Software entity

An Arcade games emulator available for almost any platform.
(clones and bootlegs are merged to the parent)


Alternate name: Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

The first video game about MAME was released on September 1971.

Taito, Sega and Konami has published most of these games

Originally MAME was available under a customer license that enforce availability of source code and no commercial use.

After 19 years of effort, all authors who have contributed to MAME have finally been convinced to license their code as GPL2+ or 3-Clause BSD. Other than now having a FSF and OSI approved license, anyone if free to profit from use of MAME source code in what ever way they can find that does not violate BSD or GPL.