Neo Geo MVS (Platform)

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The Neo Geo Multi Video System (MVS), released by SNK Corporation in 1990, is a ROM cartridge-based arcade system. It was unique for its time as it allowed up to six different cartridges to be loaded into a single cabinet. This feature was economically beneficial for operators with limited floorspace. The games were stored on self-contained cartridges, making it easy to switch games by swapping the cartridge and cabinet artwork. The MVS was successful during the 1990s due to its low cost, multiple cartridge slots, and compact size. Several popular video game series, such as Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Samurai Shodown, World Heroes, The King of Fighters, and Metal Slug, were released for the platform.



Release dates:
1991 (EU)
1990-4-26 (JP)
1991-8-22 (NA)
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PLATFORM TYPE:
Arcade
Introduction price:
649
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
Neo Geo Multi Video System
Operating SystemCPUMain CPU processor: Motorola 68000 @ 12MHz, CPU co-processor: Zilog Z80 @ 4MHz
MemoryStorageRemovable memory card: 68-pin, JEIDA V3 compla, cross-compatible with the AES
GraphicsSoundStereo up to 56KHz, 4 channels FM (4 operators + LFO) + 3 PSG + 1 noise + 7 4-bit ADPCM
Online serviceOutput
Supported Resolutions320x224Connectivity

Games released on Neo Geo MVS