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Main data
Romset and name:
decocass DECO Cassette System
Manufacturer:
Data East Corporation
Year:
Genre:
System
Category:
System / BIOS
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
-
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players
Input:
Joystick 8 ways, Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x240@57.444853 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
DECO 222, Intel I8041, MOS Technology M6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b13 (0.49) released on mar-10 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • This Arcade System was published 39 years ago:

    DECO Cassette System © 1980 Data East Corp.

    TECHNICAL
    The arcade owner would insert the cassette and a security dongle (This was an early form of copy protection, to ensure the tapes would not be copied) into the cabinet.

    When the cabinet was powered up, the program from the tape would be copied into the cabinet's RAMchips. This process took about two minutes. After this, the game could be played.

    Main CPU: DECO 222 (@ 750 Khz)
    CPU: I8041 (@ 600 Khz)
    Audio CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 500 Khz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.5 Mhz)
    Speaker: mono

    TRIVIA
    The DECO Cassette System was introduced in 1980 by Data East and was the first standardised arcade system that allowed arcade owners to change games. The arcade owner would buy a cabinet, while the games were stored on standard audio cassettes.

    It was revolutionary for its time, but arcade owners complained about the poor reliability of the cassettes, which could be demagnetized easily, corrupting the game data, and the poor quality of the games offered, as well as long load times...

    47 different games were released on this system from 1980 to 1985.

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Data updated on may 30 2019


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