharing, but you forgot to mention the game called ‘Dangerous Dave’ ;)

  8. 11

    Favorite game of all time: Flashback

  9. 12

    Doom 1 and 2, what along time ago :)

  10. 13

    The Secret of Monkey Island – this one is my personal best. I love the fact that the franchise was recently rebooted.

  11. 14

    Do you really think you should be linking to sites offering copyrighted material for people to pirate? Just because (some of) these games aren’t on the market anymore does not make it legal to download them.

  12. 15

    X-Com Terror From The Deep FTW!

  13. 16

    wow i loved those games. also why didn;t you add any of the Heroes of might and magic series? especially Prehistorik 2 i thought nobody ever heard of it but me =)

  14. 17

    What about SPACE QUEST?!

  15. 18

    Can’t believe X-Com: UFO Defense was left out.

    • 19

      agreed – X-Com is a classic!

    • 20

      Have you seen the free UFO: Alien Invasion ?
      It’s an open source version of the old UFO games, but with modern 3D graphics and sound.

      But everything we loved about the old games is there. Compiled it for my system some days ago and I’m already addicted.

  16. 21

    Chris McQueen

    October 8, 2010 11:53 am

    My favorite was always Descent:

  17. 22

    I <3 command keen!

  18. 23


    *goes out for supplies*

    *locks himsself in*

    see you all in 2 days

  19. 24

    Fernando de Sá

    October 8, 2010 6:45 am

    I’m crying at the memory (Se me piantó un lagrimón)

  20. 25

    Two of my favourites ever games are in this list and that make me so happy, they are Prince of Persia and Monkey Island. They remind me a time on my childhood when I use to spend hours playing and looking for some “sword insults”…oh what a great times. Thank you sooo much for this post!

  21. 26

    hocus pocus, soko-ban and prehistorik.
    so long ago…loved these games.

  22. 27

    If you’re thinking of using DOSBox, I strongly recommend D-Fend Reloaded
    It comes with a manager for changing various sound and memory settings. Very useful and lets you spend more time playing the games!

    • 28

      Great suggestion, I did the logo for that frontend, and it uses famfamfam’s icons so it has a nice interface :) great selection! I’ll also add the Spellcasting series, which were some kind of raunchy crossover between Harry Potter and Animal House

  23. 29

    GREAT compilation
    I just started Jagged Alliance again.. but I can’t find the purifier… gotta go ;)

  24. 30

    Some more favs:

    Bio Menace
    Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure
    X-Wing & Tie Fighter
    Dynasty Warriors
    Rise of the Triad
    Duke Nukem 3d!

    • 31

      Thumbs up for Bio Menace.

      And a million thumbs up for Rise Of The Triad. To this day, I still believe it’s the best game ever. Except Half Life 2. And Left4Dead.

  25. 32

    I spent soooo much time on the C64 playing karateka! wow…..

  26. 33

    Worms definitely gets my vote as the best multiplayer game ever :D

  27. 34

    Ha Ha, I played Larry! What a crappy graphic compared to today’s games but I loved it.

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    Jonathan Riker

    October 8, 2010 7:14 am

    Why are you linking to a downloadable version of Larry? Larry and all the other Sierra adventures can be played online right here:

  29. 36

    One of my favorite abandonware was… Vette!
    This game was some sort of Midtown Madness, but back in 1989 :!

    Stunts was amazing back then as well…

    But what would I be today if it hadn’t been for “Gorilla”, a good old Qbasic version of “Worms”…

  30. 37

    Ah, the DOS version of civilization – an old classic, and one of my favorites. It’s amazing how despite the new graphic rendering technology and modern realistic games, we still end up spending a lot of our time playing these old classics.
    Other favorites: Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, and Worms. I was hoping Bio Menace would be on here too.

  31. 38

    Mortal Kombat FTW!!

  32. 39

    I love Prince 1 and Stunts. I spent more hours in my life playing those two games than sum of all the rest of the games I ever played.

