Sega Model 1

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Sega Model 1
Developer Sega
Type Arcade system board
Release date 1992
Discontinued 1995
Predecessor System H1
Successor Model 2

Sega Model 1 is an arcade system board released by Sega in 1992 as the successor to Sega System 32. Model 1 was the first Sega arcade board designed specifically for 3D graphics. It had a few of the more popular arcade games at the time, such as; Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing and Star Wars Arcade. However, the Sega Model 2 arcade board was released only one year later and in the end, had a vastly larger library of games. It had an NEC V60 at 16 MHz with 1936KB of RAM. It had a Sega 837-7894 171-6080D VIDEO GPU.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version Active Libretro Core FLOSS Recommended
PC / x86
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 1]
Modeler Windows Linux macOS 0.9.3a


  • MAME is the first and only emulator capable of running Sega Model 1 games. See MAME driver at GitHub.
  • Modeler was an early attempt at Sega Arcade emulation. It is capable of running Sega System 32 and Sega System 32 Multi. Sega Model 1 emulation never advanced to playable status. The team working on this emulator is also involved in MAME and the plan was all along to use the knowledge gained while creating this emulator to later implement it as a MAME driver.


Game MAME Modeler Home Version
Netmerc / Tecwar
Star Wars Arcade ~
Virtua Fighter ~
Virtua Formula ~
Virtua Racing
Wing War
Wing War R360

This list is updated as of MAME 0.252 and Modeler 0.9.3a.

External Links

  • Sega Model 1 Emulation (RetroGameForce Mar 01, 2020)
  • The Sega Model 1 Arcade (Published on Feb 24, 2019. Sega Lord X. 4 of the 5 games, that are covered, were emulated in MAME with numerous emulation issues. Some or all games seen are 30 FPS but were probably hacked to run at 60 FPS. Check description for info.)
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Handhelds: Game GearVMU / VMS
Arcade: System seriesModel 1Model 2Model 3NAOMI