ShouTime dumped the newest (likely final) Japan set of Arkanoid, with program roms ’24’ and ’25’ and MCU ’26’
Previously the newest dumped Japan set used program roms ’21’ and ’22’ with MCU ’23’ so fits directly before this revision
Tournament Arkanoid use program roms ’27’ and ’28’ so sits directly after it.
Unfortunately the MCUs are read protected, so like the other Arkanoid sets I’ve had to fake the return data based on the location of various structures in the program rom, allowing the game to function. It is not known if the real MCU code is the same.
What’s most interesting about this set is that the first 5 levels differ from the older sets, it’s also strange to see that the Level Select, present in the previous build (21/22/23) has once again been removed / disabled in this newer version. It’s common for the bootlegs to have modified levels, but I did not expect to see an original Taito set with such changes.
The new set is shown on the left, the older set on the right.