Looking for Good Freeware Arcade Games

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
I know I'm probably hoping for something that doesn't even exist ... but ... I'll ask anyway: Does anyone know of a good Web site that offers freeware 80s-style arcade clones?

I'm paricularly looking for the following clones (but remember, freeware only--for now):

Donkey Kong
Frogger
Dig Dug
Tempest
Galaga

Thanks for any help!
 

nixgeek

Mac of the SubGenius! :-)
MAME is free, but the ROMs aren't. There are some free ROMs available, but they kind of suck. You can, however, purchase a CD with the ROMs of various games for MAME and other emulators for a fee, and you would be good to go on reliving the 80s arcade scene. :D

Check out http://www.classicgaming.com for more information.
 

moav

Hunter of Muffins
http://www.infinite-loop.at/Power64/Download.html

lets you play most of the games like qbert, kong, ms pacman, mario, zaxxon, joust, pitfall...

enjoy... if you hunt around a lot of the games are now in the public domain... or you can find them on lemonstring


goto ftp://arnold.c64.org/ for the games... if you look the arcade folder and then to the txt list you'll see all your favorite games from dig dug, to galaga, to he-man master of the universe
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
moav said:
http://www.infinite-loop.at/Power64/Download.html

lets you play most of the games like qbert, kong, ms pacman, mario, zaxxon, joust, pitfall...

enjoy... if you hunt around a lot of the games are now in the public domain... or you can find them on lemonstring


goto ftp://arnold.c64.org/ for the games... if you look the arcade folder and then to the txt list you'll see all your favorite games from dig dug, to galaga, to he-man master of the universe
What the heck are those links? The first one didn't have any games at all--just some download offer (which may or may not be free, I have no idea). And the second link just automatically stuffed something into my Finder window and mounted itself; and when I clicked on the folders, it was just a bunch of Zip files.

Where are the actual GAMES?
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
moav said:
http://www.infinite-loop.at/Power64/Download.html

lets you play most of the games like qbert, kong, ms pacman, mario, zaxxon, joust, pitfall...

enjoy... if you hunt around a lot of the games are now in the public domain... or you can find them on lemonstring


goto ftp://arnold.c64.org/ for the games... if you look the arcade folder and then to the txt list you'll see all your favorite games from dig dug, to galaga, to he-man master of the universe
OK, I went back and took a second look at the Arcade folder. I could not open any of the .txt list files.
 

Decado

Kallikanzaroi
"Went to Macgamefiles.com and did a search for "freeware." No results."

don't be so hung up on freeware. shareware is just as good, and often, practically, freeware.
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
Decado said:
"Went to Macgamefiles.com and did a search for "freeware." No results."

don't be so hung up on freeware. shareware is just as good, and often, practically, freeware.
Not really. Shareware is only yours for a limited (usually very short) time. And then it expires unless you pay for it, and if you don't, you can't play it anymore. What's the point? I'd rather have freeware and keep it forever. For free. :D

Besides, I did a search on the link you sent for some of my favorite 80s-style arcade games and turned up no results.
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
clisonX said:
The first places I try are tucows.com and downloads.com
Been there. Both sites contain some pretty good random freeware games ... but I still can't find my 80s-style arcade clones! :(
 
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