Sega Model 2

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Sega Model 2
Developer Sega
Type Arcade system board
Release date 1993
Discontinued 1998
Predecessor Sega Model 1
Successor Sega Model 3

The Sega Model 2 is an arcade system board first released in 1993 as a successor to the Sega Model 1 board. Sega Model 2 was the starting point of several popular arcade games and series such as Daytona USA, Dead Or Alive, Sega Rally, House of the Dead and Virtua Cop.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Libretro Core Recommended
Model 2 Emulator Windows 1.1a
MAME Multi-platform 0.234


  • Model 2 Emulator was formerly known as Nebula Model 2. It has great compatibility (only one game is unplayable?). Most games work without problems, although some configuration may be required for the optimal experience in some titles. It is easy to use, the system requirements are moderate and there is support for increasing the internal resolution. For a long time it was, and still is for most titles, the only way to play Model 2 games. However; it is Windows only, closed source and hasn't been updated since 2014.
  • MAME is a long way behind Model 2 Emulator in compatibility but is actively developed and Model 2 emulation recently improved greatly. With version 0.196 the first two games were promoted to working status; Virtua Fighter 2 and Motor Raid. Version 0.197 followed up with adding Rail Chase 2. Other games might work but most have lots of graphic glitches and some will outright crash. You'll need a fast CPU for full speed emulation.


Game Model 2 Emulator MAME PSN/XBLA* Ports**
Behind Enemy Lines
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
Daytona USA
Dead or Alive
Desert Tank
Dynamite Baseball
Dynamite Baseball 97
Dynamite Cop
Fighting Vipers
Gunblade NY
Indy 500
Last Bronx
Manx TT Superbike
Motor Raid
Over Rev
Pilot Kids
Power Sled
Rail Chase 2
Sega Rally Championship
Sega Ski Super G
Sega Touring Car Championship
Sega Water Ski
Sky Target
Sonic the Fighters
Super GT 24H
The House of the Dead
Top Skater
Wave Runner
Virtua Cop
Virtua Cop 2
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Striker
Zero Gunner

This list is updated as of MAME 0.197 and Model 2 Emulator 1.1a.

* PSN/XBLA: Some games were released for PS3 PSN and Xbox 360 XBLA labeled as the "Sega Model 2 Collection". It is a way to buy the games as single purchases on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (backwards compatibility). The games feature excellent improvements over the arcade orginals such as: higher resolution, widescreen, HD texures, less pop ups, online multiplayer, trophies, etc.

** Ports: Some games where ported to consoles available when the arcade games where released. Most of them were released on Sega Saturn och PC, with a few apperaring on Dreamcast and Playstation 2.