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    Pandora Box 3 Multi-Game 520-1 PCB

    I thought I'd start a new thread since people seemed interested in how this multi-game pcb runs.

    AliExpress Link $69.00
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-A...272577041.html







    Anyways, I just picked this up off AliExpress for $69. Here's my initial impressions.

    Pros
    - Cart was PLUG & PLAY for me from the jamma edge
    - No video issues, I get a nice clear steady image
    - Quick and responsive Front End selection menu
    - I've only noticed framerate issues on the CPS3 games (Street Fighter 3), all other games seem to run pretty well
    - Buttons & Joystick inputs feel very responsive
    - Nice built-in IO test for buttons and joysticks

    Cons
    - Requires your "P1 Coin" to be wired up. Must add coins to navigate and select games. No free play mode. I wired up a dedicated button beside my board.
    - Some games have sounds that seem "soft" or the quality has been lowered. Doesn't seem to be all games, and those that do still seem perfectly playable. Note: I'm also running the mono audio from the jamma edge. I haven't tested the line out connector via an amp yet.
    - Street Fighter 3 ha framerate issues
    - Golden Axe is playable but enemy death SFX are really loud

    So far I'm pretty happy with this little board. I was burnt before with a Happy Fish multi board and the Pandora 3 BLOWS it out of the water in terms of game performance. If anyone has any specific game video request just let me know.

    Videos excuse my one hand playthroughs...








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    For the price of this board, this seems actually really worth picking up. I might check it out in the future

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    Thanks for following up with the info on this board. Im gonna get the Neo to Jamma converter, and I'll probably pick this board up cuz the price is pretty damn good. Are most of the games able to be played with only 4 buttons? I know SF and most of the other non-Neo fighters have 6 buttons, but other than that, there arent many, right?
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    I'm gonna design a new shock box where the spine area is a mold of a pornstar's pussy or mouth and call it an MVS suckbox.

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    Is amazon.com a reliable website to buy from?

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    I think the only games that use 6 buttons are going to be the Capcom fighters, but I could be wrong. I just got through testing out more shumps and beat-em-ups and wow, really surprising how well they all play. I find it hard to fault this thing for the price.

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    Do you mind sharing which buyer you got it from?
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    For $69 that's not so bad. Is there any input delay?

    Also you're on the wrong section of the forum, this belongs in unrelated, not neo-geo general.

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    Thanks for the info, the CPS1 games in particular make this awfully tempting.

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    Awesome thanks for posting the vids.



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    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NewAr...91256.html?s=p

    This guy lists all the games. Slightly cheaper. Not really impressed by the list though.
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    Added a video for The Punisher above

    And picked up an adapter off Xian with CPS2 kick harness support so I can wire up my kick buttons.

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    Not my video but here's a new one for Captain Commando. I tried this one out myself last night and thought it played very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasky View Post
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NewAr...91256.html?s=p

    This guy lists all the games. Slightly cheaper. Not really impressed by the list though.
    Now I'm torn in which way to go, guess a few bucks make no difference. I'm definitely jumping on this, thanks to Zerminator for sharing and Pasky for the link as well. How long did it take to get to you Zerminator?

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    I ponyed up for FedEx Express and got it in 2 days

    I also tried out the audio out port this morning with my headphones w/ volume control and I was pleasantly surprised with how clear the audio was. Might try testing the VGA out tonight.

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    Did anyone order from this seller and turned out ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pasky View Post
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NewAr...91256.html?s=p

    This guy lists all the games. Slightly cheaper. Not really impressed by the list though.

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    Read the thread noobster, good lard...

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    I have a few of these which I use when refurbing old dead multicabs. I'll begin by saying that I don't like these multiboards and I think the emulation is crap in most situations. As they go though, this one is much better than say a blue elf 619 in 1 etc. For the money you cant really go wrong if you really want a multiboard.


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    I've always avoided these things, but it looks tempting. Does anyone have a lead on where to pick up a jamma passthrough with a CPS2 adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLTCHRR View Post
    I've always avoided these things, but it looks tempting. Does anyone have a lead on where to pick up a jamma passthrough with a CPS2 adapter?
    Xian sells them here

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    a bunch of us got burned on a pandora group buy a year ago but im curious, are you using a cab or a supergun?

    also how does it handle vertical games? is there an option to rotate the video at all?

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    Thanks for the great review and for the PCB picture! I'm still on the fence, but shit, for $70 why not? I'll probably end up getting one eventually.

