MiSTer FPGA News – Mortal Kombat, Raiden II, New Cores & More

MisTex Update

The MiSTex project has recently showed off a video of Q-Bert running on an Artix 100T FPGA was. Hans, the developer, has also suggested using a Raspberry Pi Zero as the HPS due to its better software support. Also, a picture of the MiSTex cape attachment for FPGA boards on a DECA Board was also shared. The hardware for the project is open source and the files can be downloaded from GitHub. However, as this project is still in its early stages, it is advisable to wait before investing in any related products.

MiSTex is a fork of MiSTer with the goal of being able to use whatever FPGA chip you want, and currently paired with the Allwinner D1 as the HPS.


The Next Space & Paddle Mania

Darren_O recently revealed that two new arcade titles have been launched. Both are by SNK, with one of them being The Next Space, a vertically scrolling shooter. The other is Paddle Mania, resembling the classic game of Pong, where players use ping pong paddles to hit the ball back and forth. You can obtain these cores by enabling Coin-Op collection in Update All.


Raiden II and Other Future Arcade Cores

atrac17 has a public patreon post that talks about the work being done on Jaleco’s Mega System 1, NARC, Raiden II & More.


Peirco’s New Cores Downloadable

The arcade cores that Pierco released on Patreon earlier this week have now officially been released for MiSTer. So you can now download by just updating your MiSTer.

The games include:
– Jack the Giantkiller
– Freeze
– Zzyzzyxx
– SuperCasino
– Tri-Pool


Ninja Baseball Batman

The recently released M92 core, has recieved a small update that gets Ninja Baseball Batman working.The core is still in Alpha so there’s still more work to be done.


Mystery Core

Robert’s secret core is now booting games in its software emulator. There is even one game that’s working but with graphical glitches, because only basic graphic features have been implemented. The next step for the emulator is to continue work on the graphic system. We can expect to see more screenshots once the graphic system is more polished. If you want to see what the progress is for each component of the emulator, you can check out Roberts patreon post.


Jotego Updates

Jotego has a public patreon post that goes over the progress of the Konami CPU, Out Run’s frame buffer and also the CPS3 Chip trace.

Mortal Kombat

atrac17 made a post hinting us that work on Mortal Kombat has begun and that testing for other Y-Unit games will be done. Other Y-Unit games are:

High Impact Football
Smash TV
Total Carnage & More


Express Raider

Pierco implemented DMA on teh Express Raider core. This eliminates sprite flickering in the game.


MiSTer FPGA Discord Game Challenge

The MiSTer FPGA Discord Game Challenge is a monthly challenge that lets you compete with other Discord members to see who gets the highest score in a chosen game. This month’s game is Capcom’s Pirate Ship Higemaru.

It’s a single credit score challenge at default settings and goes until April 14th.


Other MiSTer FPGA Updates

And other miscellaneous MiSTer fixes and updates are: