Pandora’s Box 6 – Setup and Compatibility List

This page is here to help newcomers know which Pandora’s Box 6 games they should disable (duplicates, non-functional, etc…) as well as compatibility lists for tested functional games for MAME, Final Burn Alpha and PlayStation.

If you find additional games that need to be added to the list, please feel free to leave a comment and I will do so as soon as possible.

Default Games to Disable

Here’s a list of all the games that should be disabled or replaced as well as the reason for disabling them. This list will also include games that have regional variants. For this purpose, we’re going to assume any version showing English should be okay and default to USA or World versions whenever possible.

This is also using the default numbering scheme as found in the game list editor when the Config button is pressed to keep things easy for everyone.

Game NumberGame TitleReason for Disabling

0042

Cth2003

Duplicate, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003

0057

Street Fighter Zero

Regional variant – Street Fighter Alpha: Warrior’s Dreams

0058

Street Fighter Zero2

Regional variant – Street Fighter Alpha 2

0059

Street Fighter Zero3

Regional variant – Street Fighter Alpha 3

0069

Cyberbots : Fullmetal Madness

Duplicate, Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
0084Jackie ChanChoppy and slowish, replace with version for FBA, much smoother.
0085Jackie Chan 2Choppy and slowish, replace with version for FBA, much smoother.

0198

Wrestle War

Duplicate, WWF Superstars

0205

WWF Superstars

Duplicate, WWF Superstars

0219

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs 2

Duplicate, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
0383D.D.CrewDuplicate 3 player version, D. D. Crew
0444Undercover CopsRegional variant, Undercover Cops
0462Escape KidsDuplicate, Escape Kids
0468The Armored WarriorsDuplicate, Armored Warriors

0472

Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom

Duplicate

0473

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow

Duplicate

0475

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

Duplicate, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

0477

Asterix

Duplicate, Asterix

0482

Burningfp

Duplicate of Burning Fight
0487Wonder BoyDuplicate, Wonder Boy
0498Simpsons BowlingDuplicate 4 player version, The Simpsons
0499Snow Bros.3.Duplicate, Snow Bros. 3: Magical Adventure
0626Thunder Cross IIDuplicate, other version has better audio.
0746Bucky O’hareDuplicate, Bucky O’Hare
0790QuartetFour player version, replace with FBA ROM 2player version quartet2.
0808GalagaBad ROM, defaults to fast shoot hack, replace with MAME ROM.

0867

Burnin Rubber
Duplicate, Bump n Jump

0923

Capcom Sports Club

Duplicate, Capcom Sports (seems louder as well)

0942

Ms Pacman

Duplicate and speed hack, Ms Pacman Part 1
0957Punk ShotDuplicate and 4 player version.

1000

Mighty! Pang

Duplicate, Mighty! Pang
1151Super Bishi Bashi ChampionshipBackwards control layout. Get Got-Cha Minigame Championship for FBA to get proper controls and English translation.

1152

Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

Duplicate, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

1173

Block

Duplicate, Block Block
1183Bishi Bashi Championship MiniBackwards control layout.

1185

Super Bobble Bobble

Duplicate, Bubble Bobble II

1190

Bubble Bobble

Duplicate, Bubble Bobble II
1292TekkenDoes not play redbook audio tracks, replace with PlayStation version.
1299Mortal Kombat 3 TrilogyDoes not play redbook audio tracks, replace with PlayStation version.
1300Mortal Kombat 4Does not play redbook audio tracks, replace with PlayStation version.

Added MAME ROMs

MAME ROMs need to be taken from the MAME 0.106 ROM set.

Game NameNotesWorking?
A. B. CopFar too slow, 50% speed?YES, but…
After BurnerFar too slow, 50% speed?YES, but…
After Burner 2Far too slow, 50% speed?YES, but…
BubblesRequires reset of NVRAM to factory settings, can’t do this on Pandora’s Box. No
CameltryYES
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Ultra Plus (Hack)Hack that floods the screen with enemies making for a frantic game.YES
Crystal CastlesUse set 4 which works with joystick.YES
DefenderRequires reset of NVRAM to factory settings, can’t do this on Pandora’s Box. No
GalagaOriginal Pandora version was a fast shot hack.YES
Gradius 3YES
Gradius 4Requires reset of NVRAM to factory settings, can’t do this on Pandora’s Box.No
JoustRequires reset of NVRAM to factory settings, can’t do this on Pandora’s Box. No
LifeforceYES
NARCRequires reset of NVRAM to factory settings, can’t do this on Pandora’s Box. No
NBA HangtimeRuns at 5fps.YES, but…
NBA Maximum HangtimeRuns at 5fps.YES, but…
NHL Open Ice 2 on 2 ChallengeRuns at 5fps.YES, but…
PlottingYES
TugboatYES

Added FBA ROMs

FBA ROMs need to be taken from the FBA 0.2.97.36 ROM set.

