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Adaptive differential pulse-code modulation (ADPCM) is a variant of differential pulse-code modulation (DPCM) that varies the size of the quantization step, to allow further reduction of the required data bandwidth for a given signal-to-noise ratio.
, formerly known as, was a Japanese video game production company throughout the 1980s and 90s.
A video game arcade cabinet, also known as a video arcade machine or video coin-op, is the housing within which a video arcade game's hardware resides.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
An arcade system board is a dedicated computer system created for the purpose of running video arcade games.
is a fighting video game trilogy that were released for the Neo Geo platform in the early 1990s.
In digital audio using pulse-code modulation (PCM), bit depth is the number of bits of information in each sample, and it directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample.
Bank switching is a technique used in computer design to increase the amount of usable memory beyond the amount directly addressable by the processor.
is a 2-player baseball sports arcade game released by SNK Corporation for the Neo Geo in 1990.
BIOS (an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS) is non-volatile firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup), and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.
In computer architecture, a bus (a contraction of the Latin omnibus) is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers.
is a Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating numerous multi-million selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and Dead Rising, as well as games based on the Disney animated properties.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.
A collectable (collectible or collector's item) is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector (not necessarily monetarily valuable or antique).
Composite video (one channel) is an analog video transmission (without audio) that carries standard definition video typically at 480i or 576i resolution.
A coprocessor is a computer processor used to supplement the functions of the primary processor (the CPU).
The, Capcom Play System or CPS is an arcade system board developed by Capcom that ran game software stored on removable ROM cartridges.
The or CPS-2 is an arcade system board that Capcom first used in 1993 for Super Street Fighter II.
A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.
The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.
An EPROM (rarely EROM), or erasable programmable read-only memory, is a type of memory chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off.
In computing, the expansion card, expansion board, adapter card or accessory card is a printed circuit board that can be inserted into an electrical connector, or expansion slot, on a computer motherboard, backplane or riser card to add functionality to a computer system via the expansion bus.
is a fighting game series developed by SNK for the Neo Geo system.
is a 1993 fighting game developed and published by SNK and originally released for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms.
is a 1991 head-to-head fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms.
A fighting game is a video game genre based around interpersonal combat between a limited amount of characters, in which they fight until they defeat their opponents or the timer expires.
In the history of computer and video games, the fourth generation (more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era) of games consoles began on October 30, 1987 with the Japanese release of NEC Home Electronics' PC Engine (known as the TurboGrafx-16 in North America).
Frequency modulation synthesis (or FM synthesis) is a form of sound synthesis where the timbre of a simple waveform (such as a square, triangle, or sawtooth) called the carrier, is changed by modulating its frequency with a modulator frequency that is also in the same or similar audio range, so that a more complex timbre results.
Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
GamePro was an American multiplatform video game magazine media company that published online and print content covering the video game industry, video game hardware and video game software.
GameTap was an online video game service established by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS).
, released as Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves on Dreamcast, is a 1999 fighting game produced by SNK, originally for the Neo Geo system.
This is a glossary of video game terms which lists the general terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles related to video games and its industry.
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.
High color graphics (variously spelled Highcolor, Hicolor, Hi-color, Hicolour, and Highcolour, and known as Thousands of colors on a Macintosh) is a method of storing image information in a computer's memory such that each pixel is represented by two bytes.
() is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
A home video game console, or simply home console, is a video game device that is primarily used for home gamers, as opposed to in arcades or some other commercial establishment.
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis.
The Hyper Neo Geo 64 is an arcade system created by SNK, and released in September 1997, as the successor of the Neo Geo MVS, within the Neo Geo family.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
An instruction set architecture (ISA) is an abstract model of a computer.
Instructions per second (IPS) is a measure of a computer's processor speed.
International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) is a Chinese-owned, American-based media, data and marketing services and venture capital organization.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
The JEIDA memory card standard was a popular memory card standard at the beginning of memory cards appearing on portable computers.
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
The kibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for quantities of digital information.
is a competitive fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home platform.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
The Neo Geo is a 24-bit cartridge-based arcade system board and home video game console developed and designed by SNK, both released in Japan first on April 26, 1990.
The following is a list of arcade system boards released by Sega.
In computer science, a lookup table is an array that replaces runtime computation with a simpler array indexing operation.
Low-frequency oscillation (LFO) is an electronic signal which is usually below 20 Hz and creates a rhythmic pulse or sweep.
The megabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information.
A memory card, flash card or memory cartridge is an electronic flash memory data storage device used for storing digital information.
is a series primarily of run and gun video games created by SNK.
is a run and gun video game developed by SNK.
A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.
The millimetre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI unit symbol mm) or millimeter (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a metre, which is the SI base unit of length.
The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor, which implements a 32-bit instruction set, with 32-bit registers and 32-bit internal data bus, but with a 16-bit data ALU and two 16-bit arithmetic ALUs and a 16-bit external data bus, designed and marketed by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector.
NAM-1975 is a 1990 war-themed action shooting game released by SNK.
Neo Geo is a family of video game hardware developed by SNK.
is the second home video game console of SNK Corporation's Neo Geo family, released in September 9, 1994, four years after its cartridge-based equivalent.
The Neo Geo X (NGX) is a handheld video game console manufactured by Tommo, licensed by SNK Playmore, and the latest console released as part of the company's Neo Geo brand.
Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).
