Taito Type X²



The Taito Type X is an arcade system board released by Taito Corporation in 2004. Based on commodity PC hardware architecture, Type X is not a specification for a single set of hardware, but rather a modular platform supporting multiple hardware configurations with different levels of graphical capability. This flexibility allows game developers limited choice in selecting a configuration to fit the game's specific requirements, and allows the platform as a whole to more efficiently support gaming titles with vastly different computing needs. For example, the Type X+ and Type X2 models have upgrade graphics processing power, which could be put toward better game visuals, or outputting to higher-resolution (HDTV) displays. The Type X7 board is used primarily for pachinko machines in Japan. Taito Type X and X7 use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional as the recommended development platform. The Taito NESiCAxLive add-on allows arcade owners to use a digital distribution system to download games.


  • OS: Windows XP Embedded
  • CPU: Intel LGA 775 CPU. Supported CPUs include Celeron D 352, Pentium 4 651, Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Chipset: Intel Q965 + ICH8 (dg31pr +ich7)
  • Video output: 640×480 (VGA), 1280×720 (HDTV 720p), 1920×1080 (HDTV 1080p)
  • RAM: 667/800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Supported capacities 512 MB, 1 GB, 4 GB.
  • GPU: PCI Express ×16-based graphics. Supported GPUs include ATI Radeon (x1600Pro, x1300LE) or Nvidia GeForce (7900GS, 7600GS, 7300GS)
  • Sound: Onboard Realtek HD 7.1 channel Sound (supports add-in sound cards)
  • LAN: 1000BASE-T 10/100BASE-TX
  • I/O ports: 1 JVS, 4 USB 2.0, 1 serial (max 2), 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2, 2 SATA
  • Audio inputs: AKG C535EB Stage Microphone, line-in (Surround 7.1)
  • Audio outputs: 7.1, SPDI/FX
  • Expansion Slots: 1 PCI Express x16 (used by video card), 1 PCI Express x4, 2 PCI
  • Storage: SATA 3Gbit/s Hard Drives

Taito Type X2 Satellite Terminal is a variant of Taito Type X2, but supports networked multiplayer play.

Cabinet pics / Flyers

Game list

Supported games:

NESiCAxLive games running on Taito Type X2 Hardware:

Not yet supported:

  • Aquarian Age Alternative (2007)
  • Battle Gear 4 Tuned 2010 (2010)
  • Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! (2009)
  • Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! 2 (2010)
  • Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! Kyojinnohoshi (2011)
  • Cyber Diver (2009)
  • D1GP Arcade (2007)
  • Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX (2011)
  • Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road (2007)
  • Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road II Legends (2009)
  • Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road Victory (2010)
  • Elevator Action Death Parade (2009)
  • Gaia Attack 4 (2010)
  • Hopping Road (2009)
  • Hopping Road Kids (2010)
  • Legendary Block King (2012)
  • Lord of Vermilion (2008)
  • Lord of Vermilion II (2009)
  • Lord of Vermilion Re:2 (2011)
  • Monster Hunter Nikki Angrily Pooh Ghee Race (2013)
  • Music Gun Gun! (2009)
  • Music Gun Gun! 2 (2011)
  • Music Gun Gun!: Uta ga Ippai Cho Zokaban (2010)
  • Oppopo Booom (2009)
  • Panic Museum / Haunted Museum (2009)
  • Pretty Rhythm (2010)
  • Senor Nippon! (2009)
  • Shh...! Welcome to Frightfearland / Haunted Museum II (2010)
  • Sonic Blast Heroes (2011)
  • Sonic Blast Heroes Dash (2012)
  • Yuukyuu no Sharin: Eternal Wheel (2007)
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