Other Systems

SNK

Neo-Geo MVS

Neo-Geo MVS

Officially released in 1991, the Neo Geo MVS (Multi Video System) was an arcade system that allowed arcade owners to place up to six games in one cabinet. Unlike other arcade systems of its day, the Neo-Geo MVS had a home console equivalent, the AES (Advanced Entertainment System). The arcade and home systems played many of the same games, used essentially the same hardware, and allowed for saves to be transported from the arcade to the home.

The AES system is notable for offering high-quality arcade favorites like Metal Slug and King of Monsters, that competing home systems (e.g. Genesis and SNES) simply could not reproduce. But, to keep arcade owners from purchasing the (then) cheaper AES versions of the same games, the MVS and AES utilize different sized cartidges. As such, MVS games now sell for a fraction of the cost of the AES games.

Not released to the public, this CMVS (consolized MVS) utilizes an MV-1F board. The MV-1F includes a socketed bios chip (for easy upgrade to UniBIOS), controller ports, and stereo audio.

Games:

  • Metal Slug
    Real Bout: Fatal Fury Special

Vectrex

Vectrex

Vectrex

Officially released in November of 1982, the Vectrex is a vector display-based, second-generation, video game system. Unlike other systems of its day, the Vectrex has a built-in monochromatic screen that uses color overlays to display static graphics.

The system is notable for offering high-quality reproductions of arcade favorites like Space Wars and Armor Attack, that competing systems (e.g. Atari 2600) simply could not reproduce. It included one built-in controller that attached below the monitor, covering the port for a second controller.

Originally released for $199, the system featured a built-in version of Minestorm, an Asteroids-like clone. The model housed in the DREAM collection was generously donated by its original owner.

Games:

  • Minestorm
    Pole Position
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Technical Specifications

Specifications
Console CPU Resolution Colors RAM ROM Type ROM Capacity Output Backwards Compatibility
Source: Wikipedia
Neo-Geo MVS Motorola 68000 @ 12MHz 320x224 4096/65536 84KB cartridge N/A N/A N/A
Vectrex Motorola MC68A09 @ 1.76MHz 330x410 1/1 1KB cartridge 8KB N/A N/A