Dreamcast Atomiswave Ports

Here’s a list of all the Atomiswave games that have been ported to the Dreamcast:

These games were converted by megavolt85 and all credit should go to them.  As a note, these conversions seem to work fine when burned to a disc, or used on the MODE Optical Drive Emulator, however GDEmu users might need to set “image_tests=0” in the gdemu.ini.

Demolish Fist

Dirty Pigskin Football

Dolphin Blue

Faster Than Speed

Fist of the North Star

Guilty Gear Isuka

Guilty Gear X

King Of Fighters XI

Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits

Maximum Speed

Metal Slug 6

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum

Neowave: The King of Fighters

Ranger Mission

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish 2

Samurai Shodown VI (Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden)

 

What is Atomiswave?:

The Atomiswave arcade platform is seen by many as a spiritual successor to the Neo Geo MVS, being a collaboration between Sammy, SNK, and Sega. Interestingly, it was very similar to the Dreamcast hardware, even more so than the Sega Naomi. Unlike Naomi though, Atomiswave has been largely overlooked due to its rarity and relative failure to successfully break into arcades. The Dreamcast Junkyard has a great piece on the history of the Atomiswave with more technical details that I encourage you to check out.

 

How can Atomiswave games run on the Dreamcast?:

Unlike the Sega Naomi arcade platform, the Atomiswave uses pretty much the same hardware.  While the GDROM and discs are replaced with cartridges, the main processors and RAM are the same.  The main difference between the Dreamcast and Atomiswave are how it processes it’s I/O and that’s what these conversions are centered around.  For more info, please check out the video below:

 

Here’s a full list of official Atomiswave arcade games:

Some of these games have already received official ports to other consoles, or were themselves ports of existing games.  Anything marked with a * is an Atomiswave exclusive:

*Animal Basket
Block Pong Pong
*Demolish Fist
*Dirty Pigskin Football
*Dolphin Blue
*Extreme Hunting
*Extreme Hunting 2 Tournament Edition
*Faster Than Speed
Fist of the North Star
*Force Five (unreleased)
Guilty Gear Isuka
*Guilty Gear X Version 1.5
Kenju (unreleased?)
*Knights of Valour: The Seven Spirits
*Maximum Speed
Metal Slug 6
Miracle Stadium
NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
Neowave: The King of Fighters
*Net Select Keiba Victory Furlong
Net Select Salary Man Kintarou
*Premier Eleven
*Ranger Mission
*Samurai Shodown VI
*Salaried Worker Golden Taro
*Sega Bass Fishing Challenge
*Sega Clay Challenge
*Sports Shooting USA
*Sushi Bar
The King of Fighters XI
The Rumble Fish
*The Rumble Fish 2
Wai Wai Drive