A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major video game console developed by Nintendo.
Non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) is random-access memory that retains its information when power is turned off.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, released in Japan as, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up produced by SNK originally released as an arcade game in 1988.
In computer graphics, a palette is a finite set of colors.
In electronics, a pinout (sometimes written "pin-out") is a cross-reference between the contacts, or pins, of an electrical connector or electronic component, and their functions.
In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
PlayStation Network (PSN) is a digital media entertainment service provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
In computing and in embedded systems, a programmable interval timer (PIT) is a counter that generates an output signal when it reaches a programmed count.
A programmable sound generator, or PSG, is a sound chip that generates sound waves by synthesizing multiple basic waveforms, and often some kind of noise generator (all controlled by writing data to dedicated registers in the sound chip, hence the name) and combining and mixing these waveforms into a complex waveform, then shaping the amplitude envelope of the resulting waveform using attack, decay, sustain, and release time periods, so that the resulting waveform then mimics a certain kind of sound.
Progressive scanning (alternatively referred to as noninterlaced scanning) is a way of displaying, storing, or transmitting moving images in which all the lines of each frame are drawn in sequence.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage that stores data and machine code currently being used.
Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices.
Renting, also known as hiring or letting, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another.
The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.
A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing ROM designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous-time signal to a discrete-time signal.
Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) is a fighting game series by SNK.
, is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK's Samurai Shodown series.
Samurai Shodown V Special, also known as in Japan, is the ninth in SNK's Samurai Shodown/Samurai Spirits series of fighting games.
A saved game (also sometimes called a game save, savegame, savefile, save point, or simply save) is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a video game.
A scan line (also scanline) is one line, or row, in a raster scanning pattern, such as a line of video on a cathode ray tube (CRT) display of a television set or computer monitor.
In computer displays, filmmaking, television production, and other kinetic displays, scrolling is sliding text, images or video across a monitor or display, vertically or horizontally.
In the electronics industry, a second source is a company that is licensed to manufacture and sell components originally designed by another company (the first source).
is a Japanese video game hardware and software company, successor to the Shin Nihon Kikaku and current owner of the SNK video game brand and Neo Geo video game platform.
A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i.e. "chip") designed to produce sound.
In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional bitmap that is integrated into a larger scene.
Static random-access memory (static RAM or SRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that uses bistable latching circuitry (flip-flop) to store each bit.
The Taito B System is a 16-bit arcade system board released by Taito in 1988.
A texel, texture element, or texture pixel is the fundamental unit of a texture map, used in computer graphics.
Texture memory is a type of digital storage that makes texture data readily available to video rendering processors (also known as GPUs), typically 3D graphics hardware.
is a series of fighting games by SNK that began with The King of Fighters '94 in 1994.
The King of Fighters '94 (officially abbreviated KOF 94) is a fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo-based arcade system in, as the inaugural game in The King of Fighters series.
The King of Fighters '95 is a fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home console.
The King of Fighters '97 is a fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home console.
The King of Fighters '98 (given the subtitle Dream Match Never Ends in Japan and The Slugfest in the U.S., commonly abbreviated as KOF '98) is a fighting game released by SNK released for the Neo Geo arcade and home console.
The King of Fighters 2000 is a competitive fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms.
The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle (stylized as KOF '02) is a competitive fighting game produced by Eolith and Playmore for the Neo Geo.
The King of Fighters 2003 (commonly abbreviated KOF 2003) is a competitive fighting game produced by SNK Playmore for the Neo Geo arcade and home platforms in 2003.
A tile-based video game is a type of video or video game where the playing area consists of small square (or, much less often, rectangular, parallelogram, or hexagonal) graphic images referred to as tiles laid out in a grid.
Time Soldiers, known in Japan as, is a top-viewed run and gun video arcade game developed by Alpha Denshi, and published by SNK, while later distributed outside Japan by Romstar.
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy is a side scrolling arcade platform game developed by SNK for the Neo Geo in.
, commonly known as Toshiba, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
A video game console emulator is a type of emulator that allows a computing device to emulate a video game console's hardware and play its games on the emulating platform.
Video RAM, or VRAM, is a dual-ported variant of dynamic RAM (DRAM), which was once commonly used to store the framebuffer in graphics adapters.
, also abbreviated as VC, is a line of downloadable video games (mostly unaltered) for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U home gaming consoles and the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.
In signal processing, white noise is a random signal having equal intensity at different frequencies, giving it a constant power spectral density.
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
is a series of four fighting games created originally by ADK with assistance from SNK for the Neo Geo family of arcade and home consoles.
The is a home computer created by Sharp Corporation, first released in 1987, sold only in Japan.
Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is a digital video game download service available through the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft's digital distribution network for the Xbox 360.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.
YM2610, a.k.a. OPNB, is a fifteen-channel sound chip developed by Yamaha.
Zilog, Inc. is an American manufacturer of 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers.
The Z80 CPU is an 8-bit based microprocessor.
16-bit microcomputers are computers in which 16-bit microprocessors were the norm.
Notable 24-bit machines include the CDC 924 – a 24-bit version of the CDC 1604, CDC lower 3000 series, SDS 930 and SDS 940, the ICT 1900 series, and the Datacraft minicomputers/Harris H series.
32-bit microcomputers are computers in which 32-bit microprocessors are the norm.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, often called simply the 3DO, is a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company.
8-bit is also a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.