  33. 40

    Prince of Persia rocks and Commander Keen FTW!

  34. 42

    Oh the memories!!

    Thanks for this! No Chips Challenge though? :)

  35. 43

    Great list. What a trip back in time.
    I’m still in love with Penta (, Elevator Action ( and – my all time favorite – Stinger


  36. 44

    Amazing list! Karateka was one hell of an impossible game to beat.

    I would add Out of This World as well. Amazing game

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    October 8, 2010 8:13 am

    did the ZX Spectrum do big business in the states back in the 80s?

    • 46

      No. The Timex-Sinclair 2068 was the American version of the Spectrum, and was about 80% software compatible. (probably due to h/w differences) I don’t think the 2068 lasted a full year before being dropped. Too bad.

  38. 47

    I agree with most choices, but I didn’t notice my favorite Lotus 3. I even found music from this game and I listen to it in my car :)

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    Brandon Kirkland

    October 8, 2010 8:25 am

    Spy vs Spy

  40. 49

    CURSE YOU S.M! I’m supposed to be designing web pages, learning HTML 5 and CSS3, yet I’ve been playing Prince of Persia 1 for the last 3 hrs!
    Must Stop! Could you not have posted this for Saturday?

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    My guilty secret is Ultima VII: The Black Gate…

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    Loom was a spectacular game! I still remember the guy saying “Grass green…I hate that color!” in his British-ish accent.

    Maniac Mansion was another favorite of mine, though I never played Day of the Tentacle. The synopsis describes the original game, though! Wiki it to confirm :)

    Wolfenstein 3D was funny to see…I was pretty little when my mom got that game, and I wasn’t allowed to watch because it was too violent :) I pretended to nap on the couch and peek up at the screen to watch!

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    Wow – video games. An era of my life that has mostly ended, but one on which I look back with much fondness.

    Here are some of my other favourites: Dungeon Keeper, Rainbow Islands, Tower of Babel, Forgotten Worlds, R-Type, Hard Drivin’, Final Fight, Street Fighter 2, Bomberman, APB, Plan B, Citadel (both of those last two on the Acorn Electron.)

    I could go on, and on, and on :)

    • 53

      Dude! I think Dungeon Keeper was my first ever pc game! Lets not forget Blood Omen. For me its still one of the best games I’ve played up to date

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    Morning Toast

    October 8, 2010 9:23 am

    Not a bad list at all! I second the person that mentioned Tie Fighter and X-Wing! I believe Prince of Persia was the first PC game I completed when I was little.

    What about Scorched Earth? I played that for hours with friends along with the more basic Tank Wars. And I think Lost Vikings should get a shout out too. And for some reason Syndicate has been on my mind lately…for absolutely no raisin.

    I’m glad to see no one mentioned Myst. Overrated.

    • 55

      syndicate has probably been on your mind because it is one of the greatest games ever made!

  45. 56

    Oh what great memories I have of these games. Another one I used to play all the time was Sam and Max Hit The Road. Freaking hilarious! Thanks for this.

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    Uridium & Boulder Dash – my childhood C-64 addictions

  47. 58

    Where is Police Quest, Space Quest and Kings Quest series. They were the best!

  48. 59

    oh, my childhood :'(

  49. 60

    would be cool if the roms worked with Mac!

  50. 62

    When I think about the Incredible Machine…Peter Griffin comes to mind…lol

  51. 63

    Awesome collection!

    SimCity 2000 (I remember I had to install a VESA video board to play it)
    Warcraft II (more than 20 floppy disks compressed with ARJ)
    Another World (here in Brazil it was called Out of This World)

    I’m getting old…

    • 64

      Of course: Another world!
      I knew something important was missing…

    • 65

      SimCity 2000, so many hours wasted… Is there a point after which the computer tells you ‘You Won’? =)

  52. 66

    waaa chicago 90 was my first pc game :)

  53. 67

    AWESOME! Thanks, took about 10 minutes to get up and running with Mortal Kombat on my MAC, what a throwback.

