TeknoParrot, the modern arcade emulator

Seen those fancy new machines? You can play them at home!

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TeknoParrot is a framework to easily run arcade games of the more modern era. As these more modern machines are actually fairly similar to our own, it’s actually very easy to remap these games to run on local hardware without much of an issue. 

The main issue however is usually controlling the games, weird bugs and getting around the various unique settings to the arcade game itself. 

TeknoParrot takes care of all of that for you, with easy to navigate menus and settings options, plus a full list of all supported games. The downside is that it does require a Patreon Subscription to get into sought after games like Time Crisis 5, as these need extra leg work on their end to begin mapping the games to your chosen device. 

You’ll find the specs needed for these games aren’t particularly taxing on your modern gaming machine, with a GTX 1070 being the lowball point of where I’d recommend just having it ‘work’. However, you might get by with a more recent APU from AMD.

There are communities around each game that are dedicating time to ensuring things like progress etc., work as you would expect, but for the most part, if you just run the game as is, you’ll find it to be a one-to-one experience of running your own arcade cabinet. 

It also supports a tonne of games from download services that people in the community are actively ‘dumping’ to their own repositories for people like us to go Google and find ourselves. 

PC Guide will never share the locations of where we acquire our games from and don’t even ask. 

Here are the boards it currently supports:

  • ALL.Net P-ras MULTI
  • Examu eX-Board
  • GAELCO 3D Hardware
  • Global VR PC Based
  • Konami PC Based
  • Namco System ES3 (A/B/X)
  • Namco System N2
  • Raw Thrills PC Based
  • SEGA Europa-R
  • SEGA Lindbergh Yellow
  • SEGA Lindbergh Red/Red EX
  • SEGA Nu (Vanilla/1.1/2/SX/SX 1.1)
  • SEGA PC Based
  • SEGA RingEdge
  • SEGA RingEdge 2
  • SEGA RingWide
  • Taito NESiCAxLive
  • Taito Type X/X+
  • Taito Type X2
  • Taito Type X3
  • Taito Type X Zero

What games does TeknoParrot support?

Games it currently supports include:

  • After Burner Climax
  • Akai Katana Shin for NESICAxLive
  • Aliens: Extermination
  • Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
  • Arcana Heart 2 for NESICAxLive
  • Arcana Heart 3 (eX-Board)
  • Arcana Heart 3 LOVEMAX SIXSTARS!!!!!!
  • Batman
  • Battle Fantasia
  • Battle Gear 4
  • Battle Gear 4 Tuned
  • Blade Arcus
  • Blade Strangers
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
  • Blazing Angels
  • Border Break Scramble
  • Caladrius AC
  • Cars
  • Chaos Breaker
  • Chaos Code
  • Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe v1.03.00
  • Chase H.Q. 2
  • Counter-Strike Neo
  • Crimzon Clover for NESICAxLive
  • Daemon Bride (eX-Board)
  • Dariusburst: Another Chronicle
  • Daytona Championship USA
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
  • Dirty Drivin’
  • Do Not Fall: Run For Your Drink
  • Dragon Dance for NESICAxLive
  • Dream Raiders
  • Elevator Action for NESICAxLive
  • En-Eins Perfektewelt for NESICAxLive
  • Far Cry Paradise Lost
  • Fighting Climax Ignition
  • Ford Racing: Full Blown
  • Gaelco Championship Tuning Race
  • Ge-Sen Love: Plus Pengo!
  • Ghost Squad Evolution
  • GigaWing Generations
  • Gouketsuji Ichizoku: Senzo Kuyou (Taito Type X2)
  • Gouketsuji Ichizoku: Senzo Kuyou for NESICAxLive
  • GRID
  • Groove Coaster 2: Heavenly Festival
  • GTI Club: Supermini Festa!
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
  • Guitar Hero Arcade
  • H2Overdrive
  • Homura for NESICAxLive
  • Hyper Street Fighter II – The Anniversary Edition for NESICAxLive
  • Ikaruga for NESICAxLive
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 4 (Export)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 4 (Japanese)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 5 (Export)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 6 Double Ace
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 7 Double Ace Cross
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage 8 Infinity
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage Zero (Third-Party – SegaTools)
  • Justice League – Heroes United
  • K.O. Drive (Prototype)
  • King of Fighters XIII Climax
  • King of Fighters XIII Climax (Nesica)
  • KOF Maximum Impact Regulation A
  • KOF Sky Stage
  • Koihime Enbu
  • Let’s Go Island 3D: Lost on the Island of Tropics
  • Let’s Go Island: Lost on the Island of Tropics
  • Let’s Go Jungle Special
  • Let’s Go Jungle: Lost on the Island of Spice
  • Let’s Go Safari
  • Luigi’s Mansion Arcade
  • MachStorm
  • Magical Beat
  • maimai GreeN
  • Mario Kart DX USA
  • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
  • Melty Blood (RE2)
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again – Current Code
  • Nicktoons Nitro Racing
  • Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
  • Operation G.H.O.S.T.
  • OutRun 2 SP SDX
  • P4U: Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena
  • P4UU: Persona 4 The Ultimate Ultra Suplex Hold
  • Phantom Breaker: Another Code
  • Pokkén Tournament
  • Project Diva Arcade
  • Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade
  • Puzzle Bobble for NESICAxLive
  • Raiden III
  • Raiden III for NESICAxLive
  • Raiden IV
  • Raiden IV for NESICAxLive
  • Rambo
  • Rastan Saga for NESICAxLive
  • R-Tuned: Ultimate Street Racing
  • Samurai Spirits Sen
  • School of Ragnarok
  • SEGA Golden Gun
  • SEGA Race TV
  • SEGA Racing Classic
  • SEGA Rally 3
  • Senko no Ronde: DUO – Dis-United Order
  • Senko no Ronde: DUO – Dis-United Order for NESICAxLive
  • Shikigami no Shiro III
  • Shining Force: Cross Elysion
  • Shining Force: Cross Exlesia
  • Shining Force: Cross Raid
  • Silent Hill: The Arcade
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • Space Invaders for NESICAxLive
  • Spica Adventure
  • Star Trek Voyager
  • STAR WARS: Battle Pod
  • Storm Racer G
  • Strania -The Stella Machine-
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Fight for the Future for NESICAxLive
  • Street Fighter Zero 3 for NESiCAxLive
  • Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2 for NESICAxLive
  • Super Bikes 2
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Export)
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012
  • Taisen Hot Gimmick 5: Mirai Eigou
  • Tekken 7
  • Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
  • Tetris: The Grand Masters 3 – Terror-Instinct
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious: Drift
  • The Fast and the Furious: Super Bikes
  • The Fast and the Furious: SuperCars
  • The House of the Dead 4
  • The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match
  • The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match Final Edition for NESICAxLive
  • The King of Fighters XII
  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • The Rumble Fish 2 for NESICAxLive
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival
  • Tokyo Cop
  • Too Spicy
  • Transformers: Human Alliance
  • Trouble Witches AC
  • Trouble Witches AC for NESICAxLive
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Under Defeat HD+
  • Under Night In-Birth
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
  • Valve Limit R
  • Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire for NESICAxLive
  • Virtua Fighter 5 (Version B)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 (Version C)
  • Virtua Tennis 3
  • Virtua Tennis 4
  • Wacky Races
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 5
  • Winter X Games SnoCross
  • Yugioh 5DS Duel Terminal 6

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