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The term "arcade machines" usually denotes coin-operated
game machines. Their history starts in 1972, when Atari
essentially created the coin-operated video game industry
with the game Pong. During the late 1970s and early 1980s
video game arcades sprang up all over the United States and
other countries. Space Invaders, Pac-Man,
Donkey Kong - these are the most popular games from the
beginning of arcade machines era. By the mid-1980s, the
arcade video game industry was beginning to fade due to the
the advances in home video game console technology. Though
now arcade machines did not disappear altogether and still
have a small niche in video games industry, they lost in
concurrent fight to home video game consoles.
In 1999 the last arcade game to bear Atari logo was
released; Atari's coin-op product development division was
closed in the same year. Now arcade machines with Sailor Moon games installed on them
can not be found anywhere of course. So the only possibility
to play these games is to use an emulator. One of the best
is probably MAME.
Title: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Release date: 1995
The game has very nice graphics and
beautiful full-screen anime style special attacks. The player
will be offered a choice between five inner senshi. During
the most difficult moments, Tuxedo Mask will also appear. Two player mode is
supported. Naoko Takeuchi herself supervised the game and
voices for senshi were provided by seiyu that worked on
Sailor Moon anime. One of the best Sailor Moon video games.
The game exists in two versions: 95/03/22 and 95/03/22B.
I am admittedly unsure what is the difference between two.
An archive for 95/03/22 comprise 17 files and archive for
95/03/22B-18 files; 17 of them are identical to 95/03/22
version so you'll have to download only that additional 18th
file. So, in order to get a working 95/03/22B version, you
must extract all content of archive for 95/03/22 and add it
to the 95/03/22B archive. That's it. After placing both
archives into "roms" directory of your emulator
(assuming that you use MAME) you can play
Andreani Xavier managed to procure rare shots of
game stickers (that have to be put on arcade machine case)
and shot of the Jamma card (it contains the game itself and
is inserted inside of the machine case).
Download scanned game stickers + shots of the motherboard
(5.63 MB) arcade-fight-HQ.rar
Download 95/03/22 version (13.0 MB)
Download 95/03/22B version (113 KB)
QUIZ BISYOUJO SENSHI SAILOR MOON
Title: Quiz Bisyoujo Senshi Sailor Moon -
Chiryoku Tairyoku Toki no Un
Release date: 1997
After choosing your senshi and the first location the
game starts. In order to advance in the game, you'll have
first of all to throw dices and move forward at number of
steps shown by dices. That's where you encounter a
monster-of-the-day (or bosses) and play a quiz itself (of
course, all questions&answers are in Japanese). After
answering several questions you'll return to the world's map
and can throw dices again. (during a quiz you can gain
different bonuses&prizes (e.g. sometimes Sailor Mercury will
give you hints for correct questions)). Apart from quiz
itself, the game has a lot of other funny things to do,
totally cute animated scenes, full-screen animation,
voices&music and many more. Two players mode is supported.
On the whole, it is one of the most beautiful Sailor Moon
Xavier informed me about existence of a
cheat (for MAME emulator), forcing correct answers to be
listed always under number 1. If you do not know Japanese
(like me) it may be very useful.
Click here to download cheat.dat
file (97 bytes). It must be placed in the same directory as
Mame32.exe. After starting emulator, go to file >
properties>miscellaneous and check "enable game cheats"
box. Start the game and then press TAB key. In menu appeared
select "cheat" option. In new menu select the topmost item
(enable/disable cheat) and here you must see "Answer is
always 1". Change the value from off to on.
That's it. Now during the quiz you can press a key for
answer 1 (usually it is listed as the topmost choice) and it
will be a correct one.
Download shots of the motherboard
That's how the game process looks
like. You'll be offered a question and several
answers to choose from.
From time to time you will
encounter Chibiusa and Hotaru, offering useful
The game has a lot of full-screen
One of mini games. You'll compete
in a race against Luna-P.
Download of this game is available (21.0 MB)