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    Sadly, no mention of the timeless CGA classic “Alley Cat”.
    Often criminally overlooked, It stands as a hallmark in the era of modern gaming.

  56. 72

    Where is legendary Michael Jackson SEGA game?

  57. 73

    OMG the memories….supaplex…thank you so much smashing magazine for starting my weekend in such a nice mood!


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    Great article, remembered I loved to play Descent

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    Mohawk Kellye

    October 8, 2010 11:36 am


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    Sega Outrun!

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    Excellent post for a great weekend..thank you :)

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    wow, this takes me back!
    I love to play the old LucasArts games

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    Omg !
    So many game, i have play in my childhood !

    Thank’s a lot !

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    Lukasz Bachur

    October 8, 2010 12:27 pm

    Oh my, oh my! What a time machine to my childhood :-)!

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    Nice list.
    Use ScummVM for playing lucasarts games on modern computers.

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    Very cool list,

    but what about Dungeon Keeper one of my all time favourite games!
    Oh and you should not forget Tetris :D

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    AAAAAHA Good Old Days

    without any upgrade

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    Cédric, from France

    October 8, 2010 1:57 pm

    NOOOOOOOO !!!!

    Excellent post :-)

    I remember the most part of these games… I’ve played with lots of them :
    – Worms
    – X-Wings
    – Wing Commander
    – Quake / Doom / Doom II and the first one, Wolfenstein 3D !!!
    – Incredible Machine (an incredible game)
    – Lemmings
    – Prince of Persia
    – Golden Axe

    But I think the one I’ve spent hundred of hours is the famous Sid Meier’s Civilization !

    Awesome :-p

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    BoulderDash. Best game ever! :)
    And: Last Ninja, Saboteur, Head over Heels (with nice downloadable remake from retrospect) Heli Rescue, Pharao’s Course, Forbidden Forest, Outrun, etc…
    I start feelin’ kinda old. :)

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    Oh God, I remember failing one of my Uni courses because of an old addiction to this Prince of Persia version…

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    Of course bubble bubble

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    October 8, 2010 4:58 pm

    prehistorix and prince of persia I very like that. In few years ago, that game always played in my time.

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    def ufo enemy unknown one of the best games i have ever played

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    Grand Theft Auto (and GTA2) are free to download from Rockstar:

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    Budokan and Ultrabots (Xenobots) , my all time favorite DOS games…

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    I feel compelled to point out that many great old classics like these–and others!–are available on Good Old Games if you’re willing to fork out a few bucks. Games like Fallout, Outkast, Myst, Interstate 76, Another World, Arx Fatalis, Blake Stone, and on and on are available there, so anyone with an urge for some retro gaming should check it out.

    Personally, my favorite retro games are the awesome X-Wing and its (even better) sequel Tie Fighter. Pity you can’t find ’em anywhere anymore.

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    ***DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS*** I just lost a lot of faith in Smashing for this post. Definitely not cool to send readers to a illegitimate download site that makes you “write a videogame review” that they will fact check within 24 – 48 hours.

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    You’ve missed Roadrash.

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    I think Pirates should have been added to this list and to a lesser extent, Populous

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    where is Knight Lore?!

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    The original CD-MAN was yellow, just like Pacman. Here is a screenshot:

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    Golden Axe rules !!
    One of my favorites was Pang.

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    Best Game Ever : The Secret Of Monkey Island !!!

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    Don’t forget Moonstone: A hard day’s knight. BEST. GAME. EVER!

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    DIZZY!!! Treasure Island being the best, but I will take any of the codemasters creations.

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    Fantastic compilation, thx! Played most of these, not sure what’s my favourite though… :-)

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    The first game I ever bought was Zork, and spent wayyy too much time on it. Didn’t buy another game until Riven, which I also spent way too much time on.

