Tuesday November 4,2014 : ARCADE GAMES FOR FREE
900 browser-based games made available over the Internet…but some have iffy controls.
Internet Arcade claims:
"The game collection ranges from early ‘bronze-age' video games, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music."
Pages give the visitor a little history of the game and a description of how to play, but Jason Scott, a developer who worked on this part of the JSMESS project, recently wrote in a blog post that some of the games might be a buggy in places.
"Of the roughly 900 arcade games up there, some are in pretty weird shape – vector games are an issue, scaling is broken for some, and some have control mechanisms that are just not going to translate to a keyboard or even a joy-pad," he warns.
The respected publication TechCrunch confirms that, pointing out:
"The 5 key lets you insert a coin; the 1 key is usually the Player 1 start button. Arrows are usually used for directional stuff, with CTRL/ALT/SPACE used for the three primary buttons. Beyond that, you’ll have to mash buttons a bit to figure it out (or hit TAB to dive into the key configurations)."