Play Contra, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and more in Google Chrome

Yes, Google, you can proudly herald this one as a major victory for your browser in my books. If other Javascript benchmarks haven’t been anything you could get excited about, maybe this one will do it. Ben Firshman’s Javascript NES emulator runs best in Google Chrome.
NES
One downside: you’ll have to be cool with a similarly early 90s style screen (think original Gameboy). You’ll only get a viewable area of about 256×240. If size isn’t a major concern for you, here’s a list of the games you can play:
Contra
Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario
Golf
Legend of Zelda
Lemmings
Mario Bros.
Pac Man
Super Mario Bros.
Tennis
Tetris
Tetris 2
Zelda II
Super Mario Bros. 3 (partially working)
JSNES works in other browsers, of course, but not quite as well. Firefox frame rates are generally reported to be about 1/10th or less those from Chrome. Safari (and most other Webkit browsers) should be up to the task.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s