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    Rescued AOF3 MVS cart

    I came across an odd Puzzle Bobble bootleg some time ago. It's one of those recycled Puzzle Bobbles from SNK, but it didn't match the usual scans. Instead of being converted from Power Spikes II, this one was made from an Art of Fighting 3. The soldering on the Puzzle Bobble ROMs was unusually clean, I'm sure this was an SNK-made conversion.

    I decided to turn this bootleg back into Art of Fighting 3, seemed like a waste not to. All that was needed was a couple of jumper changes. Bizarrely, on the two 74LS139 chips on both boards, pins 1 and 2 were soldered together, had to reverse that as well.

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    Label is upside down...


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    NGH-096 = AOF3


    Would you guys say this is a partial boot or repair?
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    I also got a boot Puzzle Bobble, but mine had no clean solders or anything, and it used BK1 and CHA256B boards, so I decided to repurpose it into a Ganryu boot to play. After much effort, it works fine :P.

    Regarding your question, I think this would be some kind of conversion? I am assuming all the masked roms were already in place (with SNK-made soldering) and you only put the EPROMs in place?

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    Yes, all the Toshiba chips are factory soldered. All I did was replace the missing ROMs. It's not a boot right? I think it qualifies as a repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMachineGun View Post
    Yes, all the Toshiba chips are factory soldered. All I did was replace the missing ROMs. It's not a boot right? I think it qualifies as a repair.
    I'd say repair as well. Nicely done. AOF3 is a beautiful game as well. Scary smooth sprites.

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    I'll allow it if you give me that Neo CD you have for sale.

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    I heard you have some mighty nice AES stuff. I'm always up for a trade.

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    Have you seen the crap I've been selling lately? You missed out in Riding Hero bro.

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    I mean the other nice AES stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMachineGun
    Would you guys say this is a partial boot or repair?
    If the conversion is made by SNK themselves, can it really be called a boot in the first place?

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