New arrivals 10/07/14

Namco Tekken 4 & System 246

Slightly beat up but nicely boxed System 246/Tekken 4 kit.

New arrivals 07/07/14

Moudya「モウディヤ」

A coin drop type of puzzle game from Etona. Released in 1995 and the only arcade game ever published by Etona.

Moudya PCB Moudya marquee

Arcana Heart 2「アルカナハート2」

A 2D douijin style fighting game with an all female roster from Examu. Released in 2008 for the ex-BOARD system.

Arcana Heart 2 cartridge Arcana Heart 2 marquee

Puchi Carat「プチカラット」

A ball and paddle game (much like Arkanoid but with a different theme). Released for Taito’s F3 system in 1997.

Puchi Carat

Space Invaders Anniversary「スペースインベーダー アニバーサリー」

Released for the 25th anniversary of the Space Invaders game in 2003 for the G-Net system. The game contains several different versions of Space Invaders released throughout the years.

Space Invaders Anniversary

Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection marquee (Naomi style)

Tekken 5 DR marquee

Otenami Haiken「おてなみ拝見」

A collection of mini games released for Taito’s G-Net by Success in 1999.

Otenami Haiken cartridge Otenami Haiken marquee

Namco Tekken 4 (2001)

Tekken 4 (鉄拳4) was released for arcade on August 2001 on the Namco System 246 platform.

Tekken 4 splash image

I got hold of a Tekken 4/System 246 setup in the U.S. earlier this week and was of course eager to fire it up as soon as I got home. The setup was, according to Bryan at I Need A Game, serviced about a year ago and was taken from the cabinet after the monitor flatlined.

Tekken 4 booting

Still in need of some cleaning it did work nicely and booted without any hiccups in my New Astro City. Only needed some brightness and color adjustments which were easily accomplished from the test/setup menu.

A bit of warning when booting up a System 246 in a JAMMA cabinet. The System 246 is capable of outputting both 15 kHz (CGA) and 31 kHz (VGA). Make sure your cabinet can handle the chosen frequency. Output level, sync frequency and sync signal are controlled via the DIP switches on the front of the System 246 unit. All set to off worked fine in my cabinet set to 15 kHz.

Tekken 4 DVD and security dongle

Not 100% sure which version of the game I got my hands on as you can see from the picture the original Ver. A has been changed for Ver. D.

EDIT: According to defor at neogeo.com this is the normal procedure when upgrading the games so what I have is Ver. D.

Namco System 246 testrigMy temporary rig for testing my new System 246 worked out nicely. Though I still have to sort out the kick harness and get hold of a four or six button panel.

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