Naomi 2 Consolized System
Image: iFixRetro

iFixRetro is known for rebuilding and modifying old video game hardware and its latest project is definitely in keeping with this MO.

Its Twitter account recently tweeted out a look at a consolized version of the Sega Naomi 2 arcade system, providing an all-in-one solution to experiencing a vast library of classic games for the Atomiswave and Naomi boards at home with a Dreamcast controller.

In the video, iFixRetro demonstrates the device by playing Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, which was an early attempt from Capcom to produce a game outside its CP hardware systems. Though it should be noted that it would be able to play more obscure Sega arcade games too, which weren't available on Dreamcast, like Soul Surfer or Wild Riders.

As iFixRetro states, it was built using a Naomi 2 system with a Pi using Netboot. It also features an internal Input/Output board with @toyoshim's MP07-IONA-US decoder and @Mitsurugi_w's Dreamcast Maple adapter wired up to let it interface with the Dreamcast gamepad. The PicoPSU mod and silent fans, meanwhile, keep its internal temperature regulated.

It's a nice bit of kit, for sure, but as iFixRetro is quick to point out in the replies it would be expensive to purchase, likely selling for around 3K-4K. Still, staring is free!

What do you think of the build? Let us know in the comments!

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