Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Retro Games on Your PC

I am a hardcore gamer and grew up watching the industry evolve and flourish into what it is today. I remember spending countless hours at the arcade dropping quarters into countless video crack machines, and I owned about every game system that came out on the market. Wouldn't it be nice to play those old retro game titles again? Well you can using various emulators and roms, and running them on your PC. Below is a list of software that allows you to recapture a piece of your childhood and hang out with Ms. Pacman again.


8-bit Nintendo (NES):
FCEUX - a great emulator that is stable and has smooth responsive controls. It can be run in a window or fullscreen.

Super Nintendo (SNES):
ZSNES - a SNES emulator that is opensource and fully customizable.

Gameboy Advance:
Visual Boy Advanced - nice gameboy advanced emulator. Zelda never looked so sweet!

Sega Genesis:
Kega Fusion 3.6 - a sweet emulator for the Sega gaming system.

Nintendo 64:
Project64 - a easy to install Nintendo 64 emulator that does a great job of capturing this old consoles glory days.

Arcade Machine Classics:
Mame - a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator that can emulate several thousand different classic arcade games from the late 1970's to the present.


Rom World - a nice collection of roms for all sorts of emulators. There is a nice search function and all roms are rated by users.

Rom Nation - another nice collection of roms for various emulators.


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