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    Why for the weekend? I prefer going out at the weekend ;) But for a brake those games can be useful :P

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    Gaurav Mishra

    October 9, 2010 5:51 am

    Those days were superb!
    Playing with Atari system was very delightful
    I remember I was 5-6yr old at that time

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    Street Fighter 2!!!

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    Siddharth Ashok

    October 9, 2010 7:22 am

    WOW, it reminded of my old day’s, endless hours playing these i will never ever forget.

    Thanks for the great post.

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    awesome. I love this post! brings back some memories

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    Games from my childhood, Thank you!

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    Flashback is missing.

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    Excellent Post!!!! brings back so many hours of my childhood! Thanks!!!!

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    Lemmings was awesome, what about “Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego” or “Terminal Velocity”

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    hey, forgot Turrican!

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    Loved this! Oh the memories…

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    It’s really a fantastic collection some are my most favorite.

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    Where the “buldozer”?

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    Oh my, so many good games here! I have played all the lucasart ones, plus comander keen, TIM, etc etc xD So many great memories :D :D

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    Wau … thanks for the great memories! What about Tetris Blockout 3D? … somethnig like that … was my first game played on PC!

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    Memories memories memories, precious memories :)

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, it brought me back to my childhood (few years ago i’m 21 :) ).

    Windows 98 + Pentium 1 + some of these games = Happy time

    The amount of time i spent playing Settlers 2 is enormous :) Incredible machine was also awesome, i tried to find it a while ago but couldn’t remember the name, thanks for reminding me :) Gone to play it :)

    Update : It’s a demo version :( Can’t play freeform mode, and it says the Full version is coming in 1992, i can’t wait that long :(

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    I have so many of these games on floppy disks. 25th Anniversary Star Trek for DOS is one of my favs. MK 1, 2 and 3 for DOS were seriously the best ports of MK before the Xbox emulations. Having those as a kid made me The Man.

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    Have played many of these games! Thanks for the great post :)

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    These games takes me back, remember watching my older brother playing classic games like Mega Man and such on NES :)
    Castlevania was my personal favorite

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    Tremendous article!

    My favourite from back in the day was undoubtedly “Underwurlde” – Remember drawing a map on the back of old wallpaper…!

    Check out this Facebook-connected Space Invaders game!:

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    Arthur Abogadil

    October 10, 2010 12:46 am


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    How could you! how could you forget Albion :(

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    My favourites are: Pacman and.. Sam and Max Hit the Road! Thanks for sharing this list.

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    the citrus lens

    October 10, 2010 5:30 am

    wow, that was a trip down memory lane, and oh yeah, thanks for ruining my life again by disclosing that lemmings is available for online play, that game cost me hundreds of hours in productivity lost during the 90’s
    ps – i never was able to save all the little guys sadly !

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    Great post, but dont forget King’s Quest, Lode Runner, Faceoff Hockey, Dick Tracy, Police Quest and Mega Man :)

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    I played in Voyadger of Discovery many times. It’s a cool game.

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    Awesome idea Angie, this article is so reminiscing! Prince of Persia was one of my favorite games ever, and so were Defender of the Crown and Oil Imperium.

    I might be old fashioned, but Prince of Persia is still my favorite game (if we consider the context and the year in which it was released).

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    Vivoo Creative

    October 10, 2010 8:50 am

    Absolute quality post! Reminds me of the old days! Defiantly passing this round the studio tomorrow morning! Thanks guys :-)

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    OMF 2097!
    One must fall is a must add-in here. :D

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    Oh Quake, that the first time i’ve learned about Cheat Codes :)
    And Duke Nukem or is it more late game? don’t really remember.
    Anyway, great post!!

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    wow i love those games…
    i saw Grave Digger on the list but i remember the name was just Digger or may be i am wrong, am i ?…. btw, nice share…

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    Would have thought I would have seen ‘Frogger’ on the list?? Remember playing that as a very small child. :)

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    Brings back memories of my youth :)

    You missed out the best game the world has ever seen however… Elite (the original version)

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    Ahhh the memories! I remember happy hours spent in front of Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest etc. And in those pre-internet days, where walkthroughs were not at your fingertips, my brother and I would rack up quite large phone bills getting cheats from the Sierra Hotline. :)

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    I’m sure Smashing Magazine vets it’s post with the utmost scrutiny, but I’d be a little wary of some of these links. Although games long abadoned by their publisher are often free to download as ‘abandonware’ that’s not the case for a few of these.

