Welcome to the world of RAMS (Rusty Arcade Machines).

RAMS is a program to enable the Next to play a host of classic arcade games. So, is RAMS an emulator? No, not strictly. Are the games in RAMS remakes? Nope, we are running the exact arcade code directly from the arcade roms. So, we are at a loss to describe RAMS. Anyone, please help…..

RAMS supports both landscape and portrait monitors (games permitting) and offers 2-3 view modes for each game so that you can find the best choice to suit your setup.

RAMS currently supports these games.

  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong (JAP)
  • Frogger
  • Galaxian
  • Pac Man
  • Pac-Manic-Miner-Man
  • Hangly Man

Both the front-end and the individual games contain settings that can be used to tweak game play, redefine keys, etc.
Also, if you have a Megadrive pad (or equivalent) then RAMS will also support that, allowing credits to be added using START, and the buttons to commence a 1 or 2 player game.

Games can be exited (returning to the front end) by pressing BREAK, or on a Megadrive pad, by pressing START and FIRE at the same time.


RAMS requires the original arcade roms to function, without these RAMS will just show the front end and will error upon game launch.

We cannot supply these roms, and we will not help anyone in procuring them, though what we can say is that RAMS will work with the roms from the MAME sets.

Details of the roms that are needed are included in the distribution.

RAMS can be downloaded from this link


RAMS (5658 downloads )

(Note, please delete your pacmmm.save file if upgrading from v1.04)

v1.07 has also update the save state format, it is advisable to delete the old ones in your /ram folder with the extension .ram 

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