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It's a real joy to recall those electronic gaming memories during your youth. For nostalgia purposes and to reminesque, this page was created to focus on the emulation of classic video games. Emulators are programs that emulate (play) ROM's (video games) from arcade or console systems such as Atari, NES, SNES, N64, PSX, et cetera. One example of an arcade emulator is MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator), which is still running strong. ROM's are scattered everywhere... one site named was once a heavy ROM source to arcade games, but has been discontinued years ago due to copyright infringement.


Title | Machine | Developer Year | Emulator | ROM
Black Tiger | Arcade | Capcom 1987 | MAME |
"Long long ago, three dragons descended from the skies above with a rolling thunder and destroyed a kingdom into darkness. From lengthy suffering and darkness of the kingdom came one brave fighter." Fantasy platform. 2 players non concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Collect keys, potions, and gold Zenny coins. Buy chain weapon upgrades, defensive armor, and vitality potions. Boss at the end of each level.
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (World, US 930201) | Arcade | Capcom 1993 | MAME |
"400 years ago science had progressed to the verge of creating new life. Perhaps they went to far by changing evolution. But nature takes care of itself... thus "the great cataclysm." The past and future have collided in a world gone mad..." Tales based upon the comic. SCIFI fighter platform. 3 players concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Jack Tenrec is a good ability male mechanic and shaman (ht/wt = 182cm/78kg). Hannah Dundee is a item skilled female diplomat and explorer (ht/wt = 170cm/53kg). Mustapha Cairo is a flying kick ability male engineer (ht/wt = 198cm/68kg). Mess O'Bradovich is a high powered male (ht/wt = 205cm/97kg). All four must stop the "Black Marketeers" from hunting down and skinning dinosaurs. Bosses at the end of each level. Collect food, items, and weapons.
Discs of Tron (Upright) | Arcade | Bally Midway 1983 | MAME |
SCIFI platform of a futuristic sport deadlier than ping pong. 1 player. 8 buttons (throw, shield, left/right/up/down tracking and up/down movement of platform). Tron must hit a Sark (opponent) with a disc twice to advance in level. Joystick or keypads control movement. 1000 points for a Sark hit, 200 for a Sark graze, 100 for a Sark disc hit, 200 for a energy pellet hit, 400 for a chaser hit and 800 for a super chaser hit. Get 7 deflects at each Sark and energy pellets or super chasers cannot be deflected.
Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom (US 940125) | Arcade | Capcom 1993 | MAME |
"The republic of Darokin, located at the heart of the known world, was a peaceful and prosperous country. Then tribes of humanoids and other monsters, swept in from the wilderness. Without mercy, they attacked and plundered. Seeing how well organized the monsters were, Corwyn Linton of the Linton merchant house, began an investigation. And became convinced that there was a greater evil behind the attacks." Fantasy platform. 4 players concurrent. 4 buttons per player. Fighter Crassus is a "professional warrior who wields the long sword, giving him great reach and power. Unable to cast spells, he relies on his fighting skill." Level: 7, Sex: M, Age: 22, Alignment: L, Hit Points (HP): 32, AC: 2, STR: 12, INT: 9, WIS: 10, DEX: 10, CON: 11, CHA: 14. Cleric Greldon is "defender of the faith, who uses the mace and clerical spells to further the goals of his order." Casts spells Hold Person that paralyzes his enemies, Cure Wounds that recovers his hit points and can be used on partners, Continual Light that blinds nearby enemies and Turning Undead that destroys undead creatures. Level: 7, Sex: M, Age: 29, Alignment: L, HP: 25, AC: 5, STR: 9, INT: 15, WIS: 12, DEX: 6, CON: 10, CHA: 17. Female elf Lucia is a "warrior mage of great power. Low hit points but excellent agility. Uses the short sword. She can cast devastating spells." Casts spells Fire Ball, Magic Missile that creates bolts of magic energy that home in on opponents, Lightning Bolt that creates a jolt of electricity, Polymorph that turns enemies into harmless animals, and Invisibility that makes her invisible, until she makes an attack or takes some damage. Level: 4, Sex: F, Age: 99, Alignment: L, HP: 15, AC: 5, STR: 7, INT: 15, WIS: 13, DEX: 15, CON: 8, CHA: 14. Dwarf Dimsdale is a "sturdy formidable fighter. Unable to cast spells, he is resistant to magic, and as strong as mountain stone. He uses the hand axe." Level: 6, Sex: M, Age: 58, Alignment: L, HP: 32, AC: 2, STR: 11, INT: 8, WIS: 10, DEX: 9, CON: 12, CHA: 10.
