|| Corrado Tomaselli
|| MAME 0.130u1
|| Corrado Tomaselli, Massimiliano Macrì
|| NeoGeo Deck Room Amusement System (RAS)
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.
assembled PCB component side 1
assembled PCB component side 2