Video arcade machines are a nifty piece of history. From their conception in 1971 with Computer Space, video arcade machines have captivated both young and old. The arcade scene has seen many advancements and innovations, from the vector graphics technology (this page's namesake) to full cinematic cut-scenes on laserdsic to today's virtual reality marvels.
I remember having a Pacman and Mrs. Pacman in the basement of our home. Unfortunately, these machines were sold when my family moved when I was 6. With the memories of those machines and some rather fond memories of playing at the local arcade, I was content with the ports of the great arcade classics to my home game consol.
That is, until I stumbled upon MAME. Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a program that brings the classics to life in a way not possible with home game consoles. After building my own MAME machine, I joined the ranks of many who have found delight in the wonderful artwork, gameplay, and technology of the arcade era.
As good as emulators can be, they still can't perform like the original. There's just nothing quite like taking a classic and restoring it to it's former glory.
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