MAME Emulator turns 20!

You know you are getting older when the emulator that let you play older games is already 20 years old. Yes, MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) has turned 20, and it is better than ever!

During this 20 years, MAME made possible for everyone to revive (old people) or experience for the first time (youngsters) thousands of amazing coin-op machines that populated the arcades back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Nowadays, MAME goes beyond that. With the integration of MESS codebase, MAME is also a powerful emulator for retro computers – sometimes the only option for a specific machine and this support is invaluable for the retrocomputing community.

MAME strives to accurately represent original systems, allowing unmodified software to run as intended. Today, MAME documents over thirty thousand systems, and usably emulates over ten thousand.

You can read more about MAME history here.

Author: Paulo Garcia

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