Emerson Arcadia 2001 emulators

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Emerson Arcadia 2001
The Emerson Arcadia 2001
Developer Emerson Radio
Type Home video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1984

The Emerson Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit home video game 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. Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 to Bandai, which released it in Japan. Over 30 Arcadia 2001 clones exist.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Accuracy Active Recommended
WinArcadia Multi-platform 24.93 ?
MAME Multi-platform 0.232 ?
Tunix2001 Windows 26.8.06 ?
Arcadia 2001 Emulator DOS 1998/07/30 ?
Emulator2001 Windows 2014/09/20 ?


The history of the Arcadia 2001 emulators is very foggy and hasn't been documented clearly before.

In 1998, Emerson Arcadia 2001 Emulator by Paul Robson was the first Arcadia 2001 emulator[1].

Emulator2001 was developed by Gavin Turner in 2005[2].

WinArcadia started in 2006.[3] It is the Windows backport of AmiArcadia, which is the enhanced official Amiga port of Emulator2001[4]. It was written by James Jacobs and Gavin Turner, but the original author (Turner) is no more credited[5].

WinArcadia emulates the Emerson Arcadia 2001 family of consoles (Bandai, Emerson, Grandstand, Hanimex, Intervision, Leisure-Vision, Leonardo, MPT-03, Ormatu, Palladium, Poppy, Robdajet, Rowtron, Tele-Fever, Tempest, Tryom, Tunix, etc.), and various other machines.

WinArcadia and MESS 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.


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.


  1. https://www.gamefaqs.com/a2k1/916364-arcadia-2001/faqs/2628
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20051026150459/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20130801182925/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/
  5. WinArcadia 1.21 (7 April 2006) : "AmiArcadia is the enhanced official Amiga port of the Windows program Emulator 2001. WinArcadia is the Windows backport of AmiArcadia." "They were written by James Jacobs and Gavin Turner of Amigan Software."