Arcade LaserDisc emulators
A LaserDisc video game is an arcade game that uses pre-recorded video (either live-action or animation) played from a LaserDisc. The first LaserDisc video game was Sega's Astron Belt released in 1983. The genre was popularized by Dragon's Lair released shortly after in the same year. The usage of LaserDiscs provided graphics close to an animated or live-action film which was vastly ahead of other arcade games at the time. However, with the drawback of limited interactivity compared to regular arcade games.
|PC / x86|
- DAPHNE is the primary emulator for LaserDisc arcade games. Supports more games than MAME. Use DaphneLoader to update DAPHNE and auto download games. The libretro core currently only works for Android.
- Hypseus Singe is an SDL2 update to the DAPHNE emulator engine. It also includes support for SINGE simulation.
- MAME (as of 0.242) now has support for seven LaserDisc games and three that DAPHNE doesn't support; Cube Quest, Firefox, and Time Traveler (only playable on the Singe version of Daphne). The reason MAME doesn't emulate many LaserDisc-based systems, is largely due to indecisions regarding the disc preservation method and format. This will hopefully be fixed in the future thanks to the Domesday86 project which employs a combination of specialized hardware and open-source software to preserve the discs in a far more faithful manner than ever before.
|Cobra Command / Thunder Storm||✓||✓||✓|
|Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars||✗||✗||✓|
|Dragon's Lair II: TimeWarp||✓||✗||✓|
|Fast Draw Showdown||✗||✗||✓|
|Galaxian 3: Attack of the Zolgear||✗||✗||✗|
|Galaxy Ranger / Star Blazer||✓||✗||✗|
|Interstellar Laser Fantasy||✓||✗||✓|
|The Last Bounty Hunter||✗||✗||✓|
|Mad Dog McCree||✗||✗||✓|
|Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold||✗||✗||✓|
|Super Don Quix·ote||✓||✗||✗|
|Us vs. Them||✓||✓||✗|
|Who Shot Johnny Rock?||✗||✗||✓|
This list is updated as of MAME 0.242 and DAPHNE 1.0.12.
* Ports: for a list of what systems the games have been ported to check this link.