Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Somethings you don't see everyday and also some work for Mon Ami...

Recently I have been cataloging and selling some boards I did not want to keep. One such board is VS. SLALOM by RARE and published by Nintendo.



It has a daughterboard that takes care of Audio and Video too. Neat.







Something else I came across was Coin Cascade LTD terms of trade...needless to say I don't blame consoles to be the demise of the arcade industry in New Zealand.


I have been testing a couple of the MVS motherboards I got recently. 2 boards tested with minor problems. A friend has offered to take them off me.

Here you can see a couple jailbar on the graphics..


Which is completely fixed when there is pressure on the board.



I suspect it might be a broken trace...something Womble from definitely is not interested in.


Here we see an unofficial MVS board. I really liked the volume dial though, so much easier than the official hardware. Also a capacitor is used to save settings which is an improvement over the battery design of the official hardware.



This one purred like a kitten once tested. Went quickly too when I advertised it.


This was the second motherboard with problems. This one has to do with the audio..possible Z80A error? RAM error?? Only my friend will know now.



I thought I had this game in my collection, but no I did not. I think the graphics are better done on this release than the blurry mess the sequels were...on 15KHz ofcause. Different story when things went 31KHz.



After the sales of my Hyper Neo Geo 64 Hardware and Cartridges, I have enough room to display the rest of the MVS carts I got in my collection. Too many to count to be honest.




My MERCS board was acting funny recently, the whole screen estate has shifted to the right cutting off a majority of the playing field. I tried it on different motherboards yielding the same results. So I took a closer look at the C Board..


Mon Ami immediately knew what must be done.


Friday, 7 July 2017

Somes Shocktroopers Artwork..





Sequels are never as good.

Tonight, on the advise of a friend, I cleaned up the Neo Geo stash of the operator.

The package was significantly less than last time.



But that does not mean it packs a punch!

The consignment contained more than 90 games (with a couple of repeated titles) and 10 motherboards which I will sell. There is definitely no shortage of titles I could bundle with the motherboards.

Lots of artwork to go with the games as well. I did receive a couple of Neo Print Carts which would be used as parts if the need arises.


Packed in the parcel was two ZN2 games: Street Fighter EX 2 and EX 2 Plus. As well as my first naked CPS2 game I guess is SF Alpha.




Oh and also a complete Street Fighter 2 Hyper board...my 7th one to date.


Never pack stuff like this folks, because you will see...



Dimples! On the bottom boxes. Luckily not too noticeable but take care of your packaging boys and girls.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Makaimura...arise!

After more than 30 years, like the zombies, comes alive! Both boards come alive. The first one needed some persuasion.




Unfortunately the board is not singing out with sound effects nor music...this is not looking good.

Lets try the second board shall we?




...and success. Another platformer to the pile!