My MAME set is currently updated to version 0.154
A few words about my service...
Why I do this...

I can't even begin to tell you how many quarters I pumped into video game machines during the 1980's and early 1990's. Like many of you, I spent my fair share of junior high and high school days in dimly lit video arcades playing my favorite games. When I first heard about MAME and got my first complete set of ROMs from a burner many years ago, I felt I had died and gone to heaven. Eventually I did what many others have already done... I built my own arcade cabinet! For me, it has been a way to preserve a little piece of my misspent youth forever. Since I can't invite all of you over to play it, I figured the next best thing is to spread the love and help make MAME available to as many other people as possible. I like to think of it as a way for me to repay the favor I received when I got my first set of ROMs!

Please keep in mind...

Retro-gaming and emulation is a hobby for me, not a passion. I started the MONSTARCADE site years ago as a way to give something back. I do this in my spare time, but I do have other priorities that take precedence (my family, work, other hobbies, etc...) I used to provide some services that I simply don't have time for any longer. My main goal, however, has always been to help people get copies of the rom sets they want. I am happy to continue doing that.

Got questions?

I've tried to make this site as helpful and self-explanatory as possible. If you browse through it but still have questions *about my service*, then feel free to drop me an e-mail. If you have a question about

  • which emulator(s) you should use
  • where to download an emulator
  • how to configure your emulator
  • the minimum specs for a retro-gaming computer
  • how to play [insert game name here]
  • whether or not a rom set includes [insert game name here]
  • how to use clrMAMEpro
  • etc.
...then you really need to ask Google, not me. I read every email I receive, but please don't be offended if I don't answer back right away. (And if I don't answer back at all, then you might want to try the Google thing.)

Serving the retro-gaming community since 2001!