Escape from the Planet of the Killer Monsters (set 1) | Arcade | Atari Games 1989 | MAME |
"You have been selected as a member of an interplanetary swat team! Planet X, a synthetic industrial planetoid has been taken over by the evil Reptilons! The Reptilons have enslaved the humans stationed there. They are being forced to create an evil robot army destined to destroy earth! Your mission: transport all hostages back to your ship, destroy all robots, rid planet X of the evil Reptilons and find - rescue professor Sarah Bellum." SCIFI platform. 2 players concurrent. 3 buttons per player. Collect gems to increase ray gun power. Throwing switches turn on Electro-Stairs. Touch human hostages to transport them back to the mothership. Don't shoot slaves! Tap jump to speed up. Duck to avoid cyber guard shots. Break into food lockers for more life. Break into bomb lockers to collect bombs. Keep moving so orb's tracking sensors don't detect you! Duck to shoot killer tracking orbs. Steer the cybersled through the canal mazes! Find the canal maze end before time runs out to win bonus! Beware of low shots from drone carts. Duck to shoot drome carts.
Final Fight (World) | Arcade | Capcom 1989 | MAME |
"Metro City, a well known crime capital, has been ruled by violence and death for many years. A fact which the newly elected mayor and former Street Fighter, Mike Hagger, plans to change. At the center of the problem is the huge gang known as Mad Gear that controls all of the major criminal activity in the city. When they learned of Haggar's plans, they took immediate action to bring this new mayor under their control." Fighter platform. 2 players concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Guy b. 8-12-1965 (ht/wt = 5.87'/158lb) has mastered the art of Ninjitsu and attacks with unequaled speed. He often catches his opponents off guard with his special "Off-the-wall" jump. Cody b. 4-18-1967 (ht/wt = 5.97'/187lb) is a martial arts expert. He is especially good with knives. His girl friend, Jessica, was kidnapped by the Mad Gear gang. Haggar b. 9-3-1943 (ht/wt = 6.64'/297lb) has mastered professional wrestling skills and is a expert at the BACK DROP and the PILE DRIVER.
Galaga | Arcade | Namco 1981 | MAME |
Shooter platform. 2 players non concurrent. 1 fire button per player. Blue bee drones worth 50 points at rest, 100 mobile. Red fly drones worth 80 at rest, 160 mobile. Hit a mobile green fly worker twice with two red drones is 1600 pts, with one red drone is 800, with none is 400 or when at rest is 150. A fighter turns red when captured by a worker using a sonic field. Shoot the worker to free fighter for an extra 1600 pts. and twice the fire power. A captured fighter is destroyed when shot. Bonus fighters are earned through a point total depending on difficulty level. After 3 stages, a challenging stage opens. Insignia shields are given out after every 10 stages. When the game is over, results of shots fired, number of hits and hit-miss ratio is calculated. 255 stages total. Different endings according to difficulty level.
Ghouls'n Ghosts (World) | Arcade | Capcom 1988 | MAME |
Fantasy platform with vibrant eye catching colors throughout. Story is about ghouls and ghosts taken over a kingdom. While villagers have fled, a knight returns from a short journey to see the death of his lady companion. He vows for revenge. 2 players non concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Knight has a choice of weaponry: throwing axe, spear or blue fireballs and golden sword. Obtain a gold paladin armor from chest to charge up for a holy blast in various ways depending on type of weapon held.
