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Encyclopedia > Midway Games
Midway Games
Type Public (NYSE: MWY)
Founded 1988 [1]
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, USA
Key people Matt Booty, Interim CEO, former Senior Vice President
Industry Interactive entertainment
Products Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter, NBA Jam, Rampage
Revenue US$150.1 million (2005)
Operating income -US$108.5 million (2005)
Net income -US$112.5 million (2005)
Employees 820 (2006)
Website http://www.midway.com

Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) (formerly Midway Manufacturing) is an American video game publisher. Midway's legacy includes landmark titles such as Ms. Pac-Man, Spy Hunter, Tron, Mortal Kombat, and NBA Jam. It was listed as the #19 video game publisher in September 2005 and the #20 in September 2006 by the magazine Game Developer.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1800x500, 24 KB) Summary Midway Games logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Pac-Man is one of the most recognizable video games ever created. ... For other uses, see Mortal Kombat. ... For other uses, see Spy Hunter (disambiguation). ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... Rampage is a 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ms. ... For other uses, see Spy Hunter (disambiguation). ... Tron was a 1982 arcade game created by Bally Midway based on the movie Tron, which was also released in 1982. ... Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway, released in arcades in 1992. ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... A game developer is a person or business involved in game development, the process of designing and creating games. ...


Sumner Redstone, the head of Viacom/CBS Corporation, is a large investor in the company; he owned 88% of Midway at the end of 2005 while Williams Street (a division of Time Warner Inc.) holds the remaining 12% of the company.[verification needed] Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts) is majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Williams Street (formerly known as Ghost Planet Industries after Space Ghosts home base) is a division of Cartoon Network, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting, an operational unit of Time Warner. ... Time Warner Inc. ...

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History

One of Midway's past logos.

Midway Manufacturing Company began in 1958 as an independent manufacturer of amusement equipment. It was purchased by Bally in 1969. After some years making mechanical arcade games such as puck bowling and simulated western shoot-out, Midway became in 1973 an early American maker of arcade video games. Throughout the 1970s, Midway was very close to Japanese video game developer Taito, with both companies regularly licensing their games to each other for distribution in their respective country. Midway entered the consumer market in 1977 by releasing the Bally Home Library Computer; the only home system to ever be developed by Midway. Image File history File links Midway_Manufacturing. ... Jan. ... Bally Technologies logo Bally (with its distinctive Rolling Ball logo) Bally Technologies, Inc. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article is about computer and video games. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Taito Corporation (タイトー株式会社, taitou kabushikigaisha) TYO: 9646 is a Japanese developer of video game software and arcade hardware. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Bally Astrocade The Astrocade is an early video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, the videogame division of Bally. ...


Midway's real breakthrough success came in 1978, with the licensing and distribution of the seminal arcade game Space Invaders in America. This was followed by the hit U.S. version of Namco's Pac-Man (1980). Ms. Pac-Man followed in 1981. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Space Invaders ) is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. ... This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Ms. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1981, Bally merged its pinball division with Midway to form the Bally/Midway Manufacturing division. Three games released that year: Solar Fox, Lazarian and Satan's Hollow were the first to feature the Bally/Midway brand. From the late 1970s through the late 1980s, Midway was the leading producer of arcade video games in the US. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the arcade game. ...

The famous Bally Midway logo. In use from 1981-1990.

The Bally/Midway division of Bally was purchased in 1988 by the arcade and pinball game company Williams Electronics Games through its holding company WMS Industries Inc. The acquisition by WMS marked the end of the original Midway, although WMS retained the majority of Midway's R & D employees. Midway moved its headquarters from Franklin Park, Illinois to Williams's headquarters in Chicago, and WMS established in 1988 the new (and current) Midway company as a Delaware corporation. WMS obtained the right from Bally to use the "Bally" brand for its pinball games since Bally had completely left the arcade/pinball industry to concentrate on casinos and slot machines. Image File history File links Bally_Midway. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Williams is a long-standing electronic gaming and amusement company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or, more often, R&D), according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, refers to creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the U.S. state of Delaware. ...


