FireNes

Play more than 2,500 Nintendo games in Firefox

If you miss those good ol' arcade titles you used to play in your Nintendo Entertainment System, whine no more: NES is back on your favorite web browser! View full description

PROS

  • Impressive collection of games
  • Very light on resources
  • Doesn't require you to install any third-party app

CONS

  • Some games are still a bit buggy

Very good
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If you miss those good ol' arcade titles you used to play in your Nintendo Entertainment System, whine no more: NES is back on your favorite web browser!

FireNes is a Firefox add-on that lets you play more than 2,500 NES titles of all times, covering all sorts of interests and styles. Games appear listed in alphabetic order on a sidebar to the left of your screen (if you don't see it, open it with Tools > FireNes), from which this list you can choose the one you want to play and run it with a double click.

The sidebar also includes two other tabs (Top and Favorites) to manage games in a different way. It would have been great to have some kind of search tool to quickly locate certain games though.

When launched, games appear on a small-sized window that runs independently from Firefox. Controls are limited to arrow keys, Enter, Ctrl, Z and X, though sometimes the game does take a while to react to them.

Also, I noticed that some games are a bit buggy, but you can always let the author know by filling in a small form. In any case, FireNes features such a huge collection of games that you'll surely find that one title you were hooked on a few years ago.

With FireNes you can use Firefox for more than browsing webpages: play more than 2,5000 NES games and remember gaming prehistory!

FireNes allows us to play around 2500 Nintendo games, without the need to download anything or emulator or roms. FireNes is based on the Vnes emulator and still needs some fine-tuning, but you can help improve its functionality by using the "Notify" form embedded in each game.

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User reviews about FireNes

  • Davy_Serpents

    by Davy_Serpents

    "Sound?!"

    I finally installed an updated version of Java and it started to work just fine with the exception of the sound. I can h... More.

    reviewed on January 17, 2010

  • kozmo403

    by kozmo403

    "To those of you having problems!"

    Make sure you have the latest version of JAVA installed on your machine. I updated Java and Firenes began to work. H... More.

    reviewed on May 2, 2009

  • thatsme

    by thatsme

    "well.."

    this doesn't work for me.. any ideas would be good. it starts the game but i cant do anything after that :( help would... More.

    reviewed on April 20, 2009

  • "AWESOME!"

    One of the best browser plugins I've ever used. I use it in Flock. Works WONDERFULLY!. More.

    reviewed on January 5, 2009

  • clutchguru

    by clutchguru

    "why won't it work?"

    for some reason, mine doesn't work. when i double click on a game, all i get is a black screen titled firenes. does anyo... More.

    reviewed on December 29, 2008