    Games that are available on modern platforms are still covered by copyright. ie. DOOM, Quake, Worms.

    Just because they’re on Abandonware websites, doesn’t mean they are legal to download.

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    October 10, 2010 4:32 pm

    Whoa, check out those killer graphics! There’s one game that I remember playing one time, but I don’t know the name and couldn’t find it online, where there’s this city, and you get a crummy job at like a McDonalds or something, and a crappy apartment, but as you make more money and get new jobs you move into nicer places, anyone remember something like that?

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    Jeremy Felix D.

    October 10, 2010 5:49 pm

    Don’t forget the Hugo series!! And King’s Quest <3

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    Prince of Persia is a classic! good good

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    Umesh Y Kharade

    October 10, 2010 8:55 pm

    U made remind me my school days…..we use to spend hrs on this game,
    this is what i learn first things in computers.

    Karateka ………..i still like its

    Thanks a lot : )

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    Heyy… this article remembering when i was child.. i remember when i playing the awesome game.. i have been searching but i forgot the name.. thank you.. the game is Incredible Machine.. love that game.. :D

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    i have atari 800xe with 320kb ram, q-meg, sio2sd, xl12 and more :)

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    Has everyone forgot Star control? I bet not. Even if you don’t enjoy the singleplayer campaign, you could pick a friend to stick their finger on the same keyboard as you and have some Melee fun, multiplayer the old way.

    They are also the XCOM games for those who have plenty of time to spend.

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    Dave, Wolfenstein, pac-man, aladdin is my favorite games of childhood. …. we daily spend some money for these game…u remind me these days… after this we start with quake, half-life, counter-strike, IGI, EA….

    ///////////// plz come next post with next generation game (quake, half-life, counter-strike, IGI, EA) …these game come with windows OS ///////////

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    Brings back a lot of memories!

    Good one.

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    IK+, Rick Dangerous and of course Elite, Bubble Bobble and Turrican ! :D

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    best dos game i played was starflight

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    Gert Hengeveld

    October 11, 2010 12:27 am

    I was missing Theme Hospital. There’s an open source clone which works on modern platforms, you need the original files though:

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    A very good site I found on the old-games topic is It even has some (legal) download links…recommendable…

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    This list of old games is beautiful!

    I got so nostalgic seeing screenshots from Warcraft, DOTT and Prince of Persia: All of a sudden remembering my long forgotten childhood. :)

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    Classics ;) Super Frog and Ugh! were also great games…

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    Andrew O'Brien

    October 11, 2010 1:41 am

    My god, you’ve just made my day. I forgot how much I loved these games. I was one of the lucky few who got to grow up in the 80’s video game culture as it developed into what it is today. The memories of these games, the hours spent with my mates, the mountains of 5.25″ floppy drives….I think that’s something that is priceless!

    Thanks for the article.

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    Thanks for sharing; played Lemmings this weekend :) And also Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Perhaps coming week: transport tycoon, civilization and colonization? Good old times

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    Brings back good memories. I used to be crazy about Mario brothers and Pac man

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    Hey Nice collection.
    I do play most of these games online at this website

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    i’ve installed dosbox and stunts (and found out a manual for the passwords…) .
    Stunts is one of the last game i’ve played with , but i could still remember all the curves and shortcuts.
    Physics models are quite accurate , especially when you jump out of the infinite loop into the outer space…..
    Still bloody funny.
    Thanks for the post.

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    That is a great thing. I like playing Mortal Kombat (MK) so am so happy to see it here.

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    Awesome post!!

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    Ahh… Street Fighter?????