    Here is a plain-text game list that I made. I also posted it to textuploader:

    Pandora's Box 3: 520 Games List
    1 kof2002 magic II
    2 kof97
    3 kof98
    4 kof99
    5 kof2000
    6 kof2001
    7 kof2002
    8 kof2004 se
    9 kof10th unique II
    10 cth2003 super plus
    11 King of gladiator
    12 snk vs capcom plus
    13 mark of the wolves
    14 samurai shodown 5
    15 rage of dragons
    16 tokon matrimelee
    17 the last blade 2
    18 kof2002 super
    19 kof2004 se plus
    20 kof97 plus
    21 kof94
    22 kof95
    23 kof96
    24 Kof97 Combo
    25 Kof97 Boss
    26 Kof97 Evolution
    27 Kof97 Chen
    28 Kof97 Chen bom
    29 Kof97 Lb3
    30 Kof97 Ultimate Match
    31 kof98 ultimate
    32 Kof97 Combo
    33 Kof98 SR
    34 Kof98 Ultra leona
    35 kof99+
    36 Kof99 Combo
    37 Kof99 boss
    38 Kof99 Ultra Plus
    39 kof2000 plus
    40 kof2001 plus
    41 kof2002 magic
    42 kof2004 hero
    43 metal slug
    44 metal slug 2
    45 metal slug x
    46 metal slug 3
    47 metal slug 4
    48 metal slug 5
    49 metal slug 6
    50 shock troopers
    51 shock troopers 2
    52 lansquenet 2004
    53 double dragon plus
    54 kof95+
    55 kof96+
    56 kof97 plus 2003
    57 the last blade
    58 snk vs capcom
    59 kof2002 plus
    60 cth2003
    61 kof10th extra plus
    62 marvel super heroes
    63 marvel vs s_fighter
    64 marvel vs capcom
    65 x-men
    66 x-men vs sf
    67 street fighter alpha
    68 streetfighter alpha2
    69 streetfighter alpha3
    70 pocket fighter
    71 ring of destruction
    72 vampire hunter
    73 vampire hunter 2
    74 slam masters
    75 street fighter zero
    76 street fighter zero2
    77 street fighter zero3
    78 vampire savior
    79 vampire hunter 2
    80 va night warriors
    81 cyberbots
    82 WWF Superstars
    83 Jackie Chan
    84 Asura Blade
    85 Mobile Suit Gundam
    86 Battle K-Road
    87 Mutant Fighter
    88 Street Smart
    89 Blood Warrior
    90 cadillacs&dinosaurs
    91 cadillacs&dinosaurs2
    92 warriors of fate
    93 warriors of fate 3js
    94 Huo Fenghuang
    95 the punisher
    96 final fight
    97 knights of the round
    98 knights of the round2
    99 captain commando
    100 the king of dragons
    101 three wonders
    102 magic sword
    103 Ninja Kids
    104 Simpsons
    105 Metamoqester
    106 dynasty wars
    107 willow
    108 mega twins
    109 karate blazers
    110 Guardians
    111 Legend of Silkroad
    112 Golden Axe
    113 Missing in Action
    114 Missing in Action II
    115 Super Trio
    116 MS Pacman
    117 E-Swat - Cyber Police
    118 ghouls'n ghosts
    119 strider
    120 battle circuit
    121 dungeons & dragons
    122 dungeons & dragonsii
    123 armored warriors
    124 alien vs predator
    125 mega man 2
    126 nemo
    127 gaia crusaders
    128 thunder heroes
    129 shadow force
    130 Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
    131 hook
    132 riot
    133 spinal breakers
    134 pirates
    135 Blood Bros
    136 Special Project Y
    137 Biomechanical Toy
    138 J. J. Squawkers
    139 Silent Dragon
    140 Caveman Ninja
    141 Robocop
    142 Robocop 2
    143 Sunset Riders
    144 Thunder Fox
    145 Edward Randy
    146 Wild Fang
    147 Rambo III
    148 Michael Jackson's
    149 Knuckle Bash
    150 Magical Crystals
    151 Prisoners of War
    152 The Combatribes
    153 Crime Fighters
    154 X-Men
    155 PuLiRuLa
    156 Dead Connection
    157 SWAT Police
    158 Aurail
    159 metal slug+
    160 metal slug 2+
    161 metal slug x+
    162 metal slug 3+
    163 metal slug 4 plus
    164 metal slug 5 plus
    165 metal slug 6 plus
    166 sengoku 3
    167 sengoku 3+
    168 spin master
    169 spin master +
    170 ganryu
    171 blue’s journey
    172 sengoku
    173 sengoku 2
    174 eight man
    175 robo army
    176 top hunter
    177 ninja commando
    178 ninja combat
    179 mutation nation
    180 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
    181 Aliens
    182 Mug Smashers
    183 Liquid Kids
    184 Growl
    185 nam-1975
    186 Wonder Boy
    187 Wonder Boy III
    188 Bonk's Adventure
    189 Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
    190 Street Fighter III 2nd