With regards to all the other consoles that FBA normally supports such as Megadrive, Colecovision and others, none of them work at all on the Pandora’s Box 6 despite being listed in the ROM list that comes with the PB6. Most likely, the support wasn’t included in the build of FBA running on it.

Game NameNotesWorking?
19XX – The war against destinyDoesn’t boot.No
600Incorrect rotation.YES, but…
800 FathomsDoesn’t boot.No
A. B. CopControls non-functional.YES, but…
AbscamDoesn’t boot.No
Action Fighter, FD1089A 317-00…Doesn’t boot.No
Adventure Quiz Capcom World 2Works but requires knowledge of Japanese.YES, but…
After BurnerControls non-functional.YES, but…
After Burner 2Controls non-functional.YES, but…
AjaxDoesn’t boot.No
Alcon (US)Doesn’t boot.No
The Alphax Z (Japan)Incorrect rotation.YES, but…
Altered Beast (set 8, 8751 317…)YES
AmbushDoesn’t boot.No
Ambush (Volt Elec co-ltd)YES
Capcom World (Japan)Works but requires knowledge of Japanese.YES, but…
Captain Silver (World)Does not boot.No.
Coors Light BowlingCan’t roll ball, controls non-functional. Vertical game not rotated.YES, but…
ConquerDoes not boot at all.No.
Continental Circus (World)Cannot control left/right movement of car.YES, but…
Crazy Cop (Japan)Incorrectly rotated.YES, but…
Croquis (Germany)YES
Cyber Tank (v1.4)Doesn’t boot.No
Crossed Swords (ALM-002)(ALH-0…Doesn’t boot, possible Neo Geo bios issue?No
Dai Makai-Mura (Japan)Doesn’t boot.No
DaiohDoesn’t boot.No
Daisenpu (Japan)Incorrectly rotated.YES, but…
Dambusters (US set 1)Doesn’t boot.No
Daraku Tenshi – The Fallen AngelsRuns at 50% speed, unplayable.YES, but…
Darius (World)Horizontal resolution squished, but playable.YES
Darius II (Japan)Horizontal resolution squished, but playable. Not quite 100% speed.YES, but…
Darius II (dual screen) (Japan)Horizontal resolution slightly squished, fully playable, full speed.YES
Dark PlanetIncorrect rotation, incorrect colors.YES, but…
The DealerIncorrect controls, incorrect colors, gambling game.YES, but…
Death Brade (Japan ver JM-3)YES
Defense (System 16B, FD1089A 3…Doesn’t boot.No
Deroon DeroDeroDoesn’t boot.No
Desert Assault (US)Minor graphics issues, playable.YES, but…
Detana!! Twin Bee (Japan ver.)Incorrect rotation.YES, but…
Devil Fish (Galaxian Hardware)Boots but doesn’t start, incorrect rotation.No
Devil FishIncorrect rotation, incorrect controls, unplayable.No
DingoIncorrect rotation, incorrect colors.YES, but…
DJ Boy (Set 1)YES
Dokaben (Japan)Game crashes early, requires Japanese knowledge, quiz game.No
DommyIncorrect rotation.YES, but…
Dorodon (Set 1)Incorrect rotation.YES, but…
Double Axel (US)Doesn’t boot.No
Double PointDoesn’t boot.No
Dragon Breed (M81 PCB version)Doesn’t boot.No
GradiusYES
Gradius 2YES
Golden Axe
YES
JacksonIncorrect rotation, incorrect colors.YES, but…
The Lost Castle in DarkmistDoesn’t boot.No
Kyukyoku Sentai DadandarnDoesn’t boot.No
Magician Lord (NGM-005)Black screen.No
Sei Senshi AmatelassIncorrect rotation.YES, but…
Soldier Girl AmazonIncorrect rotationYES, but…
Tetris the Absolute The Grandmaster 2Only 75% speed.YES, but…
Tetris the Absolute The Grandmaster 2 PlusOnly 75% speed.YES, but…
Zaxxon (set 1 or set 2)Incorrect rotation, incorrect colors.YES, but…
Zero Point 2Doesn’t boot.No
Zero Team USA (set 1, US,Fab…Doesn’t boot.No
Zero Wing (2P set)Doesn’t boot.No
Zero ZoneDoesn’t boot.No

Added PlayStation disk images

All tested PlayStation disk images are in *.pbp format which includes all audio. EDIT: disabling rumble appears to fix a lot of game crashes for PlayStation games.

