unMAMEd Namco Games

For a more complete listing of games check out System 16.


New Bosconian (Namco [ever finished/released?], 82)
Not sure where the source of this entry ever came from - anyone? I don't think it's referring to "Bosconian (new version)" in MAME.


Assassin (Namco [ever finished/released?], 86)
Developed in the United States.


Alice in Wonderland (Namco [system 1], 88)
Alice in Wonderland is in MAME under the Japanese version Marchen Maze. It's the last known undumped System 1 variant, and so is on the Most Wanted list.


Bubble Trouble: Golly! Ghost! 2 (Namco [system 2], 92)
Working in MAME, however mechanical background graphics are not yet supported.


Driver's Eyes (Namco [system 21], 87)
Air Combat (Namco [system 21], 92)

Picture from the MAME WIP page. For the full size image, click on the above picture.

Pictures from MAME testdriver, courtesy of beppe.
SimDrive (Namco [system 22], 92)
Not released - used full size car like Ridge Racer Full Scale. Japanese pronunciation had led to this being called "ShimDrive". More info is at System 16.
Cybersled (Namco [system 21], 93)

Picture from the MAME WIP page. For the full size image, click on the above picture.

Pictures taken from Emulation Status.
Game description from Duncan:
CyberSled is a distant descendant of Battlezone. Two players (versus each other or the computer) duke it out in hovertanks inside a closed arena. It featured selectable vehicles, lots of multiplayer options and a training mode for getting used to the dual-joystick controls. Graphics are similar to Solvalou in that they're untextured polygons. The game was ported to the PlayStation when that system was first released a couple of years later.
Of the System 21 games, Winning Run '91, Solvalou, Air Combat (US and Japan), Starblade, and Cyber Sled are dumped.
More information (R. Belmont):
System 21 hardware lineup is:
CPU Board: 2 68000 CPUs (master/slave for main game), 1 6809 for sound (the CPU board itself is the same as Namco System 2 already in MAME, including the same memory map, sound chips and interrupt controller chip. The video part of the memory map is of course different though).
Math board: *5* DSPs for 3D math (might be TMS32c020s, but I can't find my S21 board scans now to double-check.) Each DSP has it's own RAM and ROMs IIRC.
Video board: custom undocumented Namco polygon generator hardware
Have fun ;-)


Eunos Roadster Driving Simulator (Namco w/Mazda, 89)


Pac Attack (Namco, 92)
There are good Super Famicom versions of this Tetris-style game. The gameplay is exactly the same between Cosmo Gang the Puzzle and Pac Attack. This entry exists because I actually saw the game in an arcade around this time - I believe it was at Southland Mall in Hayward, CA. There seems to be zero information about an arcade release which makes me wonder if it was a home console rigged to an arcade cabinet kind of deal.


Battalion (Namco, 93)

Pictures taken from YouTube video.
Crude version of the earlier Namco game Tank Battalion. I haven't found any information about Battalion, other than the YouTube video which describes it as a "Video Mini PCB". Anyone know more about it? Thanks to Diet Go Go Fan for pointing this one out.


Air Combat 22 (Namco [super system 22], 95)

Pictures taken from Arcade Flyer Archive
Alpine Surfer (Namco [super system 22], 96)
Tokyo Wars (Namco [super system 22], 96)
Tokyo Wars boots up and looks pretty good, but isn't working properly.
Why they're not emulated (Stroff):
There is work being done to emulate the actual BIOS, which will add sound to the Super System22 games, help answer questions about sys22 sound, and remove the need for game-specific I/O hacks.


Tekken 2 (Namco [system 11], 95)
Only version C (if it exists) is a most wanted ROM - versions A and B are dumped.
Soul Edge / Soul Blade (Namco [system 11], 96)
Only version B is a most wanted ROM - versions A and C are dumped.


Downhill Bikers (Namco [System 23], 97)
Final Furlong (Namco [System 23], 97)
Gunmen Wars (Namco [System 23], 98)
Race On! (Namco [System 23], 98)
500 GP (Namco [System 23], 99)
Final Furlong 2 (Namco [System 23], 99)
Crisis Zone (Namco [System 23], 2000)
From WHATSNEW.TXT:
Preliminary driver 'Hopeless Hardware' doesn't do anything yet.


Rapid River (Namco, 97)


Time Crisis 2 (Namco, 97)


Motocross Go! (Namco, 97)


Ren-ai Quiz High School Angel / Seishun Quiz Colorful High School (Namco [unreleased prototype, System 10 hardware], 99)


Derby Quiz My Dream Horse (Namco [System 12 hardware], 98)


Panic Park (Namco, 98)


開運クイズ [Kaiun Quiz] (Namco, 99)

Pictures taken from Arcade Flyer Archive


Bust a Move 2 (Namco, 99)
Info from MameC:
Need to figure out how the game streams audio from the hard drive.


Namco Stars (Namco, 2000)


Super World Stadium 2000 (Namco, 2000)


World Kicks (Namco/Capcom, 2000)
Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Toukon Retsuden 4 Arcade Edition (Capcom/Namco, 2000)
Ninja Assault (Capcom/Namco, 2000)
Gun Survivor 2: Bio Hazard Code Veronica (Namco/Capcom, 2001)
Mazan: Flash of the Blade (Capcom/Namco, 2002)


Uchuu Daisakusen: Chocovader Contactee (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2000)
Point Blank 3 / Gunbalina (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2000)
Mr. Driller 2 (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2000)
Gekitoride-Jong Space (Namco/Metro [System 10 hardware], 2001)
Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2001)
Mr. Driller G (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2001)
Star Trigon (Namco [System 10 hardware], 2001)


Wangan Midnight (Namco, 2001)


Panicuru Panekuru (Namco, 2002)


Ridge Racer V Arcade Battle (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2001)
Smash Court Pro Tournament (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2002)
Dragon Chronicles (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2002)
Netchu Pro Yakyuu 2002 (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2002)
Soul Calibur II (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2002)
Tekken 4 (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2002)
Time Crisis 3 (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2003)
Capcom Fighting Jam (Namco/Capcom [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2004)
Quiz and Variety Sukusuku Inufuku 2 (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2004)
Soul Calibur III (Namco [System 246 PS2 based HW], 2005)


NFL Classic Football (Namco, 2003)


Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 2 (Namco, 2005)


Mario Kart Arcade GP (Namco, 2005)


Tekken 5.1 (Namco [System 256 PS2 based HW], 2005)
Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix (Namco [System 256 PS2 based HW], 2006)
Taiko no Tatsujin 9 (Namco [System 256 PS2 based HW], 2006)
Taiko no Tatsujin 10 (Namco [System 256 PS2 based HW], 2007)


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