Under WMS ownership, Midway initially continued to produce arcade games under the Bally/Midway label while producing pinball tables under the "Bally" brand. In 1991, however, Midway absorbed Williams' video game division and started making arcade games under its own name again, without the "Bally" part (pinball tables would continue to be produced under the "Bally" brand until Midway discontinued this part of the business in 1999). Much later, in 1996, WMS also purchased Time-Warner Interactive, which included Atari Games, part of the former giant Atari Inc. 1996 is also when Midway changed its original corporate name Midway Manufacturing to Midway Games Inc. due to its entrance in the home console market. The original arcade division of the company became Midway Amusement Games and the newly created home division was known as Midway Home Entertainment. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Atari Games was an American producer of arcade games, and originally part of Atari Inc. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... Game console redirects here. ...


In 1998, Midway was sold by WMS to its shareholders, making Midway an independent entity for the first time in almost 30 years. Midway kept Atari Games as a wholly owned subsidiary as part of this spinoff. Despite the split off, Midway retained some of the WMS executive staff and used common facilities with WMS for a couple more years. Although Midway no longer belongs to WMS, no longer uses any facilities of WMS and has terminated all material agreements with WMS, Midway to this day shares one director with its former parent company. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ...


In late 1999, Midway left the pinball industry in order to concentrate on videogames. In January 2000, Midway changed the name of its "Atari Games" subsdiary to Midway Games West in order to avoid confusion with the other Atari company, then owned by Hasbro Interactive. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... Hasbro Interactive was a video game production and publishing subsidiary of Hasbro, the game and toy giant. ...


Midway has fallen on hard times since the 2000s. On June 2001, the company shut down its arcade division due to financial losses. In February 2003, Midway closed Midway Games West, putting an end to what was left of the original Atari. In October 2003 Midway said it expected to see $100 million in losses in 2003, on sales of about $100 million. This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... June 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December June 1 - Royal Family of Nepal massacred. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atari Games was an American producer of arcade games, and originally part of Atari Inc. ...


In 2004 Midway began a purchasing spree of independent video game development studios which "strengthens our internal product development team and reinforces our ability to make high quality games" (From Midway's May 2005 Quarterly Report). In April of 2004 Midway acquired Surreal Software of Seattle, Washington. In October of 2004 they acquired Inevitable Entertainment of Austin, Texas (now known as Midway Austin). In December of 2004 they acquired Paradox Development of Moorpark, California. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Surreal Software was an independent game development company started in 1995 by: Stuart Denman - Technical Director Alan Patmore - Project Director Nick Radovich - Business Operations Mike Nichols - Art Director They are located in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The company was acquired in April of 2004 by Midway Games. ... Midway Studios Austin was formerly Inevitable Entertainment before its aquisition by Midway Games in 2004. ...


On August 4, 2005 Midway acquired the privately held Australian-based developer Ratbag Games. The Studio was renamed Midway Studios-Australia. Four months later, on December 13th, Midway announced to its employees there that it was shutting the studio down, leaving its employees based at that studio without a job. Two days later on the 15th, the studio was closed and their Adelaide premises emptied. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ratbag Games Pty Ltd was an Australian developer of computer games such as Powerslide, The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee and World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars 2002. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ...


As of 2007, Midway Games is currently in a legal battle with Mindshadow Entertainment for the Psi-Ops video game rights. According to Loredana Nesci and Steven Lowe, attorneys for Mindshadow, Midway Games copied the Psi-Ops story from a screenplay written and owned by their client. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see U.S. Army Psychological operations Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is a video game developed by Midway Games for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows PC platforms. ...


Recently Midway CEO David Zucker has revealed his company plans to open a new casual games portal. Zucker said that the successes of internally-developed massmarket DS and Wii games Touch Master and Game Party had inspired the company by "returning to its roots" - the Midway brand first rose to prominence in the arcade era. The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


On March 6th 2007 Midway reported its 2007 full year and Q4 financials, reporting revenues down just under $10m to $157.2m for 2007 and with losses growing to $97.4m, up from $77.8m year on year. The firm announced that it had enterted into a new $90m credit agreement with National Amusements, terminating its $30 credit facility with Wells Fargo. However, CEO David Zucker remained upbeat, saying the introduction of PS3 exclusive Unreal Tournament 3, and the company's growing success in massmarket games, were setting it up for a "significant 2008".[3] On March 21, 2008, David Zucker resigned as CEO. He was the third executive to resign in three months from the company. Succeeding Zucker is Senior Vice President Matt Booty on an interim base ([1] Chicago Tribune) National Amusements, Inc. ...