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    I don’t see the original “Collosal Cave Adventure”. Wikipedia has a description of it. A classic in terms of text recognition and imagination. The 1985 executable I have worked until recently.


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    So many games I used to play! This article put a little bit of happiness back into my soul. :-)

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    “Titus the Fox” pwns, suckers.
    Also “Descent” is awesome, and there is coop. Those games are supposed to be in the post, but =(

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    Wow…very nice list.. Stunts was one the first games i used to play!

    There is only one game i’m missing: Lost Vikings! :D

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    Chaos Engine anyone? I liked that game when was child.

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    Gr8 collection of games.

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    Gr8 collection of games. Thanks for sharing.

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    Roberto De Vivo

    October 12, 2010 1:10 am

    Ooh.. Reliving old times is fun, played most of them back in the day. Larry made the biggest impression when I was young though. Probably because of the naughty nature. Prince of persia blew my mind animation-wise though (even if I plyed it with a Hercules and orange monitor). I do miss Descent though or is it not abandonware?

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      A lot of these aren’t abandonware. I’m surprised SM hasn’t vetted this just to cover their own asses legally; games like Monkey Island, Worms and Golden Axe are still being actively sold on XBox Live and the PS3. Hell, even Pac-man. A lot of these games are still commercially available, and aren’t abandonware.
      Even iD’s games (Quake, Doom, Wolfenstein) have only had their source-code released for free. Freeware downloads make sense for those games that are out of publication, and are actually ‘abandoned’ – their publisher/developer no longer exists, or it’s so old that it’s just a nostalgic curiosity that can’t be obtained any other way.

      There are actually an awful lot of good abandonware games that have been released for free (or have the developer’s/publisher’s agreement to be distributed for free) verified on Home Of The Underdogs (; and Good Old Games ( do a great job of finding, reconfiguring and selling older non-abandoned games so they run reliably on new systems.

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    CD Man looks like something I made in a WYSIWYG-style game creator when I was a kid! One of my favourite games, which I’ve just noticed you’ve included (brilliant!) was Day of the Tentacle. It;s a complete time-stealer – you’re right about that! I really used to love this game, and it had a game-within-a-game feature which was fantastic.

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    Celwin Frenzen

    October 12, 2010 3:47 am

    Freaking brilliant!!! I played Lemmings, Prince Of Persia & Stunts so freaking much haha!

    Thanks for this post, love it!

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    Here’s another, spanish frontend for DosBox, I think it includes an english language

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    Oh wow!! Prince of Persia!! My first ever PC (I was amount 4 or 5, but very mature for my age so Grandad gave me his old Dos Shell/Windows 3.1 PC) had this game, as well as 2 others which I cannot remember their names.

    Having so much fun replaying this game!

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    Mortal Kombat uuuuuwwataw….

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    Transport Tycoon is another legendary title ..

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    I actually remember typing the path to the.EXE file in DOS to play some of these games. Loved the sierra games & roadrash!

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    Last place I expected to see this!

    What a fantastic list. Certainly got a large number of my favourites. Dune 2, how I love thee.

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    Wow, talk about a nostalgia hit! I used to play some of these games obsessively as a kid, though I was more an Amiga 500 girl… happy times. Will have to fire up an emulator soon. If a company like DubLi could get together licenses and stuff and sell it, they could make an absolute killing from those of us who remember these games and love them…

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    Gustavo Macedo

    October 13, 2010 5:23 am

    OMG! Thanks 4 this remember… I played great part these games, but Golden Axe makes me cry.

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    Maniac Mansion

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    Check out Detris Gold v.1.1 by Peter and Paul of the St.Michaels church

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    Wow, wow. Incredible.
    I think all of us know at least 50% of these games from our childhood. I am almost 100:))
    Great retro, I think I will try some of them again…
    My english is not the best one…:)Sorry..

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    This does take me back… thanks! :D When I saw the screenshot I almost couldn’t believe I’d forgotten about it. Anyone know a Prince of Persia 2 rom or download? I personally preferred 2 over 1.