Joust (White/Green Label) | Arcade | Williams 1982 | MAME |
Fantasy sport platform of jousting. Players ride ostriches. Enemies ride vultures. 2 players concurrent. 1 button per player. To fly, repeatedly press the 'flap' button. To survive a joust, the highest lance wins in a collision. Pick up the eggs before they hatch into the next hardest rider. Eggs of a bounder is 500 points, a hunter is 750 and a shadow lord is 1500. After a player is killed, there is temporary safety at the regenerator platform until a control is pressed. Beware of the "unbeatable?" pierdactyl and lava troll. Advance in level after all enemies and eggs are dead.
Knights of the Round Table (World, US 911127) | Arcade | Capcom 1991 | MAME |
"It has been said that only the man who is destined to be the king can pull out the sacred sword "Excalibur" from the rock. But one day, Arthur, who had been training himself to be a knight, pulled out the sword and so this story begins..." Merlin: "Only the holy grail can release this world from attaining the chaos. You should be able to find it because you were able to pull out the sacred sword. Help each other and find it, brave men!" Fantasy platform. 3 players concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Lancelot is talented in swordsmanship, traveling all over the world looking for a king whom he should serve. His specialty is a kick attack. Arthur is training himself to be a great knight, understanding his mission when he pulled out Excalibur. His specialty is a powerful attack. Percival is a gentle hearted fighter with a giant swing and has never been defeated thanks to his strength. The power-speed of Lancelot is 3-5, Percival is 5-3 and Arthur is 4-4.
Maelstrom | Macintosh/Apple/Mac) | Ambrosia Software 1992 | None |
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The story... "First the food synthesizer started putting forth a pasty green muck in place of the good terran java I asked for; then before I even got a chance to dump the stuff into the recycling unit and give the machine a good whack, all hell broke loose. ¶ Now we border patrol recon pilots are used to dealing with crisis situations; comes with the territory. Heck, I remember one time during the Shenobi uprising, I was on a routine fly-by of Sector 5 and walked right into a whole squadron of the Shenobi vanguard forces. I was just coming out of the shadow of Jupiter, and I see scads of the 'nobs sitting there just as pretty as you please. I slammed the ACME XQJ-37 retro-thrusters on full barrel and managed to duck back behind Jupiter before they took notice of me, but I darn near soiled my space suit. ¶ But this time I'd really blown it. I must have been sniffing space-dust the night before, because I somehow managed to end up not on the lovely Stratocaster R&R facility orbiting the Albuquerqutory star system, but right smack in the middle of the Maelstrom. The ear-piercing whine of the collision sensors made this painfully clear, not to mention the fact that the command console was lit up like a Christmas tree. ¶ The Maelstrom is border patrol lingo for the expansive Hormel asteroid belt that stretches all the way from Alpha Centuri to Beta Carotene, and acts as a buffer between United Planet space and Shenobi space. Nobody in their right mind enters the Maelstrom; we learned that lesson the hard way. Way back in '63 when we were selling weapons to the Shenobi to help pay for the interest on the interest on the inter-planetary debt, we lost hundreds of supply freighters in the Maelstrom. ¶ And now here I am, smack-dab in the middle of it with just my luck to see me through." Shooter platform. 1 player. 3 buttons. "You are stuck between a rock and a hard place literally. Hope lady luck smiles on you." The good: Your ship, equipped with plasma cannons and a force shield. Run over ACME Supply canisters containing shield power, retro-thrusters, long shots, triple shots, machine gun shots, or luck. Shoot a comet for more bonus points and multipliers to multply your bonus points. Run a stranded border patrol recon pilot for a extra life. The bad: Shoot all asteroids to finish levels. Avoid steel asteroids. Destroy devastating nova stars before they explode. Avoid or destroy Shenobi autonominous mines and fleet ships. Don't get sucked into vortexes or die.
