Microsoft have teamed up with Atari to launch a series of re-imagined Atari Arcade classic games for free play in any modern web browser. Atari are celebrating their 40th anniversary and Microsoft are pushing the upcoming launch of IE10 (included with Windows 8 due out October 26).
However, the games play in any HTML5 enabled web browser e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE9/10 (not IE8) and Safari – including the iPad. Games include:
- Missile Command
- Lunar Lander
- Super Breakout
- Yars’ Revenge
You can play on your own or head-to-head with friends online, compare high scores and post them on Facebook or Twitter. The games also include touch screen features on supported platforms.
The only difference between supported browsers is that IE (due to Microsoft’s partnership with Atari) does not display any advertising whereas other browsers show adverts before a game is launched. There are no in-game ads though so this isn’t a big deal.
Play the games by visiting the Atari Arcade website with any supported browser. Game on