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I took a break from Excite League and decided to look at Bullet instead, mainly because it was a bigger unknown than a baseball game. After some more aggressive improvements to my analysis tools and many hours of tedium, I managed to get almost all of the code for the game successfully idenitified. Out of the 8192 key bytes, I'm down to less than 100 ambiguous cases, and have over 67% of the mystery bits in the key identified.

With this work, I'm finally able to get the game up and running. It passes all tests, the attract mode runs, and the game is pretty playable, though I think there are a few minor glitches that still need to be worked out.

Interestingly, it appears to be the only 3-player dual-joystick game I can think of. Haven't gotten far enough into the game to really get a feel for what it's like, but I will include the current partial key with the next MAME update so you can have a look yourself.