Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Fire It Up!

As I was researching arcade machines in general, I picked up a few bits and bobs in advance of getting the machine itself. There are no shortage of game pcbs out there to buy but given their cost I just wanted to get something that had me up and running and would show off the cab quickly until I ultimately connected a MAME PC.

Therefore I opted for an MVS 161 in 1 cart. Unlike other multigame pcbs, this is an actual cartridge so there is no emulation (as far as I know) with the majority of the games running with 100% accuracy. There are a couple of downsides to this cart though:
  • All the games are for the NeoGeo MVS system so all come from the one manfacturer 
  • An MVS motherboard is needed to connect to the Jamma harness in which the cartridge slots into
  • A good few of the 161 games are bootlegs/hacks
  • Lots of games are from the one series e.g. Metal Slug, Art of Fighting
Like a lot of my stuff I picked up the motherboard and cart from Jamma +. For those that are interested the motherboard is an MVS-1FZS.

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