Game Hardware Weights

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ALL WEIGHTS ARE IN GRAMS (Note: Weights includes estimated shipping packaging!)

This document appears in its original form on the Japandeal website, and has has been replicated here with the blessing of our friends in Sweden.

Special thanks to Johan and Blomman from Japandeal, Krister P Svensson for the IGS info, and the original author Tomas Dahlgren (UncleTom).

SYSTEM/BOARD DETAILS WEIGHT
SEGA ST-V (Sega Titan Video)

15kHz, Jamma

Cart stv.gif
Similar to the home console SATURN, the Sega STV system is capable of managing both polygon, as well as 2D games. Region is JAP or US and is dependent on which BIOS is installed. Certain games need their appropriate BIOS to work. (For instance Sando-R / Treasure Hunt needs the JAP BIOS.)

The battery on the mainboard is for scorekeeping and system settings. To change cartridge/ game can be rather tricky at times. Make sure you support the mainboard from under when pressing downward on the cart. Otherwise the board will bend. A good idea is to mount one extra PCB-foot under the cartridge interface to keep the board steady. Also mind to pull out the plastic cartridge-retainer when removing a cartridge, or the cart. will not come lose. Carts that won't boot or start, or give an error message, try first to clean the cartridge connector by gently rubbing it with alcohol and soft cloth or cotton buds.

CARTRIDGE:

MOBO:

230g

1100g

NAOMI (& NAOMI2)

15 kHz / VGA 31 kHz JVS, Jamma (if used with the right I / O cards)

Cart naomi.gif
NAOMI is the Dreamcast of the arcade, but with more memory and better textures. When changing cartridge make sure that you remove it by grabbing the sides of the cartridge pulling upward. Also when inserting a cartridge mind not to force it. Always check for proper orientation when inserting the cartridge by looking at the mark at the top.

Games for NAOMI works with NAOMI2, but not the other way around!

CARTRIDGE:

MOBO WITH I/O & CABLING:
NAOMI MOBO:
NAOMI2 MOBO:
I/O + CABLING:
COMM BOARD:

440g

3200g
1700g
1800g
1000g
300g

NAOMI, NAOMI2 GD-ROMs

15 kHz / VGA 31 kHz JVS, Jamma (if used together with I / O cards)

Cart naomi gd.gif
The GD-ROM disc comes together with a security chip and sometimes an instruction book (in Japanese). Each game's security chip is unique and is used with its particular game. Don't mix them up!

The size of the GD-ROM box is exactly like a DVD film. To play the GD-ROM games on your NAOMI setup requires a correct BIOS installed, at least 'revision D' is required. Also you need the DIMM PCB and the proper cables to go with it.

Also here it's necessary to remember that NAOMI2 games do not work with NAOMI mainboard.

DISC & CHIP IN CASE:

M & I/O system CABLE:
GD-DRIVE only:
DIMM PCB:
CABLES:
CAPCOM CONV. + CABLE:

160g

?~3200g
1200g
700g
?~300g
980g

NEO-GEO

15kHz, Jamma (1 slot) MVS standard (2/4/6-slot)

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NEO-GEO is without doubt the most popular game system of all time. Cartridges are easily changeable and easy to clean. Regions are JAP, US and Europe and are controlled by the BIOS, and all games work with each BIOS. One exception is the game Rage of the Dragons which has a reboot issue with most 1-slot mainboards. This is a factory problem and doesn't exist on other mainboards than the 1-slot.

Sometimes cartridges can be tricky to boot. Always clean the cartridge connections before installing the cartridge in you mainboard. Use alcohol and a soft cloth or tops. Do not polish or scrub unless there's severe oxide.

Also it is important that you observe that 1-SLOT mainboard is JAMMA, - but the 2, 4, & 6-SLOT mainboards are NOT JAMMA! There are certain differences in the way sound is connected.

See www.hardmvs.com for more information.

CARTRIDGE:

CARTRIDGE (as "kits"):
MOBO SMALL MV1FZ:
MOBO SMALL:
MOBO MEDIUM (A):
MOBO MEDIUM (B):
MOBO MEDIUM LARGE PLASTIC:
MOBO LARGE METAL:
4-SLOT MOBO 'SMALL':
4-SLOT MOBO:
6-SLOT MOBO:

480g

650g
750g
750g
1100g
1600g
????g
????g
2600g
3000g
4700g

HYPER NEO GEO 64

15kHz, Jamma

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This very heavy system is not very practical to import from abroad. The computing power is less than the Sega STV, and there aren't many games to choose from.

