Mitigating the post-weekend Monday misery, the museum of retro nostalgia’s “biggest update yet” includes LucasArts’ The Secret of Monkey Island, Blizzard’s The Lost Vikings, and Digital Pictures’ most-controversial-thing-ever-in-1992 Night Trap.
First launched in 2015, the Internet Archive uses browser-based emulation to preserve some of history’s best (and worst) games, with its database now totalling some 7000 entries.
“This will be our biggest update yet, ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago,” writes Jason Scott on the org’s blog, with a reminder that games won’t necessarily work as expected or – perhaps more significantly for those of us who remember our childhoods with an unrealistic sense of perspective – make that multi-generation trip into the future without some inevitable disappointment.
“Sometimes the emulations are slower than they should be, especially on older machines,” Scott explains. “Not all games are enjoyable to play.”