If you are of my generation, you will surely remember with nostalgia the bar games where our allowance was lost. How many coins I threw inside the Bubble Bobble cabinet !!! But we can still relive those times thanks to emulators (first of all the MAME) and if you do not have time to install emulators and load game ROMs you can much more simply play 80s video games online thanks to the many sites that offer this possibility.
So if you want to go back to being a child or more simply if you are a retrogaming lover, read this guide and find out how to play 80s video games online; starting with bar games and ending with the games of the glorious Commodore 64, in short, you will be able to relive the video games that have made history and that have seen us grow.
- How to play 80’s video games online
- Game Oldies
- Classic Games Arcade – Bar video games
- Classic Reload – Online video games
- Games-flash-online.com – Arcade Video Games
- Video-giochi.org – Video games for bars
- Internet Archive – video games dos
- Classic Dos games
- Cache64 – Commodore 64
- SnesFun – Super Nintendo online games
- org – Nintendo Gameboy online video games
How to play 80’s video games online
Below you will find the best sites that allow you to play 80’s video games online. These sites allow you to play video games directly from the web browser using in some cases Java and in others Flash Player. Any web browser is fine to play even if the recommended can only be Firefox or Chrome.
Let’s start this roundup of 80s video game sites with one of the most popular sites for hardcore retrogaming players, Game oldies . Thanks to Java, this site offers the possibility to play online bar video games but also to play 80s video games of the different consoles (Nintendo NES, Nintendo Super Nes, Amiga, Atari, SNK, Game Boy, Game Boy Advanced, Sega Master System , Play Station, Atari Lynx and more).
To play the 80’s games from this site, connect to the Game oldies page and click on Play Games (top right) and in the menu that opens, select the console you want to play. The list of video games for that platform will open; choose the title you like best among the many available and click on the game preview; on the next screen click on the Play Now button to start the game. You can use a controller to play Game-oldies online video games or even more simply the keyboard using the keys indicated on the game page at the top left.
Classic Games Arcade – Bar video games
If you are a lover of bar video games then you cannot fail to try the ClassicGamesArcade site which allows you to play the best online Arcade video games. A true all in the past
Classic Reload – Online video games
Classic Reload is a site that allows you to play 80’s video games online. Within this site you will find over 6,000 games from the 80s that you can play without having to download any software directly from your web browser. It contains Commodore 64 games, DOS, Amiga, Sega, bar games and many old windows games that can be played directly from the web browser on a PC or from a mobile phone. The games are emulated via Java and run on any browser.
All you have to do is connect to the Classic reload home page and use the filters above to search for a game (or alternatively you can type the name of the game in the search box). If you have a controller you can use it to play the many titles present otherwise the PC keyboard is fine.
Games-flash-online.com – Arcade Video Games
Another site that offers tons of bar games to play online is this one . In this site you will find a great collection of the best classic free arcade games from the 80s and 90s bar. To play the video games on this site, the Flash Player plugin is required which, if not present, you will be able to install automatically when you open a game.
Video-giochi.org – Video games for bars
At this address, however, you will find numerous bar video games that will make you go back 30 years. All you have to do is scroll through the thousands of previews of the games present and when you find an interesting game by clicking on the title you will start it; for each game the keys for the controls are described. The Flash Player plugin is required to play the video games on this site.
Internet Archive – video games dos
On the internet Archive you will find a section with almost 7000 80s games . In this section it is possible to play 80s video games online through a dos emulator (EM-DOSBOX) that works inside the web browser without you having to do anything. Connect to the site and click on the preview of the game you want to play to open the card containing the game information; from here clicking on the image of the game you will start the emulator and you can play.
On this site you will find really many 80s video games, from the legendary Larry series to Prince of Persia or for those who want to go even further back in time even great classics such as Pac Man.
Classic Dos games
Another interesting site full of video games is ClassicDOSGames which offers thousands of online video games based on a Java dos emulator. Video games are played with the keyboard using the game keys that are displayed on the game screen. If you are a retrogaming lover of dos games I absolutely recommend you to waste a few hours on this site.
1980-games.com is another great site to play 80’s video games online. Within the site, video games are organized into thematic categories. In this site you will find many giants of retrogaming such as Donkey Kong, Pacman, Space invaders, Mario Bros. This site uses Java.
Cache64 – Commodore 64
Do you want to relive the experience of playing the video games of the legendary Commodore64 directly online? Then connect to the Cache64 site where inside you will find a fantastic emulator of the commodore 64.
On this site you can play online video games; in fact there are thousands of old Commodore 64 games; besides this there are old Commodore 64 programs and music; a real point of reference for retrogaming lovers.
To play the Commodore 64 games you will have to click on the Games item in the left menu to expand it and then click on the genre of video games you want to use (for example action, adventure etc.). By doing so, the games available for that category will be displayed on the virtual monitor of the commodore 64. Double click on the title of the game you have chosen to open it in the emulator.
SnesFun – Super Nintendo online games
If you are a Super Nintendo lover then connect to the SnesFun site , one of the most popular sites for retrogaming of this Nintendo platform. The games are divided by category and once you have found the video game you want to launch, click on it to start it. You can use the keyboard using the keys indicated on the page of the chosen video game.
Playr.org – Nintendo Gameboy online video games
In the playr.org site you will find many online games of the old Nintendo Gameboy to play directly from your PC keyboard. The interesting feature of this site is that you can configure the game keys according to your preferences.