MAME brings backs to life classic arcade video games and consoles

MameEMU for Windows 7, PSP, DS, Wii and other platforms


joysticksThere is no question that playing new game consoles such as the Sony PlayStation, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii, the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo GameCube, and the Sony PlayStation Portable is really enjoyable and stress-relieving. They also come with new games that provide us enough thrill and excitement. With the advent of newer games and game consoles, their old counterparts are being put aside. Thankfully, we do not have to lose them because we now have emulators.


mame emulatorAn example of an emulator is the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator or MAME. Italian-born software developer Nicola Salmoria first released MAME in February 5, 1997. Eleven years later, the newest version of the emulator came out, offering 3827 games and 7185 read-only memory image sets. MAME is known to be a purist when it comes to emulating games; everything including the littlest of details about the games it copies is put into account. It is also known to a very accurate emulator.


While Sony and Nintendo have tried their best to lock down emulators, they cannot do this to MAME and the others of its kind as long as they are licensed and legal. This emulator is available without a cost but it is not available for commercial distribution. You can download this emulator from the Internet, along with other free games; just make sure that you will not sell them. Because of its innovation and the number of games it can play, MAME is considered as the most popular emulator in the world.