Dion has seen his fair share of Metal Slug homecarts to know that this is a repro. He's claiming the boards are legit, but hasn't posted the pcb photos. The label looks odd and the manual reminds me of the NCI rerpos made.
I almost feel for Dion getting scammed with a neoayato cart. But he's burning himself on his own more than neoayato did. Guy needs to recognize a losing horse and pull his bets faster. Now his followers know that his collection isn't reliable.
No way the manual is off set printed, anyone with a $30 loupe of a microscope can look and see if the printing is off set or not. So he either knew it was fake all along or thought it was real and didn't find out until now, while still trying to pass it off as legit regardless.