Play Classic Monochrome Macintosh Games in Your Browser or Just Look at the Lovely Screenshots
The Internet Archive recently updated the screenshots for their browser-based classic Macintosh software collection. Like many of the other platforms the Internet Archive plays host to, you can run this software via a clever emulation layer directly in your Web browser.
While the Macintosh never was (and arguably still isn’t) a premiere gaming platform, it nevertheless played host to a nice selection of titles. Although the early Macintosh platform was strictly monochrome – which even at the time of its 1984 unveiling was an outlier – the relatively high resolution created some beautiful, distinctive imagery. While you miss out on the vaguely blue-ish sheen of a real vintage Macintosh CRT, even if you don’t want to use the emulation functionality, the still images on the Internet Archive do a good job of demonstrating just what a good artist could do at the time within the platform’s relative strengths and limitations.