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Confirmed To be conf. MAME Emulated
Original Under License Bootleg

Playmark

  • A firm based in Milan, The site, active until 2016, is not longer responding.
  • Prior to 1993, has built several illegal copies. These are missing of any brand or even have the original manufacturer's one, but some details on the cards reveal, with no doubt, they are produced by Playmark.
  • Playmark began to produce original games in 1993.
  • After three years, it decided to market gambling machines only
  • Playmark games are recent and were wide distributed, and it seems they are never even been subjected to seizures; therefore, they are all traced and emulated in MAME (although some old bootleg isn't working).
Name Orig. Year Emul. Info
Bad Lands
1989
Copy of Atari original
Final Crash
1990 Copy of Final Fight (Capcom)
JuJu Densetsu
1990
Copy of Tad original, known also as Toki
F-1 Grand Prix
1991
Copy of Video Systems original
The King of Dragons
1991
Copy of Capcom original
Tumble Pop
1991
Copy of Data East original
Best League
1993
Copy of Big Striker (Jaleco)
Dr. Tomy
1993

Super Slam
1993

Hard Times
1994

Power Balls
1994

Big Twin
1995

Hot Mind
1995

Lucky Boom
1995

Magic Sticks
1995

World Beach Volley
1995

Excelsior
1996

Best League


Hack Big Striker of Jaleco: in one version, we have italian league teams instead of national teams.

Dr. Tomy

This game runs on the first Gaelco games, and at least a digitized sound was "stolen" from Big Karnak.

Super Slam

This was the first game Playmark on proprietary hardware.

Hard Times

With this game debuted the final version of the hardware Playmark. The emulation in MAME is now close to perfection.

Power Balls

This game runs on two different hardware platforms,

Big Twin

This is the first of a long list of games in which the goal is to get to enjoy photos of pretty girls (and of course score many points).

According to emulab.it, there's a manga artwork version unlike the digitized version in MAME. Said to be owned by an Arcade Otaku member.

Hot Mind

You can win tokens

Lucky Boom

Strange hybrid game, you can win extra credits also.

Magic Sticks

Similar to Hot Mind.

World Beach Volley

The last game "for all" of this company, it is in many ways their masterpiece. Sound emulation in MAME has musch improved from version 0.181, but the music is still missing.

Excelsior

This game is full of adult-theme pictures, result of an agreement with the italian magazine "Excelsior", from which the name. With this creation, Playmark stopped the production of "classical" coin-op, and focuses on the gambling games marketing (starting from Super Derby).