Arcade (Platform)

An arcade video game takes player input from its controls, processes it through electrical or computerized components, and displays output to an electronic monitor or similar display. All arcade video games are coin-operated or accept other means of payment, housed in an arcade cabinet, and located in amusement arcades alongside other kinds of arcade games. Until the early 2000s, arcade video games were the largest and most technologically advanced segment of the video game industry.

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1971 (NA)
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The ALLS (Amusement Linkage Live System) is an arcade board created by Sega. There are multiple variations of the ALLS which include upgraded hardware specifications.

Mega Play

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The NAOMI (New Arcade Operation Machine Idea) is an arcade system released by Sega in 1998. It was designed as a successor to Sega Model 3 hardware, using a similar architecture to the Sega...
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Sega System E

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Mega-Tech System

The Mega-Tech System is an arcade cabinet released by Sega in 1989, and Western counterpart to the Mega 6. It was based on the Sega Mega Drive home console, and was designed similarly to Nintendo's...

Nintendo VS. System

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Aleck 64

An arcade board with capabilities similar to the Nintendo 64. It was only released in Japan.


The PlayChoice-10 is an arcade system developed and marketed by Nintendo. Released in August 1986 as the successor to the Nintendo VS. System, the PlayChoice-10 was developed as a means to showcase...
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Sega System 1

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The Sega NAOMI 2 is an arcade board developed by Sega and is a successor to Sega NAOMI hardware. It was originally released in 2000. Since it uses similar NAOMI architecture (but significantly...


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Nintendo Super System

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Sega Hikaru

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Mark III Soft Desk 10

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Mark III Soft Desk 5

The Mark III Soft Desk 5 (マークIIIソフトデスク5) is an arcade cabinet designed by Sega and Coreland. It is a (presumably) cost-reduced Mark III Soft Desk 10, allowing users to select one of five Sega...

Sega RingEdge

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Soft Desk 10

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Sega Titan Video

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The Triforce (トライフォース) is an arcade board developed in a joint venture between Sega, Nintendo, and Namco. It is based upon the Nintendo GameCube video game console to reduce development costs, and...

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