List of Midway's Subsidiaries

Divisions

  • Midway Amusement Games : This was the original arcade division of the company (founded as Midway Manufacturing Company), and is now an honorary entity which maintains Midway's former arcade games. The Midway, Bally/Midway, and Williams arcade game library are now copyrighted as "Midway Amusement Games, L.L.C.". Midway Amusement Games is located in Chicago just across the street from Midway's main offices.
  • Midway Home Entertainment: Based in San Diego, California, Midway Home Entertainment publishes and markets all video games made for home consoles and operates with a good degree of independence from its Chicago parent. Midway Home Entertainment is also largely in charge of the relationship between Midway and the console manufacturers of its games (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo). The division originally started in 1986 as a popular Texas video game publisher called Tradewest. The latter company was acquired by WMS Industries in 1994, and was renamed Williams Entertainment, Inc. which in turn became Midway Home Entertainment in 1996. It was Midway Home Entertainment who enabled Midway to enter the video game console market for the very first time and, back then, all console video games were developed by Midway Home Entertainment while all arcade games were by the Chicago studio. For a number of years, Midway Home Entertainment operated in both Corsicana (Tradewest's original site) and San Diego until 2002 when the Corsicana location was shut down.
  • Midway Technical/Customer Support: Midway's customer service department. Handles customers inquiries either through the internet or over the phone. The division is located in San Diego but not in the same building as Midway Home Entertainment.
  • Midway Games Ltd: Midway's European branch situated in London, England . The tasks of Midway Games Ltd. can be easily compared to those of Midway Home Entertainment in North America. The division Midway Games Ltd. should not be confused with Midway Games Inc. which is the official name of the whole Midway entity.
  • Midway Germany GmbH: Based in Munich, Germany, Midway Germany GmbH publishes, distributes and sells all Midway video games in Germany. Midway Germany GmbH was inaugurated on February 2005 by Midway Games Ltd of London.
  • Midway Games SAS: Midway's French division located in Paris, France. Midway Games SAS does the equivalent in France of what Midway Germany GmbH does in Germany.

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Studios

  • Midway Studios - Chicago: Midway's original studio that developed all of its arcade video games. However, the studio now focuses solely on titles for home consoles. Midway Studios - Chicago remains one of Midway's major studios, having developed Blitz: The League for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and Stranglehold for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The studio is housed with Midway's main corporate offices.
  • Midway Studios - San Diego: Located in the building of Midway Home Entertainment, this was the first studio to develop video games by Midway for home consoles. The studio was rumored to have been shut when Midway closed Ratbag. Midway Studios - San Diego is well alive and has been handed the task of completing the game Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War which was started by Stainless Steel Studios and have also developed, in the past, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows.
  • Midway Studios - Austin Inc.: Formerly Inevitable Entertainment which was acquired in 2004 by Midway. Responsible for developing Area 51 (2005 first-person shooter) and its 2007 sequel BlackSite: Area 51.
  • Midway Studios - Los Angeles Inc.: Formerly Paradox Development, acquired in 2004 by Midway. Despite its name, the studio is actually located in Moorpark, California. The studio has developed Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. This Studio was featured in Rampage: Total Destruction
  • Surreal Software: From Seattle, Washington, this is the only studio that has kept its original name following its acquisition by Midway in 2004. Surreal Software has been credited for developing The Suffering: Ties That Bind.
  • Midway Studios - Newcastle: Midway's only studio to be located outside the U.S, which actually operates from Gateshead, just south of Newcastle, England. The studio was originally named Pitbull Syndicate before being acquired by Midway in October 2005. Immediately prior to that, Pitbull had finished work on the titles L.A. Rush and Rush for the company.

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List of arcade games developed or licensed by Midway (selection)

Video games

  • ¹ Originally developed by Williams.
  • ² Originally developed by Atari Games.
  • ³ Originally owned by Rareware.
  • [4] Co-Owned by Nintendo.
  • [5] Owned by Namco.