    191 Street Fighter III
    192 JoJo's Venture
    193 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    194 Red Earth
    195 Hyper Street Fighter II
    196 super stfighter II
    197 super stfighter II t
    198 super stfighter II x
    199 sfII-theworldwarrior
    200 sfII-championedition
    201 sfII-hyper fighting
    202 sfII-t hy fighting
    203 sfII-rainbow set 1
    204 sfII-rainbow set 2
    205 sfII-red wave
    206 sfII-tu long
    207 street fighter II m2
    208 street fighter II m4
    209 street fighter II m5
    210 street fighter II m6
    211 street fighter II m7
    212 mega man
    213 gundamex
    214 sd fighters
    215 breakers
    216 kabuki klash
    217 breakers revenge
    218 King of the Monsters
    219 King of the Monsters 2
    220 samurai shodown
    221 samurai shodown 2
    222 samurai shodown 3
    223 samurai shodown 4
    224 art of fighting
    225 art of fighting 2
    226 art of fighting 3
    227 fatal fury
    228 fatal fury 2
    229 fatal fury 3
    230 real bout
    231 real bout sp
    232 real bout 2
    233 fatal fury special
    234 double dragon
    235 kabuki klash boss
    236 waku waku 7
    237 ninja master's
    238 gowcaizer
    239 kizuna encounter
    240 Power Instinct
    241 Power Instinct 2
    242 Power Instinct Legends
    243 ragnagard
    244 burning fight
    245 world heroes
    246 world heroes 2
    247 world heroes jet
    248 world heroes perfect
    249 Fight Feve
    250 mars matrix
    251 giga wing
    252 1944-the loop maste
    253 progear
    254 Tengai
    255 Sol Divide
    256 Fire Hawk
    257 Guardian Storm
    258 Metal Black
    259 Forgotten Worlds
    260 carrier air wing
    261 u.n. squadron
    262 eco fighters
    263 In The Hunt
    264 Air Buster
    265 Hellfire
    266 Zero Wing
    267 Blaze On
    268 Boogie Wings
    269 Rezon
    270 Strato Fighters
    271 Aero Fighters 2
    272 Aero Fighters 3
    273 strikes 1945 plus
    274 prehistoric isle 2
    275 zed blade
    276 blazing star
    277 alpha mission II
    278 strikes 1945 plus+
    279 andro dunos
    280 captain tomaday
    281 twinkle star sprites
    282 ghost pilots
    283 last resort
    284 viewpoint
    285 pulstar
    286 red hawk
    287 us aaf mustang
    288 prehistoric isle
    289 twin action
    290 Thunder
    291 Mega Blast
    292 Bio-ship Paladin
    293 Raiden
    294 Truxton II
    295 GunNail
    296 Gunbird
    297 Gunbird 2
    298 Strikers 1945
    299 Strikers 1945 II
    300 Strikers 1945 III
    301 1945KIII
    302 Samurai Aces
    303 super macross
    304 turbo force
    305 1941
    306 1942
    307 1943
    308 1943kai
    309 19xx
    310 air gallet
    311 dodopachi
    312 donpachi
    313 esp ra.de.
    314 guwange
    315 sorcer striker
    316 thunder dragon 2
    317 Dangun Feveron
    318 varth
    319 kingdom grandprix
    320 stagger
    321 truxton
    322 s.s.mission
    323 Armed Police Batride
    324 Battle Bakraid
    325 Daioh
    326 Air Attack
    327 Mad Shark
    328 Desert Breaker
    329 SD Gundam Neo Battling
    330 aero fighters
    331 Zing Zing Zip
    332 Sky Smasher
    333 Grind Stormer
    334 Gundhara
    335 Out Zone
    336 Asuka & Asuka
    337 Super Contra
    338 super sidekicks
    339 super sidekicks 2
    340 super sidekicks 3
    341 the ultimate 11
    342 tecmo world 96
    343 neogeo cup 98
    344 goal!goal!goal!
    345 pleasure goal
    346 soccer brawl
    347 Football Champ
    348 EURO CHAMP
    349 World cup 90
    350 Bottom of the Ninth
    351 street hoop
    352 Punk Shot
    353 power spikes II
    354 Back Street Soccer
    355 Football Frenzy
    356 neo bomber man
    357 Bomber Man World
    358 Ultraman Club
    359 Sel Feena
    360 nightmare
    361 zupapa
    362 panic bomber
    363 cyber-lip
    364 bang bead
    365 super dodge ball
    366 windjammers
    367 battle flip shot
    368 thrash rally
    369 Mille Miglia 2
    370 Mille Miglia
    371 over top
    372 neo driftout
    373 Riding Hero
    374 baseball stars
    375 baseball stars 2
    376 2020 baseball
    377 top player's golf
    378 neo turf masters
    379 slap shot
    380 Rollergames
    381 Super Baseball
    382 Pocket Gal Deluxe
    383 Side Pocket
    384 legend success joe
