Welcome to VirtualNES.com
VirtualNES.com is the the premier online destination for playing classic Nintendo Entertainment System games like Contra, Mega Man, BattleToads, Tecmo Bowl, CastleVania and Super Mario Bros. and many other great NES games, whether they be imported, homebrew, or even the elusive unreleased games.
Unlike our competitors, VirtualNES.com is able to provide you classic NES games legally. We can only provide you with classic NES games that we have an original cartridge of, which have either been bought out of pocket or donated by Players Like You™. If we don't have the games in our possession, we can't have them online.
Here at VirtualNES.com we get emails regularly from hardcore gamers regarding all of the best classics, like Legend of Zelda, Bubble Bobble, and Super Mario Bros. Back in the day, consoles were very different in comparison to how they are now and they didn't offer any poker games. Luckily, the newer poker sites now fill that void, and with their no download poker software, have revolutionized gaming forever.
The original Vegas Dream Nintendo Game did offer casino games however. It brought online texas holdem to the masses for the first time. You can read about holdem's fascinating history at onlinepokerrealmoney.co.uk. European roulette was also offered in Vegas Dream, as stated by blog.echtgeldroulette.com, the German roulette authority.
Unfortunate Disney Propaganda (Or, We've Got Lemmings Now!)
The only reason Lemmings have a reputation for a penchant for suicide is because a bunch of people working on a documentary for Disney pushed a bunch of them off of a cliff. Even so, Lemmings is probably the most fun game about suicide prevention you'll ever play.
I'd also like to point out this game was donated by a someone who has a PhD in behavioral psychology.
On Java, Security, and the Future of Emulation Collective
In the last six weeks, a series of unfortunate events occurred that caused a great number of problems across all Emulation Collective websites. The most troubling of them is a series of security flaws in the Java Virtual Machine, which has been completely mishandled by Oracle, eroding a great deal of trust in the security and viability of the platform. As a result, Firefox users now must click on the applet before it executes, and Mac OS X users have twice in the last three weeks simply had their installations of Java disabled by Apple. Oracle has released an update to Java on February 1st which fixes the issues (until someone finds more), and we recommend that all users update their Java installation now, and highlight that Mac OS users must update to continue, as older versions have been disabled.
Emulation Collective websites are secure, and you can continue to use them without harming your computer.
However, due to Oracle's completely mishandling of Java security, Emulation Collective is forging a new path forward for our websites that does not include Java. We feel that the natural lifetime of Java is soon coming to an end. As much as we're focused on preserving the past at Emulation Collective, Java isn't something we're sentimental about.
Our path forward is a new technology being developed at Google called NaCl, or Native Client. Emulation Collective's partner, KryptonWare Solutions, is presently working on a new emulator series that runs in NaCl, which will be available on Emulation Collective sites later this year. At present, NaCl only works in Google Chrome and the open-source Chromium browser, which has all of the performance of Chrome with none of the Google service tie-ins. We anticipate (though cannot guarantee) that NaCl support will be added to other popular browsers later this year.
We will continue to offer Java as one of many options you can use to play games online on Emulation Collective websites, but, it is important to note, that the Java options will no longer be updated. This means that existing bugs such as certain games not working in Java-based emulators, or save codes not working properly, will not be patched.
Now that we've got that description out of the way, here is Emulation Collective's path forward for each site:
VirtualSuperNES.com will be the second website to receive the new NaCl emulator for users on NaCl-compliant browsers. It will retain the i-Console emulator in Java for users of other browsers with the Java plug-in.
ClassicSegaOnline.com will retain the Java-based emulator currently in use until a plan can be decided upon.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of Emulation Collective.
The Grand Opening of ClassicSegaOnline.com!
Emulation Collective is proud to announce that ClassicSegaOnline has launched with a total of 115 games for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. With the launch of ClassicSegaOnline, Emulation Collective has now reached 74.04% of our goal for Games Project 2012.
You can help us reach 100% by the end of the year by donating your old games to Emulation Collective, or donating a few dollars to help us buy more games for the Emulation Collective library. Not only will you help us achieve our goal of building the world's largest freely available digital games library, you also get great rewards for donating. If you donate 10 or more games, you get a free new game for the DS, Wii, PSP, PS3, or 360! Or, for a limited time, if you donate $50 or more, you get an embroidered Emulation Collective hat.
Thank you for your support of Emulation Collective.
Home Movies That Do Not Sync Up to "Hotel California"
First off, I should probably point out that we've got to push back the launch of ClassicSegaOnline.com to the 5th of November. I'm sure that you won't forget... the 5th of November. Really, we just got a last-minute burst of games to add over there and a few things to work out before launch and documentation to write, so we just need a little extra time to handle the workload.
On to more positive news, thanks to the donations of Players Like You™, we are able to bring you five great new games to VirtualNES.com: Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger, Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing, Paperboy 2, Shockwave, and Uninvited.
