Play Thousands Of Arcade & Game Consoles Games On Your PC!

Maximus Arcade is Windows-based software that allows you to relive thousands of classic games and creates seamless interaction with multiple arcade and console emulators while keeping the Windows environment hidden. Although best suited for use in computer-based arcade cabinets, it can be configured for use in a kiosk or simply running on a computer with a keyboard, trackball, or arcade joystick.   It is widely-considered the easiest software for reliving classic games with emulators like MAME. 

It's easy to setup and designed for novice users.

Special Promotion: Get Free With X-Arcade purchase.

Maximus Arcade Frontend Software (PC)

Maximus Arcade

  • $10.00


Maximus Arcade is Windows-based software that allows you to relive thousands of classic arcade and game console game with a simple game manager application.

Maximus Arcade software is best described as the iTunes for storing and playing nearly any arcade or game console game from the past 3 decades!

You can use Maximus Arcade on nearly any computer with a keyboard, trackball, or gamepad.   It is widely-considered the easiest software for reliving classic games with emulators like MAME.

No games are provided with this software and we cannot provide assistance on where to download  ROMS!

It's easy to setup and designed for novice users.

This purchase provides you the unlock code (sent within 1 business day) to unlock the full version and end the trial. For $25 (USD) you will receive a personalized registration code to unlock the trial version of the software. 

Tech support is only provided via forums.

Maximus Arcade Video Demo 



  • 1 GHz or Faster Processor Recommended
  • Any Windows Operating Systems (Yes, 10)
  • Windows 98 Limited Functionality
  • 128MB RAM
  • 32-bit Color Recommended
  • DirectSound Capable Soundcard



  • Built-in Adobe Flash 8 Player
  • Built-in Screensaver
  • 3DO
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari 800/800XL
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari ST
  • Bandai Wonderswan Color
  • Batch Files
  • Capcom Play System 3 (CPS3)
  • Coleco ColecoVision
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore 128
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Daphne
  • DOSBox
  • FinalBurn Alpha (FBA)
  • Future Pinball
  • GCE Vectrex
  • Kawaks
  • Magnavox Odyssey2
  • MAME
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • MSX
  • MSX2
  • Nebula
  • NEC PC Engine
  • NEC Turbo-Grafx-16
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo Super NES
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Gameboy
  • Nintendo Gameboy Color
  • Nintendo Gameboy Advance
  • Raine
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Model 2 emulator
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • SNK Neo-Geo
  • SNK Neo-Geo Pocket
  • SNK Neo-Geo Pocket Color
  • Sony Playstation One
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
  • Ultra 64 (Killer Instinct 1 & 2)
  • Visual Pinball
  • Windows Media Player
  • ZINC 


Maximus Arcade Frontend Benefits

  • Simple Interface Design
  • Once configured - simple enough for children to control
  • Filter out mature content from MAME game list
  • Screensaver attraction mode launches games within emulators!
  • Windows environment is hidden
  • Universal exit switch to quit all emulators and return to selection mode
  • Support for LEDWiz & LEDBlinky
  • Support for,, and
  • Cursor replacement option
  • Mirrored interface display support
  • Pre-launch and post-launch an application before and after launching a game
  • Launch an application upon startup and/or exit of the frontend
  • Launch an application while within the frontend
  • MAME history database support with popup window
  • Incorporate into Windows Media Center
  • Multiple key assignments
  • Horizontal and vertical layout options for use on standard and cocktail style game play
  • Works at 32, 16 & 8-bit resolutions
  • Able to accept input from popular control panels (SlikStik, Ultimarc, etc..)
  • Trackball and mice support
  • Joystick/Gamepad support
  • Extended Keyboard support
  • Sensitivity controls for input devices
  • Automatically generate MAME game lists based on genre, dimension, type, year, manufacturer, players, control, chd, and favorites.ini
  • Create and modify multiple favorites list
  • Use Regular Expressions to edit favorites lists
  • Media caching and extended name filtering
  • Change the display order of all emulators
  • Ability to launch shortcuts and batch files
  • Automatically generate batch files within the preferences panel
  • OpenGL and Software driven transitions
  • Adjust the scrolling acceleration rate
  • Save multiple key configurations
  • Import MAME key configurations
  • Send multiple exit hook commands
  • Ability to close specific and/or all processes launched during emulator execution
  • WYSIWYG Theme Editor
  • Supports png, jpg, gif, bmp, flv (flash video), and swf (flash) with transparency
  • Resolutions including HDTV, EDTV, and common screen sizes
  • Theme images imported are optimized based on selected resolution
  • Command lines strings are automatically generated
  • Customizable command line strings for emulator setup or for each individual game launch
  • Advanced command line parameter variables available
  • Display screenshots, movies, and marquees within the interface
  • Screen capture ability during emulator execution
  • Jump to a game alphabetically or a page at a time
  • Uses ClrMAMEPro database files for Nebula, NeoGeo, Raine, WinKawaks, and ZINC emulators
  • Uses MAME generated XML file for reference to unplayable games in MAME
  • Can use MAME generated file 'favorites.ini' as a favorites list
  • Adjust priority level of frontend while it is running as a background task
  • Video support (avi, mpg, wmv, mng, flv - flash video)
  • Background sound effects (wav, mp3)
  • Background audio during game selection (mp3)
  • Skip introduction option
  • On screen volume adjustment
  • Quick on screen emulator selection
  • Access preferences panel externally or within the frontend

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