The driving genre of arcade games encompasses just about anything taking place in a vehicle that isn't strictly about racing – which usually means shooting, smashing, bumping, jumping and various combinations thereof. Plenty of driving games overlap with other genres, but if it has a steering wheel, gas pedal and/or shifter, we probably consider a driving game.
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These overlays (sometimes known as bezels) display art on top of the game you're playing. To use them, you need a PC or Raspberry Pi (or other compatible system) running some version of MAME and the associated game software, as well as a widescreen (16x9) monitor mounted vertically. To display the overlay while playing a game, download the artwork file for that game overlay (it must have the same filename as the game), place it in the Artwork folder within your MAME directory and launch the game. (For instance, the software for the game Magic Sword is called msword.zip, so it requires a file in the Artwork directory also called msword.zip.)

All overlays are 4K resolution (2160 x 3840), and listed dimensions are for the game screen, relative to a 4K vertical monitor. The actual game screen size will depend on the resolution of your monitor.


Most of the overlays include multiple presets that let you choose the size of the game screen, access a "dark" version designed to look more like a dark arcade, and sometimes other options. To choose a preset, press Tab while running the game to bring up the MAME menu, select Video Options, and select a preset from the list.

Some overlays include Curved presets designed with a curved screen port, to better simulate the look of a CRT monitor. These presets work best if you are using a geometry shader that adds a curved look to the game screen. For an optimal experience, you may need to adjust your shaders to match the curvature of the screen shape in the overlay. If you are not using a geometry shader, you are using a shader that adds a curved bezel, or if you prefer a rectangular screen port, choose a Straight preset where applicable.


Take the wheel as Officer Bob and apprehend speeders and scofflaws in this somewhat humorous top-down driving game from Atari. APB is more complex than it looks at first glance, requiring you to not only navigate city streets at high speeds but aim a reticle and hit your Siren button to issue tickets and pull over more dangerous suspects. Get too many demerits and you’ll be the one getting arrested. This cabinet is known for some… eclectic artwork, as well as its flashing marquee lights when you hit your siren, which we recreated in the MAME version of this overlay, along with two screen sizes. Now hit the streets, rookie, and let’s be careful out there.