Atomiswave

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Atomiswave
Manufacturer: Sammy
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
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Arcade
US
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Arcade
UK
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The Atomiswave, codenamed System X[2] is an arcade system created by Sammy. Based on the Sega Dreamcast console, it was designed as a low cost system for stand-alone locations such as pubs, bars and shopping centers[1], as opposed to larger arcade chains typically associated with Sega. Originally slated for release in 2002[3], the system went on sale in Japan in April 2003[1], followed by a North American and European release in 2004.

Similar to Sega's Dreamcast-based NAOMI board, the Atomiswave uses removable game cartridges, as well as a removable module for changing the control scheme. It was commonly believed that the Atomiswave has more VRAM and audio RAM than a Dreamcast, but this is not true. It does have different inputs, uses cartridges, and saves games differently. The Atomiswave was sold for half the price of the NAOMI (and its closest competitors). Games can connect to the internet using either the standard 56k system or through "AW-Net".

Initially Sammy built and marketed the machine by itself, however following the 2004 merger with Sega, Sega took over the maintenance and sales of Atomiswave products. The last Atomiswave game officially produced was Sega Bass Fishing Challenge in 2009.

Games

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Sega Arcade Boards
Originating in Arcades
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Fonz Galaxian Zaxxon Appoooh X Board Model 2 Hikaru Atomiswave
Blockade G80 Hang-On / Space Harrier Model 1 H1 Model 3 NAOMI 2
VIC Dual System 1 System 24 NAOMI
VCO Object LaserDisc System SP
System 2 System 18
System 16
OutRun System 32
Gigas
Y Board
Based on Consumer Hardware
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SG-1000 System E System C Triforce Europa-R RingEdge 2
Mega-Tech System Sega Titan Video Chihiro Nu
Mega Play Lindbergh
RingEdge
RingWide
Hardware Series / Generations
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Electro-mechanical systems Sega System series Sega NAOMI series
Discrete logic systems Super Scaler series Post-NAOMI systems
Pre-System boards Sega Model series