MVS hardware

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MVS stands for Multi Video System, the original NeoGeo arcade hardware.


  • JAMMA board edge connection.
  • Some have onboard memory card slots, some are external, and some don't have any.
  • Integrated calendar chip and battery-backed RAM.
  • System ROM has game setup menu, hardware test and book keeping functionalities.
  • RGB video output, mono or stereo audio with power amp.
  • Coin I/O.
  • Credits and game marquee displays.
  • Bit 7 of REG_STATUS_B is set.

See MVS board types for details on each board.