Magic Sword - Heroic Fantasy (World, US 900725) | Arcade | Capcom 1990 | MAME |
"Once again, the sky darkens under evil's threat. At Drokmar Keep, the dragon's tower glows red, the black orb has been reawakened. Destroy it and bring light back to our world." Fantasy platform. 2 players concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Allies - Big Man is strong and has great endurance. His boomerang axe is powerful but slow. Ninja throws 2 to 5 stars which rebound from walls and ceiling. Fast but not so powerful. Amazon fires her crossbow continuously. Her attack is swift but lacking in power. Thief is able to locate hidden treasure chests and traps. His bomb packs quite a wallop, too. Knight is incredibly adept with his spear and is the strongest ally. He's held in the upper level of the tower. Priest is lacking in physical strength and speed but his holy bullets can do grave damage to undead monsters. Wizard shoots magic missiles and has the most powerful attack but is slow and not much to speak of physically. Lizardman becomes an ally only when bribed with a diamond ring. He's a brute with great physical strength, speed and attacking power. Collect magic items - king's crown (magical protection), gauntlet (increase power), golden pot (healing magic), crystal ball (detect treasure boxes), pendant (double score), magic potion (increase magic skill), and scroll (good luck).
Metroid 3 (Super Metroid) | SNES (Super Nintendo) | Nintendo 1994 | ZSNES |
"The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace... I first battled the Metroids on planet Zebes. It was there that I foiled the plans of the space pirate leader Mother Brain to use the creatures to attack galactic civilization... I next fought the Metroids on their homeworld, SR388. I completely eradicated them except for a larva, which after hatching followed me like a confused child... I personally delivered it to the galactic research station at Ceres so scientists could study its energy producing qualities... the scientists' findings were astounding! They discovered that the powers of the Metroid might be harnessed for the good of civilization! Satisfied that all was well, I left the station to seek a new bounty to hunt. But, I had hardly gone beyond the asteroid belt when I picked up a distress signal! Ceres Station was under attack!!" SCIFI side scroll platform. 1 player. Collect missiles, weapons, items, and energy tanks. Find secret areas, learn secret moves, and defeat big bosses.
Ms. Pac-Man | Arcade | Midway (bootleg) 1981 | MAME |
Maze. 2 players non concurrent. No buttons. Collect all the pellets (10 points each) in each level without being caught by the ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Sue. 4 Power pellets (50 pts.. each) in the corners help by turning ghosts into food. Consequently eating the first ghost is 400 points, 2nd is 800, 3rd is 1200, and 4th is 1600.
Ogre Battle Saga Episode 5: the March of the Black Queen (Ogre Battle 3) | SNES | Quest 1994 | ZSNES |
"The sage Rashidi, perhaps driven by madness, assassinated his former friend King Gran Zenobia and joined with Empress Endora, leader of the Northern Highlands, to wage war on four kingdoms. The overpowering military of the highland regions took but a year to subdue the whole continent and the Zeteginean Empire was born. The rule of the empire was a pure regime of terror. Merciless persecution was directed against the loyal suvivors of the old kingdoms and those who would escape tyranny. The hearts of the people where troubled by secrets and betrayals and much blood was spilt upon the land." Imperial Year 24: Here on the frontiers of Sharom the last survivors of the knights of Zenobia were planning the final challenge..." Fantasy RPG. 1 player. Edit screen lets you change formations, leaders, and classes. You can buy items and recruit in towns, and find buried treasure and hidden towns/temples.
Punisher (World, US 930422) | Arcade | Capcom 1993 | MAME |
Based upon characters appearing in magazines published by Marvel Comics Inc. "New York, a jungle of steel and concrete. Where predators of all kinds mercilessly prey on all. Anytime, anywhere. Central Park, an oasis of green offering respite from the grey. Here U.S. Marine captain Frank Castle enjoys a picnic with his family. On that day, the Castle family accidentally discovered a brutal mob killing. Fearing any witnesses, the killers gunned down the hapless family. On that day Frank Castle's family died. On that day Frank Castle died. On that day I was born. To avenge them and all others like them. I am, the Punisher! If your guilty, you're dead." Platform. 2 player concurrent. 2 buttons per player. 2nd player is Nick Fury, a SHIELD agent. Collect weapons, food, and other items.
