New York New York

A 38-year-old Arcade Video Game by Sigma Enterprises, Inc.

New York New York screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): nyny nynyg


New York New York © 1980 Sigma Enterprises.


New York New York the Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.4 Mhz), (2x) M6802 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (3x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1 Mhz), (2x) DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 248 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 50.00 Hz
Palette colors : 8

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Released in December 1980.
Licensed to Gottlieb for US manufacture and distribution (January 1981).

This game is known in Japan as "Waga Seishun no Arcadia".


Differences between 'NY, NY' and 'Arcadia' :
* In the background of 'NY, NY' is the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by blue buildings.
* In 'Arcadia', the Statue has been replaced by Captain Harlock (who is still the same color as the Statue of Liberty for some reason) and there is a blue nebula instead of blue buildings. Also, the words 'New York' have been replaced by 'Arcadia' in the demo.
* Besides the picture of Harlock in the background, nothing else in the 'Arcadia' game really has any relationship with the movie at all.
* 'NY, NY' came first and was then slightly modified to cash in on the 'Arcadia' movie. There are also no additional copyright notices, as there would normally be in a game based on a movie (So perhaps it wasn't even officially licensed).
* Another odd thing is that in Arcadia it really doesn't make a lot of sense to have a giant cyan Capt. Harlock floating around in space in the background.
* Whereas in NY, NY it actually makes sense for the Statue of Liberty to be in the background.

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.