The system board and cartridge are well embedded in metal casings which protects and shields them from being damaged, most probably due to ugly graphics. Buy at your own risk if available at all.

CARTRIDGE:

MOBO:

1600g

?~5300g

TAITO F3

15kHz, Jamma

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This system resembles Capcom's CPS-2 in both cartridge swapping and computing power. However it is easier and lighter to handle because it's smaller. Regions are controlled by the game itself, and additionally by connector notches set in a certain position on the mainboard designating the various regions. These little 'key notches' can easily be removed (carved away) and the language can be modified with an EPROM swap inside the cart. Our Japanese carts are all RED. This system stores its settings in EEPROM, (no battery)

IMPORTANT: The little potentiometer / adjuster is NOT for the sound volume! It controls the voltage on certain onboard ICs and should NOT be adjusted!

When changing game/ cart, mind to press the TEST button located on the PCB to boot up the game first time. (Like on the Konami GX when changing the cartridge).

Also see to it that the little fan *blowing air in between the mainboard and cart*, is functioning. Otherwise system can overheat. Mind to orientate the fan to blow air INTO the system.

CARTRIDGE:

MOBO:

990g

850g

CAPCOM - CPS-2

15kHz, Jamma

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With its well designed and well integrated look this system has some of the heaviest cartridges on the market. Games are many, fighting, shooting and puzzles, it's the strong man's neo-geo! The Japanese carts are green, and the regions are set.

The catch with this system is that the battery which is located in the cart is actually keeping the game alive. If it dies, your game dies. Of course it *can* be revived by Capcom, or if you decide to use the hacked ROMs from Razoola.

CARTRIDGE "B-Board":

MOBO "A-board":

1720g

1650g

MULTI SYSTEM & MISCELLANEOUS BOARD
ATOMISWAVE MOBO:

CARTRIDGE:

1490g

160g

CAPCOM CPS1 1?00 ~ 1900g
GIGA WING 1750g
CPS1.5 "Q-SOUND" 1?00 ~ 2800g
TENCHU ​O KARU 2 / WARRIORS OF FATE 2 2800g
CAPCOM CPS3 1890g
NAMCO SYSTEM 246 COMPLETE:

Game (CD + DONGLE + DRIVE):
I/O PCB + CABLES:

?g

?g
270g

SEGA MODEL 2 (SEGA RALLY), without metal cage: (Depends on how many ROMs that are on board, and if there is a "link-card" attached. Fully weighs 2800g, but mostly considering a version 2A CRX about 2500 g) 2950g
SEGA MODEL 3, but metal cage (Depends on how many ROMs that are on board, and if there is a "link-card" attached. Fully weighs 2900g, but mostly considering a version 2.0 about 2650g, a Virtua Fighter 3 weighs 2500g) 2650g (2400 without the link pcb)
KONAMI M2 SYSTEM - COMPLETE Mounted in a steel cabinet as a desktop PC with a CD drive. 5300g
KONAMI GX SYSTEM - COMPLETE It consists of system board and ROM board. 1090g
KONAMI SYSTEM 573 - COMPLETE It consists of system boards in box and CD-drive. 4900g
NINTENDO / (SETA HARDWARE) HARDWARE:

GAME CART:

690g

140g

SPI MOBO:

SPI CARTRIDGE:

590g

450g

KANEKO SUPER NOVA MOBO:

CARTRIDGE:

590g

290g

TAITO G-NET MOBO:

GAME "CARD":

910g

70g

IGS MOBO:

IGS CARTRIDGE:

760g

480g

JALECO MEGA SYSTEM 32 MOBO:

CARTRIDGE:

1050g

880g

TRI FORCE MOBO + DIMM: 4450g
TAITO TYPE X MAIN UNIT:

GAME HDD:

