You can kick it at the controls of Atomic Boy, Cosmic Avenger, Atari Food Fight, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and many more.

By Stacey Leasca
May 07, 2020
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You deserve a break. In fact, you deserve one right this second. And this online arcade filled with free classic games is here for your break time enjoyment.

“The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s,” the Internet Arcade, hosted by the Internet Archive, describes, “containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles."

As the website adds, its game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" video games — AKA the good stuff from way back in the day when games were just black and white screens with minimal controls — all the way up to what it describes as “large-scale games containing digitized voices, images, and music.”

The website’s real mission is to provide “research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade” for developers and researchers, however, we all know it’s really also meant for old-school gamers who just need to take a break and play Astro Blaster for a few minutes (or hours… or days on end).

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On the website, players can take the controls and play in one form or another, though it does note some of the games are not fully functional, but rather “are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.”

So, what other games can you get your hands on? You can kick it at the controls of Atomic Boy, Cosmic Avenger, Commando, Atari Food Fight, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Q*bert, Tron, and many more. Get lost for a few hours in the games and the full-on nostalgia. And, for more fun check out our list of 100+ things to do at home. Then, get back to work.