I picked up a NAOMI 2 system just before Christmas and only really had time to turn it on once to make sure it actually worked. Happily it worked but was EXTREMELY loud. THis means I got to take it apart to see what made it tick and give it a clean. However, time pressures meant I haven’t had a chance yet. Instead I had a Virtua Striker 3 cart sitting on the shelf that kept asking the question “What do I look like under the plastic”. Everyone who has a NAOMI cart knows well enough top and the bottom (pics below). But what do they look like underneath.
It took a small Philips screwdriver and 30 seconds to find out:
I’m actually impressed. It’s a really neat little layout and far sparser (in terms of ROMs) than I thought it would be. I guess that’s me being used to SNK games at 700+ Megs which are packed full to the plastics with ROMs. But, we are talking about a system that’s 10 years newer than the Neo Geo.
Now to take apart the NAOMI 2 and give it a clean so it, hopefully, isn’t cap[able of waking the neighbors the next time I turn it on.