Web technology has come a long way, and browsers are finally becoming fast enough to do a little bit of gaming.

JSNES is a NES emulator written by Ben Firshman, in Javascript, that will run on most browsers. A word of caution though – Javascript in most browsers is too slow to run JSNES with any real playability, although, Google Chrome, with its lightning fast Javascript engine runs this application without a problem.

For those of you who are too young to remember the NES, which stands for Nintendo Entertainment System, was the grandfather of today’s consoles. It was an old 8-bit console introduced in 1985, and was all the rage back then, and was the platform that launched the stardom of the Super Mario Brothers.

There is a small selection of the good old favourites available to play on the site.