Game NameNotesWorking?
Arcade’s Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2YES
Arcade Party PakYES
Batman Forever The Arcade GameYES
Burning RoadYES
Bushido BladeBlack screen.No
Bushido Blade 2YES
Capcom Vs. SNK Millennium Fight 2000 ProYES
College SlamYES
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes BackYES
Disney’s HerculesYES
DOOMPassword saving system.YES
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22YES
Ehrgeiz: God Bless The RingCrash upon selecting game type.No
Final DOOMPassword saving system.YES
Fatal Fury Wild AmbitionYES
G-DariusCrash midway through first stage.No
Gradius Deluxe PackOnly Gradius seems to work, Gradius 2 is non-functional.YES but…
Guilty GearYES
Harmful ParkYES
Hydro ThunderCrash when hitting first ramp.No
It Might Be NES emulatorSee my post about how to get it working.YES
Micro Machines V3YES
Mortal Kombat 3Replace default Pandora’s Box version for playable redbook audio.YES
Mortal Kombat 4Replace default Pandora’s Box version for playable redbook audio.YES
Mortal Kombat TrilogyReplace default Pandora’s Box version for playable redbook audio.YES
NBA HangtimeYES
NBA JAMYES
NBA JAM ExtremeYES
NBA JAM Tournament EditionYES
NBA Showtime: NBA on NBCYES
NFL BlitzCrash when first receiving the ball during kickoff.No
NFL Blitz 2000Crash before first game beginsNo
NFL Blitz 2001Disable DualShock right before starting a game.YES
NHL Open Ice 2 on 2 ChallengeYES
Raiden ProjectOnly way to play Raiden 2 on Pandora’s Box.YES
Revolution XYES
Soul BladeYES
Space JamYES
Street Fighter Alpha 3World tour mode + more characters than arcade version!YES
Street Fighter: The MovieYES
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3Disable Vibration in Options menu before playing.YES
Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey ’98YES
WCW Vs. The WorldYES
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade GameYES

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Rival Schools – United by Fate and Soul blade works.

Danny Demetriou
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Danny Demetriou

Cheers.

Pieter Lammens
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Pieter Lammens

Hi Jay, just bought a Pandora 6 for Christmas on amazon that comes without games.
Any chance to get an image of the Roms? (If by chance you could have yours with the added mame / fba / psx Roma that would be even greater!)

Thanks

Danny Demetriou
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Danny Demetriou

Reaserching on the net, apparently 3A games is worried about copyright infringment in the near future. So it does not port roms but provides a link to a google drive where you can download their coded emulation. I copied this link off the Pandoras offical aliexpress shop site. Just extract all the files, copy the files as is, onto the usb stick and insert the usb stick in the pandora 6 box vertical usb slot and power up.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FR0Gt-4jSOlRsXGlg3-_rUAt36TQn0J3

Danny Demetriou
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Danny Demetriou

Hi Jay, just got my hands on a pandora 6. I’m pleased with this model as previous versions did not appeal to me due to certain roms not being avail at the time. But 6 was well worth it, even with a few flaws. Was doing some searches and came across your posts and informative site. Pleased to be here, grateful for all you’ve done. Just got my self another u stick 32gb and backed up the original 16gb and now am adding roms, testing too. Good to know that we can remove or disable pandoras 6 box internal roms,… Read more »

Danny Demetriou
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Danny Demetriou

This youtube tutorial courtesy of 3A games aka Pandoras official. Shows user’s how to add roms into the internal system via the u(sb) stick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBs9yBFyYwM

Christopher Dent
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Christopher Dent

Hi. I’ve tried to load megadrive ROMs from the FBA Romset using the prefixes on the net e.g. Sms_ mg_ etc but nothing works. They are included in the FBA text file but clearly don’t work unless they are the wrong versions or have the wrong file extensions? If they’d only have built them in we could have emulated megadrive, gamegear, etc.

Danny McKeown
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Danny McKeown

Nothing to say other than as someone who recently bought a 3A P6, This site has been insanely helpful and I appreciate all the effort you’ve made cataloguing all this, cheers!