NeoGeo Deck Room Amusement System (RAS) - BIOS

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EMU Infos
dumper Corrado Tomaselli
dump date 11/03/2009
emulator MAME 0.130u1
dev Corrado Tomaselli, Massimiliano Macrì
PCB Infos
name neogeo
description NeoGeo Deck Room Amusement System (RAS)
year 199x
manufacturer SNK


Technical references


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1x TC571024D sp1 dumped


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This is a very RARE game system developed by SNK for use in hotels.
It's basically a NeoGeo unit operated by coins with locked down joystick.
It is using MVS carts, not AES.
The BIOS has been provided by Massimiliano, a friendly and dedicated collector of NeoGeo stuff. Quoting from "The Video Game Bible, 1985-2002":

This machine is certainly an oddity. Only two are confirmed to exist, and a third is rumored, but the quality would hint at the fact that more must have been made. Apparently made by SNK themselves, each known version actually has a different arrangements of audio and video outputs. The machine is set to take coins and uses MVS (arcade) carts, but it is designed to be connected to a standard TV. Also, it takes standard AES (home) system joysticks.
This system has been nicknamed the "hotel system" by those trying to make a guess at its purpose, but nobody is sure as to its origin or purpose. Since it plays unmodified MVS carts on a standard TV and uses AES joysticks, this system is somewhat of a "missing link" in the NeoGeo world.


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