Arch Rivals is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1989. ... Area 51 is a light gun arcade game issued by Atari Games in 1995. ... Baby Pac-Man is an arcade pinball/video game hybrid made by Bally Midway in 1982. ... Blaster (J:ブラスター) is an arcade game developed by Eugene Jarvis and released by Williams in 1983. ... Bubbles is a arcade game from 1982 by Williams Electronics. ... The CarnEvil logo. ... Cruisn Exotica is the 1999 sequel to the 1996 arcade racer Cruisn World. ... Cruisn USA is racing game released in 1994 at the arcades developed by Midway Games and Nintendo. ... Cruisn World is the 1996 sequel to the 1994 arcade racer Cruisn USA. As the title implies, Cruisn World allows players to race on various tracks around the world. ... Defender is a horizontally-scrolling shoot em up arcade game created by Williams Electronics in 1980. ... This article is about the 1980s Stargate video game. ... Discs of Tron is the second arcade game based on 1982 Disney movie Tron. ... Domino Man is a 1983 arcade videogame released by Bally Midway. ... Gauntlet is a 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. ... Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Joust is a classic arcade game by Williams Electronics that was produced in 1982. ... Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest is a classic arcade game by Williams Electronics that was produced in 1986. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Jr. ... For the FOX television series, see Killer Instinct (TV series) For the reference to the human behaviour, see Killer Instinct (human behaviour). ... Killer Instinct 2 (commonly abbreviated KI2) is a 1996 arcade-only fighting game developed by Rare Ltd. ... Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway, released in arcades in 1992. ... Mortal Kombat II (also referred to as MKII or Mortal Kombat 2) is an arcade game and the second title in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Mortal Kombat 3 (also known as MK3) is the third game in the Mortal Kombat series, released in arcades in 1995. ... Mortal Kombat 4 (1997) was the last game in the Mortal Kombat series to have an arcade version. ... Ms. ... Tagline: Dont Do Drugs NARC is a 1988 arcade game designed by Eugene Jarvis for Williams Electronics. ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... NBA Jam Tournament Edition (commonly referred to as NBA Jam T.E.) is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1994 as a sequel to the hit game NBA Jam. ... NBA Hangtime is a basketball game for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Sega Genesis, Super NES, arcade and Windows. ... // NBA Maximum Hangtime is the successor the NBA Hangtime, which was the updated version of the arcade hit NBA Jam. ... NFL Blitz was a football game series based on the NFL by Midway until 2005 when the NFL signed an exclusive licensing deal with EA Sports. ... 2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge is an ice hockey arcade game released by Midway in 1995. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Pigskin 621 A.D. is a coin operated video arcade game released in 1990 by Bally Midway. ... Primal Rage is a versus fighting game developed and published by Atari Games. ... For other uses, see U.S. Army Psychological operations Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is a video game developed by Midway Games for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows PC platforms. ... Professor Pac-Man is an arcade game produced by Bally Midway in 1983. ... Rampage is a 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway. ... Rampage World Tour is a video game. ... Revolution X is an arcade light gun game released in 1994 by Midway featuring the band Aerosmith. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Robotron: 2084 (often simply called Robotron) is an arcade game created in 1982 by the company Vid Kidz (Eugene Jarvis and Larry Demar) for Williams Electronics. ... Tapper is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. ... San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (also known as San Francisco Rush and Rush) is an arcade racing game set in San Francisco, California. ... San Francisco Rush 2049 (also known as Rush 2049 and Rush 3) is the third racing game in the San Francisco Rush trilogy. ... Smash TV is a 1990 arcade game created by Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell for Williams. ... Space Encounters is a 1978 TV Special hosted by the Carpenters. ... For other uses, see Spy Hunter (disambiguation). ... Spy Hunter II is an arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1987 as a sequel to Spy Hunter. ... Created by Eugene Jarvis, Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. ... Strike Force is an arcade game that was released by Midway in 1991. ... Tapper is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... Tron was a 1982 arcade game created by Bally Midway based on the movie Tron, which was also released in 1982. ... Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series, released in arcades in 1995. ... UT3 redirects here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion because: dictionary definition If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Screenshot of the Playstation version of War Gods. ... Gameplay screenshot from the C64 Wizard Of Wor is an arcade game from 1980, developed by Midway, and later ported to the Commodore 64 as well as the Atari 2600. ... Xenophobe is a 1987 arcade game published by Bally Midway. ...