R-Type (Japan) | Arcade | Irem 1987 | MAME |
"Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire!" SCIFI futuristic shooter platform. In space fighting biomechanical alien creatures. 2 player non concurrent. 4 buttons per player. Hold down fire button to charge weapon. Other button releases the indestructible orb shield that connects to front/back of craft. Collect items to protect and change weapon. Missiles home in on enemies.
Raiden | Arcade | Seibu Kaithatsu 1990 | MAME |
Shooter platform. 2 players concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Aerial combat jets over land, water, and space. Collect weapon upgrade, missiles + bombs. Choose between two weapons that spreads red ammo or fire blue linear concentrated lasers + between heat seeking missiles or rockets.
Rastan (World) | Arcade | Taito Corp Japan 1987 | MAME |
"I used to be a thief and murderer. Otherwise, I could not survive in such difficult times. Sit before me and listen to my story of days full of adventure." Hmmm... I wonder where that line came from. Answer: Conan the Barbarian. Fantasy platform. 2 players non concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Collect items - axe (increases offensive power), hammer (extends offensive range), fire sword (increases offensive power by shooting fire balls), shield (reduces damage from enemy attacks), mantle (reduces enemy damage by ½), armature (reduces all damage from enemy), medicine (power increase), poison (power decrease), gold sheep (maximum power increase), jewel (bonus points), ring (weapon speed up), rod (?), and necklace (double point value).
Rygar (US set 1) | Arcade | Tecmo 1986 | MAME |
"4.5 billion years have passed since earth's creation. Many dominators have ruled in all their glory, but time was their greatest enemy and it defeated their reign. And now, a new dominator's reign begins..." Fantasy platform. 2 players non concurrent. 2 buttons per player. Collect weapon upgrades + items.
Street Fighter II': Championship Edition (World, US 920313) | Arcade | Capcom 1992 | MAME |
Action fighter about martial artists around the world entering a tournament to see who's the best. 2 players concurrent. 6 buttons per player. Punch or kick at low, medium or high strength. Choose between 12 characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Guile, Blanka, E. Honda, Dhalsim, Zangief, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison. Each character with at least 2 special abilities. Ryu and Ken use same abilities. Last 4 opponents are in the order of Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison.
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past | SNES | Nintendo 1991 | ZSNES |
"Long ago, in the beautiful kingdom of Hyrule surrounded by mountains and forests... legends told of omnipotent and omniscient Golden Power that resided in a hidden land. Many people aggressively sought to enter the hidden Golden Land... but no one ever returned. One day evil power began to flow from the Golden Land... so the king commanded seven wise men to seal the gate to the land of the Golden Power. That seal should have remained for all time... but, when these events were obscured by the mists of time and became legend... a mysterious wizard known as Agahnim came to Hyrule to release the seal. He eliminated the good king of Hyrule... Through evil magic, he began to make descendants of the seven wise men vanish, one after another. And the time of destiny for Princess Zelda is drawing near." Adventure Role Playing Game (RPG). 1 player.

Another World
Chrono Trigger (US) | SNES | Square 1995 | ZSNES
Final Fantasy 7 (FF7) | PSX | Squaresoft
Final Fantasy Tactics (FFT) | PSX | Square 1997
Flashback | SNES | Sony 1993 | ZSNES
Harvest Moon | SNES | Natsume 1996 | ZSNES
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time | N64 | Nintendo
Metroid | NES | Nintendo 1986 | NESticle
Prince of Persia | SNES | Jordan Mechner 1989 | ZSNES
Secret of Mana | SNES | Square 1993 | ZSNES

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