    385 neo mr,do!
    386 galaxy fight
    387 dark kombat
    388 karnodv’s revenge
    389 savage reign
    390 Tao Taido
    391 Solitary Fighter
    392 crossed swords
    393 puzzled joy joy kid
    394 gururin
    395 Final Tetris
    396 puzzle bobble
    397 puzzle bobble 2
    398 puzzle de pon!
    399 magical drop II
    400 magical drop III
    401 Puzzle De Bowling
    402 money puzzle ex
    403 pochi and nyaa
    404 puzz loop 2
    405 puzzle up poko
    406 puzzle de pon!r
    407 mighty! pang
    408 pang! 3
    409 pnickies
    410 karian cross
    411 capcom sports
    412 Bestri
    413 Multi Champ
    414 Digger Man
    415 puzzle fighter II t
    416 puzzle fighter II x
    417 multi 5
    418 cookie & bibi
    419 cookie & bibi 2
    420 cookie & bibi 3
    421 the new revolution
    422 puzzle king
    423 hatch catch
    424 mang-chi
    425 search eye
    426 search eye plus
    427 moremore
    428 more more plus
    429 Tetris Master 2
    430 Block Block
    431 Block Hole
    432 got-cha mini game
    433 Fancy World
    434 Super Pang
    435 Super Bobble Bobble
    436 Snow Bros
    437 snow brothers 2
    438 snow brothers 3
    439 Bubble Bobble
    440 Bubble Bobble II
    441 Ultra Balloon
    442 Diet Go Go
    443 Tumble Pop
    444 Jumping Pop
    445 Penguin Brothers
    446 Puzzle Bobble-T
    447 Naname de Magic
    448 galaga
    449 galaxian Part 1
    450 galaxian Part 2
    451 Donkey Kong
    452 Donkey Kong 3
    453 Donkey Kong Junior
    454 MS Pacman part1
    455 Pac-Man
    456 Super Cobra
    457 Scramble
    458 Van-Van Car
    459 Pac-Man Plus
    460 Pooyan
    461 Gun. Smoke
    462 Space Invaders DX
    463 Dragon Unit
    464 Ambush
    465 bank panic
    466 F-1 Dream
    467 Ghosts'n'Goblins
    468 Kung-Fu Master
    469 Solomon's Key
    470 super volleyball
    471 superman
    472 war of aero
    473 Moon Cresta
    474 Crush
    475 Gunbarich
    476 Frogger
    477 Gyruss
    478 pangpang
    479 saboten bombers
    480 toppy & rappy
    481 Jump Kids
    482 Don Doko Don
    483 Berlin Wall
    484 Bomb Kick
    485 tang tang
    486 pass
    487 hyper pacman
    488 twinkle
    489 head panic
    490 diver boy
    491 diamond run
    492 ghostlop
    493 metal saver
    494 shocking
    495 Shadow Warriors
    496 Shadow Dancer
    497 Surprise Attack
    498 Aquajack
    499 league bowling
    500 stakes winner
    501 stakes winner 2
    502 Oh my God!
    503 Aquarium
    504 Puzzle Star
    505 photo y2k
    506 knights of valour
    507 KOV 2007
    508 Knights of valour plus
    509 KOV QunYingZhuan
    510 Knights of Valour Super Heroes
    511 KOV Super Heros F
    512 KOV Super Heros Z
    513 Knights of Valour SPlus
    514 Knights of Valour YTZY2
    515 Knights of valour YTZY1
    516 Knights of Valour 2
    517 Knights of Valour 2 Plus
    518 Oriental legend
    519 Oriental Legend Special Plu
    520 Martial Masters

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    I'm playing it in a cab, New Astro City.

    All vertical games play in the center of the screen and I haven't found a rotate option yet. I think this is billed as a horizontal board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerrminator View Post
    I'm playing it in a cab, New Astro City.

    All vertical games play in the center of the screen and I haven't found a rotate option yet. I think this is billed as a horizontal board.
    It would likely take some modifying the config files on the SD card to disable Tate in yoko for the vert shmups. I'm going to look into it when mine arrives, just got shipping confirmation this morning.

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    I went ahead and ordered one. I'll let you know what I think.

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    I just got it today, the inputs dont work....Fuck me, this was the same thing that happen to me with the Pandora 2 fiasco....Thanks a lot electrigrave. Another paperlessweight.

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    Did you get an adapter for it? Please tell me you're not plugging this straight into your Jamma harness, read back a few pages and educate yourself.

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