5800g

1200g

1943 2400g
AERO FIGHTERS 1050g
AJAX 840g
AVENGERS IN GALACTIC STORM 970g
BAL CUBE 540g
BATTLE BAKRAID 600g
BELLS & WHISTLES 600g
BLACK TIGER 1430g
BLADE MASTER 1430g
BLAZE ON 510g
BRAVE BLADE 690g
BOMB JACK 2350g
BUCKY O'HARE 710g
CADASH 790g
CAMUPS CROCKIS 1620g
CAPCOM CPS 1.5 "CPS Q-Sound" 2850g
CAPCOM CPS1 QUIZ '95 1750g
CARRIER AIR WING 1290g
CENTIPEDE (SMALLER BOARD) 680g
CRUDE BUSTER 1040g
CHANGE AIR BLADE 1180g
D. D. CREW 1240g
DAITORIDE / FORTRESS OF TILE III 680g
DANCING EYES 590g
DIET GO GO 590g
DJ BOY 630g
DONPACHI 590g
DODONPACHI 770g
DODONPACHI III 1590g
DREAM 9 590g
ESPGALUDA 350g
ESPGALUDA II 270g
ESP COATED 730g
EXERION 1180g
EXVANIA 560g
FIGHTERS HISTORY 720g
FIXEIGHT 560g
FLAME GUNNER (SONY-ROM ONLY) 310g
FLYING SHARK 1180g
GO GO MILE SMILE 750g
GALS PANIC 3 1050g
GAPLUS 980g
GOLD MEDALIST 1040g
GOLDEN AXE 2: RODA 1340g
GRADIUS IV (KONAMI HORNET) 6400g
GUN FORCE 1310g
GUSSUN OYOYO 850g
GUNPEY 340g
GUWANGE 390g
HEATED BARREL 740g
IBARA 270g
IN THE HUNT 1320g
JALECO MEGA SYSTEM 1780g
KETSUI 390g
KIKI KAIKAI (ORIGINAL) 710g
KONAMI GX-ROM 470g
LABYRINTH RUNNER 470g
LADY KILLER 680g
LODE RUNNER 'THE DIG FIGHT' 630g
MACROSS PLUS 990g
MAGIC SWORD (CPS1) 1170g
MAGICAL TETRIS MICKEY 580g
MAJOR TITLE 2 1380g
MEIKIYUJIMA 860g
MERCS (CPS1) 1570g
MIDNIGHT RESISTANCE 1040g
MOHJA 460g
MONKEY BALL + PANEL + BANANA 2150g
MOON PATROL 1680g
MR. DRILLER G 490g
MUSHIHIME 270g
MYSTIC RIDERS 1380g
NAMCO CLASSICS VOL.2 380g
NEBULAS RAY 950g
NEW ZEALAND STORY 560g
NINJA BASEBALL BATMAN 1390g
OUTFOXIES 980g
PINK SWEETS 270g
PLOTTING 290g
POITTO! 590g
PSYCHO-NICS OSCAR 850g
PURURUN 570g
PUYO PUYO 550g
PUYO PUYO II 270g
QUARTH 670g
QIX 1880g
R-TYPE 1790g
R-TYPE LEO 1390g
RABIO LEPUS 1280g
RAIDEN 2 710g
RAIDEN DX 610g
RAIDEN FIGHTERS 920g
RAIDEN FIGHTERS 2 (SMALL MOBO, CARTRIDGES 350g) 790g
RAINBOW ISLANDS 770g
RALLY BIKE 860g
RALLY X (Double Board) 1020g
RAY STORM 730g
RODLAND 1290g
ROHGA: ARMOUR FORCE 940g
SAINT DRAGON 1410g
SALAMANDER 2 1170g
SENTEI BEAT (Really CENTIPEDE) 650g
SEXY PARODIUS 1040g
SKULL FUNG 930g
SLAP SHOT 910g
SOLDAM 1270g
SPACE BOMBER 460g
SPACE INVADERS DX 710g
STAR TRINE 520g
STORM BLADE 1280g
STRATO FIGHTER 1540g
STREET SMART 1160g
STRIKERS 1945 II 410g
SUNSET RIDERS 640g
SUPER BISHI BASHI 760g
SUPER CONTRA 1420g
TANTO R 490g
TEKKEN 3 780g
TENCHU ​​O KARU 2 (CPS 1.5/QSOUND) 2840g
TETRIS PLUS 2 1810g
TOHGENKYOH 470g
TORA ENO MICHI 1490g
TROJAN 1570g
TRUXTON / TATSUJIN 850g
TRUXTON 2 / TATSUJIN OU 570g
TWIN COBRA 1360g
UO POKO 350g
V-V (GRINDSTORMER) 440g
VALKYRIE NO DENSETSU 1910g
VARTH ("CPS1.5" or "CPS Q-Sound") 1290g
VASARA 2 1040g
VOLIFIED 1040g
WOW 780g
XEVIOUS 3D 580g
ZERO TEAM 730g