Namco System N2

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The Namco System N2 arcade platform runs on an nForce2-based motherboard that NVIDIA developed. It is based on a NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, using the OpenGL API.

Both Namco System N2 and Namco System ES1 use the Linux operating system that is based on Debian.

The Namco System ES2 PLUS and Namco System ES3 run Windows Embedded 7 as their operating system. It runs in an arcade game cabinet designed by Bandai Namco Games.

The Namco System BNA1 is a relatively new arcade board that runs Windows 10 IoT. A less powerful version of System BNA1, known as System BNA1 LITE has also been created for less demanding games.


Because the N2, ES1(A2), ES2 Plus and ES3 are based on PC architecture, development for it and porting from it is relatively easy and inexpensive.


Namco System N2[edit]

  • Motherboard: MSI K7N2GM-IL (NVIDIA nForce2 Chipset, Custom BIOS) (Japan/Asia) / ASUS M2N-MX (Export, Standard BIOS)
  • CPU: AMD K7 Mobile Athlon XP 2800+ at 2.13GHz (Socket A/462) [1] (Japan/Asia) / AMD Athlon 64 3500+ at 2.2GHz (Socket 939) [2] (Export)
  • RAM: 1×1GB / 2×1GB DDR 400 MHz 3200 MB/s
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 4 Series / GeForce 7600 GS AGP with 256/512MB GDDR2 memory (GeForce 7800 GS AGP for some japan region maximum tune N2s)
  • Output: 1 DVI port, 1 VGA port, 1 S-Video port
  • Storage: Seagate 80GB (Japan/Asia) / WD 80GB PATA IDE HDD (Export)
  • Operating System: Linux 32-bit (Debian 2.6 based)
  • Sound: stereo RCA output from front panel audio with external AMP PCB (Audio duplicated to rear speakers by amp)
  • Protection: HASP HL Max/RTC USB dongle (v0.06)

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Namco System ES1[edit]


Namco System ES2 PLUS[edit]

Namco System ES3[edit]


Namco System ES4[edit]

Namco System BNA1[edit]

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 at 3.2Ghz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Output: 1 Dual-Link DVI-I port, 1 DisplayPort 1.2 port, 1 HDMI 2.0b port
  • Storage: innodisk 3ME4 SATA SSD 256 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
  • Sound: Integrated HD Audio
  • Protection: Thales Group Sentinel HL Max USB dongle, Windows BitLocker

List of System N2 games[edit]

List of System ES1 games[edit]

List of System ES1(A2) games[edit]

List of System ES2 Plus games[edit]

List of System ES3 games[edit]

List of System ES4 games[edit]

List of System BNA1 games[edit]

List of System BNA1 LITE games[edit]

Similar Hardware[edit]

The Sega Lindbergh, Taito's Taito Type X and Taito Type X+ operate in a similar way to the N2 platform, except that they use other operating systems.


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  3. ^ "System N2 Exposed". 5 August 2016.
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  5. ^ "(OFFLINE) Board Offline".
  6. ^ "Researching protection and recovering Namco System ES1 arcades". 28 June 2018.
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  8. ^ "System ES4 Picture posted online by TeknoGods with PBX at the bottom standing for Point Blank X (archive link 7/7/2020)". Archived from the original on 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.