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First post, by MrFlibble

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These days, very many DOS games can be played online via the various browser implementations of DOSBox. But what about genuine browser versions? Recently I took interest in the subject, but found only a few example so far:

Wolfenstein 3D
A browser version released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the game. Probably one of the more well known examples.

Sint Nicolaas
An official Flash version of the game by Mike Wiering. Sint Nicolaas is originally a DOS game.

Super Angelo
Another game by Mike Wiering, similarly it was first released as a DOS title.

Jasper's Journeys
Jasper's Journeys' was originally a DOS shareware game, which was in 2007-2008 recreated for Windows, Mac & Linux with higher resolution graphics. A browser-based version of this new game was also made available on the official website.

Prince of Persia: Special Edition
This is not really a port but rather a new, short promotional browser game based on the original Prince of Persia mechanics and using the Mac version graphics.

If you know more examples (whether official games or not), please post them here.

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Reply 1 of 7, by akula65

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Midway had browser versions of a number of previous arcade titles including Joust, Defender, Defender II (Stargate), Robotron 2084, Sinistar, Bubbles, Spy Hunter, Root Beer Tapper, Rampage and Satan's Hollow. The browser releases were teasers to get folks to buy the various Midway Arcade Treasures volumes. Jeff Vavasour wrote the original Intel-based emulation code for these titles and was involved in the integration to Macromedia Shockwave.

The games were available here circa 2005 (I don't know if they are still playable through the Wayback Machine):

http://www.midway.com/page/ClassicGames.html

You can read more about the Shockwave releases and Jeff Vavasour's DOS and Windows emulations for Digital Eclipse here:

http://www.vavasour.ca/jeff/games.html#shockwave

Reply 2 of 7, by dr_st

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MrFlibble wrote:

Wolfenstein 3D
A browser version released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the game. Probably one of the more well known examples.

Nice! I like that you can start at any level.

MrFlibble wrote:

Prince of Persia: Special Edition
This is not really a port but rather a new, short promotional browser game based on the original Prince of Persia mechanics and using the Mac version graphics.

It looks better than it plays. The controls and mechanics are not nearly as precise as in the original.

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Reply 3 of 7, by MrFlibble

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akula65 wrote:

Midway had browser versions of a number of previous arcade titles

Interesting, thanks. I took a jab at MobyGames' browser games list after posting this thread, and found Sinistar but couldn't locate the page where it would've been available.

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Reply 4 of 7, by akula65

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Sinistar should have been available at the following URLs:

http://www.shockwave.com/sw/content/sinistar
http://www.midway.com/classicGames/sinistar/sinistar.html

I don't recall any of these games being promoted as "downloadable" per se, just available online.