After a long search I now have the elusive Dirt Devils to add to my collection of Sega Model 3 driving games!
Therefore, behold: Dirt Devils ROM board and security board - EXPORT version..
Also managed to get a NOS marquee plexi from a twin cab - not sure what I'm gonna do with it, but it's kinda nice to have..
Not had chance to play much, but so far I like it and I'm made up to have it. It's not a purists driver by any means, but I like that it's so different from the more usual and great Model 3 drivers like Scud Race, Daytona 2 and Rally 2. It's a mad thrash over dirt, rocks, water, jumps, other cars and everything inbetween - did I mention dirt?? Haha pump that gas pedal and hang on for dear life!!
Also I can confirm that it is possible to run this game 100% - manual shifting and all - in a Daytona 2 cab. While Dirt Devils employs an up/down sequential type shifter you can use the 4 way shifter for manual shifting by leaving the shifter in the neutral position and jogging the lever up (to 1 or 3 and back to neutral) to change up a gear, and down (to 2 or 4 and back to neutral) to change down a gear. Works ok when you get used to it although I'm still playing auto until I get more used to the tracks
Sound works fully as there is no additional DSB1/2 board for this game. While on the subject of sound - no the in-game music isn't great but the sfx are loud and brash and suit the game well.
I'm surprised how many Model 3 driving games can be played in a Daytona 2 cab. Before getting into Model 3 I thought compatibility of controls etc would be patchy at best and I'd need to re-map pins and faff about like with some JVS drivers. Not so, it's easy to run Scud Race (Step 1.5), Rally 2 (Step 2), Daytona 2 (Step 2.1) and Dirt Devils (Step 2.1) in a Model 3 driving cab by simply swapping out the PCB stack - and in the case of the Step 2/2.1 games it's just a ROM board swap (and sec bd swap with Daytona 2/Dirt Devils). I leave a fully populated Model 3 cage in place and just swap over ROM board or complete PCB stack - saves unplugging all the connectors on the filter board
Anyway, did my usual attract mode video - there's not many Dirt Devils videos on YouTube..
Would like to get ECA (calm down uncletom!) and Harley Davidson/LA Riders next (I have a Harley ROM board but it's missing a few ROMs