Atomiswave

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The Atomiswave is a custom arcade system board and cabinet from Sammy Corporation. It is based on Sega's NAOMI system board (thus it's common to see the "Sega" logo on its boot up screen). 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 lightguns 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]

  • CPU: Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC CPU 200 MHz
  • Graphics processor: PowerVR 2 100 MHz
    • Polygon performance: 3 to 5 million polygons/sec
    • Rendering speed: 500 M pixels/sec
    • Additional features: bump mapping, fog, alpha-blending (transparency), mip mapping (polygon-texture auto switch), tri-*linear filtering, anti-aliasing, environment mapping, and specular effect
  • Sound processor: ARM7 Yamaha AICA (with internal 32-bit RISC CPU, 64 channel ADPCM) 45 MHz
  • Memory
    • System: 16 MB
    • Graphics: 16 MB
    • Sound: 8 MB
  • Storage media: ROM board

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 Developer 1 Developer 2 Year
Animal Basket Hustle Tamaire Kyousou Sammy Moss 2005
Block Pong Pong Sammy 2005
Demolish Fist Sammy Dimps 2003
Dirty Pigskin Football Play Mechanix 2006
Dolphin Blue Sammy 2003
Extreme Hunting Sammy 2005
Extreme Hunting 2 Tournament Edition Sega Amusement USA 2006
Faster Than Speed Sammy 2004
Fist of the North Star Hokuto No Ken Sega ARC System Works 2005
Guilty Gear Isuka Sammy ARC System Works 2003
Guilty Gear X Version 1.5 Sammy ARC System Works 2003
Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits Sammy IGS 2003
Maximum Speed Sammy 2003
Metal Slug 6 Sega SNK Playmore 2006
Miracle Stadium Sammy 2005
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Sega SNK Playmore 2005
Neowave: The King of Fighters Sammy SNK Playmore 2004
Net Select Keiba Victory Furlong Sammy 2005
Net Select Salary Man Kintarou Sammy 2004
Premier Eleven Sammy Dimps 2003
Ranger Mission Sammy 2004
Samurai Shodown VI Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden Sega SNK Playmore 2005
Sega Bass Fishing Challenge Sega Amusement USA 2009
Sega Clay Challenge Sega Amusement USA 2008
Sports Shooting USA Sammy 2003
Sushi Bar Sammy 2003
The King of Fighters XI Sega SNK Playmore 2005
The King of Fighters: Sky Stage Namco SNK Playmore 2005
The Rumble Fish Sammy Dimps 2004
The Rumble Fish 2 Sega Dimps 2005
Wai Wai Drive Sammy 2005

Unreleased[edit]

  • Chase 1929 (Sammy, 2004)
  • Force Five (Sammy, 2004)
  • Kenju (Sammy / DreamFactory, 2004)

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