The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.
The kind and fantabulously generous Sir Awesome of Touch Arcade has compiled a huge list of games that have had their prices slashed this holiday season. If you're after more of a 'curated' list, with actual links to iTunes, they have a blog post up with their list of must-have discounted games.
Most games on the list seem to have undergone massive, more-than-50% discounts.
I'm looking for some good arcade style/platformer games (somewhat like the classic Mario games) for Steam. I'm trying to find some games that I can get my wife into (so I'd also like local co-op and controller support). The only games she seems to remember playing are the classic Mario games.
I have some emulators with some classic games, but I'd like to get some games on Steam as well.
Classic old school games are still fun to play because these are easy to play and consume less memory. For Windows there are many emulators and programs developed to play these games but for Linux and MAC resources are not available up to enough level. However there are some emulators which will enable you to play those classic games at Linux and MAC also.
A reader asks:
Why do you thing we are not seeing a lot more applications/games crossover from the android side? Do you think it is the difficulty factor. It is just not android too, you also see those table top arcade units that have linux cores. Where are these games?
Is the market just [...]