Gotcha- I left the die so the text is upright (with the RAM in lower left), then read the bits TtoB, LtoR. That is the same as rotating the die CCW 90 degrees and reading the bits LtoR, BtoT.
4-5 of the bits are really still unreadable, but they are in the digits 9-8-7, so there's not really any question. And the ones in the AND section can be deduced if you can see the adjacent bits. Next time I use some acid on a chip I'll give this one another minute to be sure.
I was thinking some more about the 0980 word order. I used the ROM word address decoder to reorder the bits, and that made it match the patent word order, so that makes me think that it is correct. The object code in the Star Wars patent specifically stated "Program Counter Sequence" - I wish this one did, too.
I guess another possibility is that reset starts execution somewhere else. The other games start out by initializing RAM, so these should, too.
Do your changes allow disassembling the 0980 code so we can see if it makes any sense?