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VLM5030 - Bare.jpg
Developer: Sanyo
Released: 1983-??-?? c.
Type: Chip

The VLM5030 is an audio chip designed and sold by Sanyo specifically designed to mimic human speech. It was utilized in video games from around 1983-1988.


The VLM5030 was used in about 20 arcade machines, almost all of which were manufactured by Konami, though a couple other companies used it as well.

Release Game
1983-??-?? Track & Field (ARC)
1984-??-?? Hyper Sports (ARC)
1984-??-?? Punch-Out!! (ARC)
1984-??-?? Road Fighters (ARC)
1984-??-?? Super Basketball (ARC)
1984-??-?? Super Punch-Out!! (ARC)
1985-??-?? Arm Wrestling (ARC)
1985-??-?? Galactic Warriors (ARC)
1985-??-?? Gradius (ARC)
1985-??-?? Konami RF2: Red Fighter (ARC)
1985-??-?? TwinBee (ARC)
1985-??-?? Wizz Quiz (ARC)
1985-??-?? Yie Ar Kung-Fu (ARC)
1986-??-?? Double Dribble (ARC)
1986-??-?? Jail Break (ARC)
1986-??-?? Life Force (ARC)
1986-??-?? Rock'n Rage (ARC)
1987-??-?? Hyper Crash (ARC)
1987-??-?? Reaktor (ARC)
1988-??-?? The Masters of Kin (ARC)

Picture Gallery


Emulation Status

The VLM5030 has been emulated by MAME.