Emerson Arcadia 2001 emulators

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Emerson Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Accuracy Recommended
MESS Multi-platform 0.175
WinArcadia Multi-platform 24.35


The history of the Arcadia 2001 emulators is very foggy and hasn't been documented clearly before. The only two working emulators known are WinArcadia and MESS, and both of them are multi-emulators, which means that the Arcadia 2001 wasn't their major goal, but simply just a system upon a hundred other system these emulators are capable of emulating, and at very good accuracy. The emulator WinArcadia probably started in 2006 (The official website of the emulator was started in that year), but it is not known whether the emulator was capable of emulating the Arcadia 2001 system upon release or that feature was added later.


Probably the biggest issue is that this system didn't grab attention because of the very limited games it has and that it was discontinued only 18 months after it was released in 1982, so developers aren't giving it any significant attention.