The Next Space

A 29-year-old Arcade Video Game by SNK

The Next Space screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): tnextspc tnextspc2


The Next Space © 1989 SNK.

A vertical scrolling shooter.

Pilot your spaceship through the deep space, collect various speed and weapon items to take down a multitude of enemies, and restore peace to the galaxy!

The game concept is all about the power-ups. The game offers ten items to pick up, including speed boosts, laser weapons, a spread gun, a flamethrower, a tiny spaceship helpers and missiles.


PCB Number : A8004
Prom Stickers : NS

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 9 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


The Next Space was released in October 1989 in Japan.


Boss : Eikichi Kawasaki
Producer : Shochan
Main programmer : Shochan
Sub programmer : Data Tada
Advisers : Bucho, Tama, Koyan, Konny
Graphic designers : Fujita, Ken, Mituzo, Ishimochi, Tsukamichi, Buri, Fujiwara, Yokochan
Sound : Kidon
Hardware : Ebara
Character designers : Shochan, Tsukamichi


Sony PSP, PSP Vita (2012)
Sony PlayStation 3 (2012)

Game's ROM.