Pinball (under the Bally brand)

10 Pin Deluxe is a 1984 arcade game by Bally Midway. ... This article is about the year. ... The Addams Family is the best selling pinball machine of all time, having sold 20,270 units. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Attack From Mars is a 1995 pinball game designed by Brian Eddy, and released by Midway (under the Bally label). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Black Rose is a contemporary BDSM organization based in Washington, DC. It is a social group that hosts, among other things, educational classes revolving around BDSM activities, issues, and safety. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Cirqus Voltaire is a 1997 pinball game, designed by John Popadiuk and released by Midway Games (under the Bally label). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Corvette is a pinball machine produced by Midway (released under the Bally name). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Creature from the Black Lagoon is a pinball machine designed by John Trudeau (Dr. Flash) and released by Midway (under the Bally brand name). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Doctor Who is a pinball machine produced by Midway (under the Bally brand name) released in September 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Judge Dredd is a pinball machine produced by Midway (released under the Bally name). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Popeye Saves The Earth is a 1994 widebody pinball game produced by Midway (released under the Bally name). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Shadow is a 1994 pinball game designed by Brian Eddy and released by Midway (under the Bally label). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine produced by Midway (under the Bally brand name). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Twilight Zone (often abbreviated TZ) is a 1993 widebody pinball game, designed by Pat Lawlor and released by Midway (under the Bally label). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...

List of console games developed or licensed by Midway (selection)

The Ant Bully is a video game based on the animated movie of the same title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is a PlayStation 2 game based on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force cartoon series. ... Cruisn (tentative title) is a 1997 Bill Cosby release for the Wii console. ... Doom 64 is a video game for the Nintendo 64 released by Midway Games in 1997. ... Freaky Flyers is a video game developed by Midway Games. ... seven games in this exclusive Wii party game from Midway. ... Hour of Victory is a World War II-based first-person shooter released for Xbox 360 on June 25, 2007. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is a fighting game based on the television series of the same name. ... L.A. Rush is a video game to be released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. ... MLB Slugfest is a series of baseball games developed by Gratuitous Games and released by Midway Games for major console systems such as Playstation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. ... Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance is a video game developed and produced by Midway. ... Mortal Kombat: Deception is the latest game in the controversial and bloody Mortal Kombat video game series by Midway. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... NHL Hitz 20-03 is a hockey video game developed by Midway Sports Home Entertainment Inc. ... NHL Hitz Pro is an ice hockey video game by Midway Games. ... Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is a game developed by Midway Games. ... Ready 2 Rumble is a boxing game for the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo 64 in 1999 by Midway. ... RedCard 20-03 is a video game of the sports genre released in 2002 by Point of View. ... For the professional wrestler known as Roadkill, see Michael Depoli, for the movie marketed as Roadkill in the UK and Australia, see Joy Ride, for the Supernatural TV series episode, see Roadkill (Supernatural). ... Stranglehold (or John Woo Presents Stranglehold) is a third-person shooter developed by Midway Games (Chicago studio), for Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. ... The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LotRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth during the time of The Lord of the Rings. ... The Suffering is a video game developed by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC. A sequel, called The Suffering: Ties That Bind, was released in September 2005. ... The Wheelman is a game being developed and to be published by Midway Games. ... Transformers is a PlayStation 2 video game based on the Transformers: Armada animated series. ... Twisted Edge Snowboarding is a snowboarding game for the Nintendo 64 released in 1998. ...

Arcade system boards

Some of Midway's arcade system boards: An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ...

  • Astrocade
  • MCR
  • MCR II
  • MCR III
  • MCR-68
  • Y-Unit (1991-1992)
  • T-Unit (1993)
  • X-Unit (1994; used only in Revolution X)
  • Wolf Unit (1994-1996)
  • V-Unit (1995-1996)
  • Zeus
  • Zeus II
  • Seattle
  • Vegas

References

  1. ^ Midway in its current form was incorporated in 1988 in Delaware by WMS Industries. Midway Games Inc. considers 1988 as its official founding year.
  2. ^ Game Developer's Top 20 Publishers, 2006 from Gamasutra
  3. ^ MCV Reports Midway Financials
  4. ^ Original made by Atari

Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Williams is a long-standing electronic gaming and amusement company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Founded in 1997, Gamasutra is a web site for those interested in video games including video game developers. ...

External links

MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ...

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