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    Ahhhhhh!!! A really great flashback to my childhood.. Thanks.

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    Wow, this brings back so many good memories. I remember playing SimCity, Hocus Pocus, Incredible Machine, Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Commander Keen, Duke Nukem II and Leisure Suit Larry. Thank you so much for this post :D

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    Oh, and California Games

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    James Wallis Martin

    October 14, 2010 3:01 am

    Here are ten more that were big in their day that failed to make the list:

    Bard’s Tale
    Masters of Orion
    Masters of Magic
    Ultima IV
    Covert Action
    Duke Nukem
    Flight Simulator II
    Emperor of the Fading Suns

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    I Like Jump ´n Run Games
    Earthworm Jim
    Jack JazzRabbit
    Dot Valley

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    Formula 1 Grand Prix
    Indycar Racing
    Simcity 2000

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    Not a one of these ROMs works, in fact the whole site “DopeRoms” doesn’t have a single useable game. What they do have is 3 clicks on the same “download here” link in order to serve waay more banner ads. The whole site’s an “SEO Scam”. Step 1. Build SEO around a well-searched term (such as ROMS), but doing of all this: submitting link-backs via articles on high-profile sites (Like SM), Step 2. Serve up a ridiculous number of banner ads. Step 3. Stand back and rake in the profit on the ridiculous click-throughs. I’m reporting this article to the SM moderators for removal.

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    It would have been a nice touch to add that there are free / open source versions for most of these games now. For example:

    Lemmings : Pingus
    SimCity : Micropolis / LinCity-NG / Opencity
    Civilisation : Freeciv
    Colonisation : Freecol
    Warcraft: Glest / Globulation
    Dune II : Dune Legacy / Dune II – The golden Path
    Worms : Wormux
    UFO – Enemy Unknown : UFO – Alien Invasion
    The Settlers : Widelands

    OK, I’ll stop here. But I could go on for hours. ;)
    The demand for those “old” games isn’t dead – just the need for producing them commercially is!

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    Nice collection!
    I miss Zak McKracken in this list! It was so funny.

    The linked version of Prince of Persia is not the original Prince of Persia 1. It is a modification called Prince of Persia 4D.

    Thanks for the Emulator links. Didn’t know it is so easy to play old Dos-Games on a Mac. ;)

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    fab collection of timewasters err sorry I mean inspirational interactive digital creations!!!, thanks

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    I like tanks, the old SEGA game, i belive it is called Battle City

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    Willemsen Christophe

    October 15, 2010 9:58 pm

    What a back in time….. :)

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    Juergen Jester

    October 17, 2010 9:32 am

    Thanks for this nice trip back in time … but there is one game missing, everyone played at school/university, do you remember Nethack ? I still play it online and/or on my handy ;)

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    Where is Mario and Contra?

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    AAAHHHHhhhh awesome. Thank you. Forgot “Streets of Rage” classic

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    I’m missing Charlie the duck! He was my favorite for years. :)

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    Omg warcraft I was/is THE game of strategy.

    Neverless you missing “paperboy” and “simpsons” ahah :))

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    Someone PLEASE put me out of my misery and tell me what that old DOS game was that was like a puzzle/maze of dominoes, and you had to position them just right to find your way through to the end … ?? Some of them fell down so you could walk over them, some levitated so you could walk under them, some exploded, some rotated, etc etc.
    It’s killing me …
    It had 100 levels, and I think I got to level 99 and got stuck and never made it to the end. Must have been early 90s.

    That was my first PC. It died. RIP. Next thing I knew Win95 came along, followed not long after by Heretic, and I never looked back.

    Looking back now though, and I want that domino game!

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    Man the memories!

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    As werm42 said,
    please replace the doperom links with something else.

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    Great article, but why ROMs and emulators where you can get most of these games legally ?

    Neither GoG, nor DotEmu are mentioned as legal alternatives.

