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Sega Titan Video

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Fast facts on Sega Titan Video
Manufacturer: Sega
Variants: Sega Saturn
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1994-03 ¥?  ?
Arcade
World
1995  ?


ST-V (Sega Titan Video) is an arcade system board released by Sega, in 1994 for Japan and 1995 worldwide. Departing from their usual process of building custom arcade hardware, Sega's ST-V is essentially identical to the Sega Saturn home console system. The only difference is the media; ST-V used ROM cartridges instead of CD-ROM discs to store games, with the exception of Sports Fishing 2. Being derived from the Saturn hardware, the ST-V was presumably named after the moon Titan, a satellite of Saturn.

The majority of ST-V titles were released only in Japan, but a notable exception was the port of Dynamite Deka, which became Die Hard Arcade. Games released for the ST-V include the arcade versions of Virtua Fighter Remix, Radiant Silvergun, Golden Axe: The Duel, and Final Fight Revenge. The shared hardware between Saturn and ST-V allowed for very "pure" ports for the Saturn console.

Technical specifications

See Sega Saturn Technical Specifications for full specifications
  • Main CPU: 2x Hitachi SH-2 @ 28.6 MHz in a master/slave configuration
  • Custom Saturn Control Unit (SCU): Fixed-point math coprocessor
  • VDP1 32-bit video display processor - handles sprite and polygon drawing. Dual 256 KB framebuffers for rotate and scale effects. Texture mapping, Gouraud shading. 512KB texture RAM
  • VDP2 32-bit background and scroll plane video display processor - transparency effects, shadowing, 5 simultaneous scrolling backgrounds and 2 simultaneous rotating playfields
  • Sound CPU: Motorola 68000 @ 11.45 MHz
  • Sound chip: Yamaha YMF292-F SCSP @ 11.3 MHz
  • Main RAM: 2MB
  • VRAM: 1.54MB
  • Audio RAM: 512K

List of games

Distributed by Sega

Note: there are a number of games, game dates, and company information omitted from this list because they are undiscovered/undumped/etc. A game with a year without a company means Sega. New games seem to be discovered with every new MAME release, so this list is not guaranteed to be up to date.

Distributed by Capcom

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video, US
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