If you’re an emulator junkie like me, you already know that installing MAME and finding working ROMs of your favorite classic arcade games is a chore. But now, thanks to the fine folks at the Internet Archive, you’re able to play over 900 classic arcade games right from your browser.
Of course, the games don’t work flawlessly just yet, as many of them are missing sound completely. Anyone who has messed with installing MAME and ROMs on their PC in the past knows just how much of an achievement it is to get MAME running in a browser environment, without any plugins or runtime files. It is recommended that users use Firefox for the fastest environment. But this is a work in progress, and the creative team will work to get more games fully working, as one of the JSMESS developers points out in a blog post.