Atomiswave

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An Atomiswave game cartridge, which contains a ROM board

The Atomiswave is a custom arcade system board and cabinet from Sammy Corporation. It is based on Sega's Dreamcast console (it shares similarities with the NAOMI, as far as it uses removable game cartridges, as well as a removable module for changing the control scheme and it is common to see the "Sega" logo on its boot up screen, it is commonly believed that the Atomiswave has more VRAM and audio RAM than a Dreamcast, but this is not true). The Atomiswave uses interchangeable game cartridges and the cabinet's control panel can be easily switched out with different control sets, including dual joysticks, dual light guns and a steering wheel.

With the retirement of the aging Neo Geo MVS system, SNK Playmore chose the Atomiswave as its next system to develop games for. In a contract with Sammy, SNK Playmore agreed to develop five games for the Atomiswave system. Metal Slug 6 was SNK Playmore's fifth game for the Atomiswave, after which SNK moved on to a Taito Type X2 arcade board.

Specifications[edit]

AW-net[edit]

In Japan, the Atomiswave was able to connect via a special modem to the AW-Net online system set up by Sammy. The AW-Net was primarily used to play online with other players and to create online player rankings. AW-Net was discontinued on 30 November 2006 following the merger of Sammy and Sega; the follow-up system was ALL.Net.

Games[edit]

Released[edit]

Name Alternate Name Developers Genre Year
Animal Basket[1] Hustle Tamaire Kyousou Sammy, Moss Sports 2005
Block Pong Pong[1] Sammy Sports 2005
Demolish Fist[2] Sammy, Dimps Beat 'em up 2003
Dirty Pigskin Football[1] Play Mechanix Sports 2006
Dolphin Blue[3] Sammy Platformer 2003
Extreme Hunting[1] Sammy Lightgun shooter 2005
Extreme Hunting 2 Tournament Edition Sega Amusement USA Lightgun shooter 2006
Faster Than Speed[4] Sammy Racing 2004
Fist of the North Star Hokuto No Ken Sega, Arc System Works Fighting 2005
Guilty Gear Isuka[5] Sammy, Arc System Works Fighting 2003
Guilty Gear X Version 1.5 Sammy, Arc System Works Fighting 2003
Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits Sammy, IGS Beat 'em up 2003
Maximum Speed[6] Sammy, SIMS Racing 2003
Metal Slug 6 Sega, SNK Playmore Platformer 2006
Miracle Stadium Sammy Sports 2005
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Sega, SNK Playmore Fighting 2005
Net Select Keiba Victory Furlong Sammy Sports 2005
Net Select Salary Man Kintarou Sammy Mahjong 2004
Ranger Mission[1] Sammy Lightgun shooter 2004
Samurai Shodown VI Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden Sega, SNK Playmore Fighting 2005
Sega Bass Fishing Challenge Sega Amusement USA Sports 2009
Sega Clay Challenge[1] Sega Amusement USA Lightgun shooter 2008
Sports Shooting USA[1] Sammy Lightgun shooter 2003
The King of Fighters Neowave Sammy, SNK Playmore Fighting 2004
The King of Fighters XI Sega, SNK Playmore Fighting 2005
The Rumble Fish Sammy, Dimps Fighting 2004
The Rumble Fish 2[5] Sega, Dimps Fighting 2005
Wai Wai Drive[1] Sammy Action 2005

Unreleased[edit]

  • Sushi Bar (Sammy, 2003)
  • Premier Eleven (Sammy/Dimps, 2003)
  • Chase 1929 (Sammy, 2004)
  • Force Five (Sammy, 2004)[7]
  • Kenju (Sammy / DreamFactory, 2004)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Dreamcast Atomiswave Ports". RetroRGB. 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  2. ^ Perez, George (November 19, 2020). "Arc System Works' Fist of the North Star & Demolish Fist have been ported to SEGA Dreamcast". SEGAbits. Archived from the original on 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  3. ^ Perez, George (November 16, 2020). "Shoot 'em up 'Dolphin Blue' arcade gets SEGA Dreamcast port". SEGAbits. Archived from the original on 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  4. ^ Perez, George (November 14, 2020). "'Faster Than Speed' is the newest SEGA Dreamcast Atomiswave port". SEGAbits. Archived from the original on 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  5. ^ a b Perez, George (November 24, 2020). "Guilty Gear Isuka and Rumble Fish 2 have now been ported to SEGA Dreamcast". SEGAbits. Archived from the original on 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  6. ^ "Maximum Speed for the Sega Dreamcast – Atomiswave conversion from YZB". arcadepunks.com. Arcade Punks. November 16, 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-11-17. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  7. ^ https://mag.mo5.com/actu/196012/force-five-un-autre-inedit-de-larcade-ressuscite-sur-dreamcast/
  8. ^ Verdin, Guillaume (February 16, 2021). "Kenju, un inédit de l'arcade ressuscité sur Dreamcast". MO5.com (in French). Association MO5.COM. Archived from the original on 2021-02-27. Retrieved 2021-02-27.

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