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    OMG!!! I am so, so, so remembering my childhood! It was so fun: Clan wars, skipped school classes, playing with a friend… Here is my adding to the list:

    Age of Empires 1 & 2
    Pax Imperia
    Command and Conquer
    UFO 1 & 2
    Civilization 2 & 3
    Test Drive 4
    The Acsedency (I believe)
    Hammer of the Gods
    Fairy Tale (for Amiga, do people even remember about this brand =)) ?)
    Heroes Of Might and Magic 2 & 3 & 4

    PS: Dam this Prince of Persia… Why didn’t they make it possible to save a game? You can’t just say, “Oh, I’ll finish it tomorrow…”

    Oh and I loved my Nintendo 16bit:

    Donkey Kong Country!!! Finished it like 5 times!
    Black Hawk
    Mortal Combat 3
    Rize of the Robots

    Sigh… it was a good time! =)

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    How about Scorched Earth? It was the precursor to Worms. There was a great weapon selection, and had great replay.

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    The fact that the Kyrandia Trilogy is not on this list is appalling. Otherwise awesome collection!

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    my fave game is wings of glory
    does anyone know where to get it from either dl or cd
    im from the uk and it wasnt released here
    sure would like to play it again though

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    Ami ami ami guin!

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    I can’t believe you forgot to mention:

    – Master of Magic
    – Quest for Glory

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    Bloons Tower Defense 5

    November 24, 2010 11:55 pm

    I have played most of the games in the list…I shall try out the rest

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    Hi! I searching for an old dos game like these, but i can’t find it. Probably, it’s hard to explain it wich is that, i had an idea the name is robocop(im not sure) but thats nothing to do with the famous movie. The game’ structure is like ‘Hocus Pocus’ you managing a little guy who couldn’t shoot anything i remember. The backgrounds were very shiny and colorful, i remember icecreams, lollipops. So that was a skill game, u had to jump over big gaps on moving little grounds.

    Thank You guys!

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    I can’t believe the King’s Quest series nor the Alone in the Dark game made the cut! And where is Sam and Max??!? All great games with great stories, characters and game play (for it’s time, of course)

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    Where are Metro Cross, Captain Blood and Dungeon Master?

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    Agree that Sierra is poorly represented here – at least one or two ______ Quests should be here.

    Saw a mention for Pirates – please add that vote to the list (and NOT Pirates Gold – who cares if I can dance if I can conquer the Caribbean?)

    Finally, Sopwith Camel – the simplest timesuck that stole months of my childhood.

    Of course, this list can and will continue to grow…. as long as we’re wasting our employers’ time and money, that’s what matters most!

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    Little Big Adventure 1 & 2 !!!
    Am I the only one played this game ?

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    Twinsen’s Odyssey!!
    Koei – Genghis Khan ( one of the best strategy game of 90s )
    Indiana jones
    Spider Man
    Sensible soccer

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    Lotus 3!

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    Was looking for the name of a game I used the play and now I found it.
    It’s Soko-ban, loved and hated that game :-).

    Also, the same as Karl mentioned, find it strange that Frogger isn’t in the list.

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    My all time favourites are Monster Bash, duke nukem,bio menace,

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    gamezmentor is no more featuring these old games

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    Gosh!!! Almost all of my greatest gold era is here in this collection! Thank you guys so much for sharing this! By the way, Full Throttle and Monkey Island are missing!

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    Great list, but what about Mac versions of these games?? :(

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    Mohit Mamoria

    June 30, 2012 1:38 pm

    I loved Testris too! Didn’t you?

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    full throttle

    July 17, 2013 4:18 pm

    Hi, I believe the original Maniac Mansion and Zak Mcckracken are better than Day of The Tentacle (MM2)

    Also where is Ugh! and Sensible World of Soccer ? Come on guys…

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    I’m surprised no one mentioned Populous! And kick off 2 was the most realistic and fun football videogame of the era! Rick Dangerous was hilarious and funny to play and I still regard Dungeon Master as one of the most profound and involving games ever!


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