SNK Neo Geo MVS

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SNK Neo Geo Multi Video System
Katakana ネオジオ MVS
Manufacturer SNK
Year 1990
Media Cartridge
CPU 68000@12MHz, Z80A@4MHz
Resolution 15k
Wiring Standard MVS
Successor Hyper Neo Geo 64

The MVS (Multi Video System), as the Neo Geo was known to the coin-op industry, offered arcade operators the ability to put up to 6 different arcade titles into a single cabinet, a key economic consideration for operators with limited floorspace. With its games stored on self-contained cartridges, a game-cabinet could be exchanged for a different game-title by swapping the game's ROM-cartridge and cabinet artwork. Several popular franchise-series, including Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Metal Slug and Samurai Shodown, were released for the platform.[1]

Hardware[edit]

Available in 1 Slot, 2 Slot, 4 Slot and 6-slot variants. Some later games also came on dedicated boards.

Hardware Model # Of Slots Cart Orientation Harness Type On Board Memory Slot MV-IC Memory Board Support Joystick Ports Stereo Through Harness Stereo Through PCB Connector Stereo / Mono Switch Built In Headphone Jacks Headphone Connector Headphone Volume Control BIOS Image Manual
MV-1 1 H Jamma No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Socket Image Manual (Partial)
MV-1A 1 H Jamma No No No No No No No No No Socket Image Manual
MV-1AX 1 H Jamma No No No No No No No No No Soldered
MV-1B 1 H Jamma No No No No No No No No No Soldered Image Manual
MV-1C 1 V Jamma No No No No No No No No No Soldered Image Manual
MV-1F 1 H Jamma No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Socket Image Manual
MV-1FZ 1 H Jamma No No No No No No No No No Socket Image Manual
MV-1T 1 H Jamma No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Socket Image
MV-2F 2 V MVS Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Socket Image Manual
MV-4F 4 V MVS No Yes Yes Yes Yes* No No Yes Yes Socket Image Manual
MV-6F 6 V MVS No Yes Yes Yes Yes* No No Yes Yes Socket Image Manual

MVS Pinout[edit]

JAMMA Vs MVS pinout

JAMMA Compatibility[edit]

Neo Geo JAMMA board in a JAMMA cab = works fine

Neo Geo Stereo/Mono selectable board in a JAMMA cab = Works fine in Mono. Only one channel in Stereo

Neo Geo MVS wired board (stereo - multislot) = Works but only one channel of audio

JAMMA board in a Neo Geo JAMMA wired (mono) cab = works

JAMMA board in a Neo Geo MVS wired (stereo) cab = Fried audio amplifier chip after a minute or two.

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