Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association
|Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association|
|Founded||January 1981 (Japan Amusement Machinery Manufacturers Association)|
April 1, 2012 (Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association)
|Key people||Hideo Kojima, founder|
Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association is a Japanese trade association for amusement machine designers and distributors.
The Japan Amusement Machinery Manufacturers Association was formed in January 1981.
It was renamed Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association on April 1, 2012.
JAMMA arcade connector standard
During the early years of the arcade industry, most manufacturers used their own, unique, connections to connect components such as video, sound, controls, and power supplies, to the printed circuit boards (PCBs) of various arcade games.
In 1985, the Japan Amusement Machinery Manufacturers Association unveiled the JAMMA connection standard which aimed to set up a standard that let an arcade owner easily change a game into an arcade cabinet without having to manually rewire everything for each PCB.
By 1990, most arcade game manufacturers adopted the JAMMA standard.
JAMMA-compatible hardware owned by the WEC Museum
|Name||Year||Added to museum||Notes|
|JAMMA SuperGun||2017||August 18, 2017||Allowed JAMMA PCBs to be played on a television.|
|Nintendo to JAMMA adapter||2017||September 5, 2017||Allowed Nintendo PCBs to be played on JAMMA hardware.|