Also, I should note, that KryptonWare Solutions is still hard at work on the new NES emulator that we'll be rolling out quite soon, and if you'd like to test it out, you can click here to play Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!.
With the addition of these 5 games, we're now up to 45.08% for Games Project 2012. You can help us reach our goal of adding a game for every day in 2012. We need you to help us by donating your old videogames to Emulation Collective, or donating a few dollars to help us buy more games. With your help, we can realize our dream of making Emulation Collective the largest freely available games library in the world.
Thank you for your support of Emulation Collective.
PSA: It's Not Like We're Rolling in SuperPAC Money.
Elections are coming up in the United States. This, of course, means that hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on political campaigns by a few dozen plutocrats alone. We, here at Emulation Collective, don't exactly have the favor of these wealthy individuals, as we wield no political power.
That being the case, we must find a way to make up our budget shortfalls somehow. Emulation Collective, as you may have noticed, doesn't employ banner, pop-up, or interstitial advertisements. Considering that we're actually considered a library, we must rely on private donations to fund our operating costs and the costs of purchasing more games for addition to our library. Considering the state of the economy, the number of donations we've received have dried up a bit. This has caused the relative lack of new games being added to Emulation Collective websites in the last 2 months.
For this reason, we must ask you, the players, to dig out your boxes of old videogames and send them off to us, or to donate a few bucks to Emulation Collective so that we can cover our operational costs and buy more classic games for the six different systems that we provide our services for.
Thank you for your support of Emulation Collective.
Emulation Collective Announces ClassicSegaOnline!
As we near the 6th anniversary of what is now called Emulation Collective — a feat that we have been able to achieve only because of the support of our users — it is an honor to be able to announce that Emulation Collective will be launching ClassicSegaOnline, our new website for Sega Master System & Sega Game Gear games, on October 31st.
Before I wax poetic about Sega, I must mention that the development and deployment of ClassicSegaOnline is handled by Emulation Collective East, the group responsible for the design of Emulation Collective websites (like this one), and maintaining our central games library. Emulation Collective West & KryptonWare Solutions will continue to collaborate to bring more advancements to the emulation technology that powers VirtualSuperNES, VirtualGBX, and VirtualNES. As such, it is important to note that the launch of ClassicSegaOnline does not impact the speed of updates handled by the websites handled by Emulation Collective West.
Now that we've got that out of the way, here's some awesome statistics about ClassicSegaOnline:
- It supports Light Gun emulation.
- It supports 99% of all Master System & Game Gear games.
- It isn't plagued by inconsistent speed like other similar websites are.
Sounds great, right? Well, we need your help to kick off ClassicSegaOnline with a bang and make a solid finish to Games Project 2012. You can do this by donating donating your old videogames to Emulation Collective, or donating a few dollars to help us buy more games. With your help, we can launch ClassicSegaOnline with more games than we launched VirtualGBX or VirtualSuperNES with.
As always, thanks for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
Edit: You can send us a wish list of what games you'd like to see available on ClassicSegaOnline.
Information About Using Java 7 at Emulation Collective
Emulation Collective has examined the newly-released Java 7 Update 5 and have been unable to duplicate a bug experienced by a small minority of users on VirtualNES.com in which a game will fail to load completely and the program stops responding. Although we have previously advised users not to upgrade to Java 7 until the switchover to the new iConsole (Web Player) has been completed. Everyone is working quickly to make that switchover happen as soon as possible, and we hope to be able to roll out the new iConsole and a wide variety of games very soon.
Until then, I invite you to test drive the new iConsole with Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. You can also help us by donating to Emulation Collective, and telling your friends about us with the new Emulation Collective promotional cards.
As always, thank you for your continued support of Emulation Collective.
Toxic Swamp Crusader Thing! (Also, Ms. Pac-Man)
As always, we're hard at work here at Emulation Collective working on some great stuff that hopefully we'll be able to roll out in July. In the meantime, we've packaged up another batch of games to add across all Emulation Collective websites.
On VirtualNES.com, Classic Concentration, Ms. Pac Man, Power Punch II, RoboCop 2, Swamp Thing, and Toxic Crusader have been added.
On VirtualGBX.com, Dexter's Laboratory - Robot Rampage, Project S-11, Stuart Little - The Journey Home, Toy Story 2, and Wario Land 2 have been added.
On VirtualSuperNES.com, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder, George Foreman's KO Boxing, GP-1 - Part II, Illusion of Gaia, and Michael Jordan - Chaos in the Windy City have been added.With the addition of these 16 games, we're now up to 38.25% for Games Project 2012. You can help us reach our goal of adding a game for every day in 2012. We need you to help us by donating your old videogames to Emulation Collective, or donating a few dollars to help us buy more games. With your help, we can realize our dream of making Emulation Collective the largest freely available games library in the world.
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First Time Here?
You can change controller settings.
If the controls don't respond for you, double-click the game screen.
Tell Your Friends!
Tell friends, family, and acquaintances about Emulation Collective with new Emulation Collective promotional cards!