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Amusement Vision
Amusement Vision

Amusement Vision, Ltd. is a video game developer formerly known as SEGA AM4. AM4 was a special research department of SEGA known for the development of arcade games such as Daytona USA (1994). Image File history File links Logo_avision. ... Image File history File links Logo_avision. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Sega (セガ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. ...


Amusement Vision was formed in 2000 and was currently considered to be a second-party developer to SEGA. But in July 1 (2004), Sega's seven subsidiaries: Sega Wow, Sega AM2, Hitmaker, Sonic Team, Smilebit, Amusement Vision, and Digitalrex became integrating back into Sega following the merge between the two companies, SEGA and SAMMY, a Japanese holding company (Sega Sammy Holdings), was formed. In the video game industry, a second-party developer is a developer who, while being a separate entity from any console manufacturer, is tied to a specific one usually through contract or partial ownership and makes games specifically for that console manufacturer. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... You may be looking for the Sega Corporation which is still maintained on its own article. ...

Contents


Games developed by AM4

  • Daytona USA — (1994) (Arcade)
  • Daytona USA 2: Battle On The Edge — (1998) (Arcade)
  • SpikeOut Digital Battle Online — (1998) (Arcade)
  • Daytona USA 2: Power Edition — (1998) (Arcade)
  • SpikeOut Final Edition — (1999) (Arcade)

Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. ...

Games developed by Amusement Vision (Ltd.)

Sega Dreamcast The Sega Dreamcast (Japanese: ドリームキャスト; code-named Katana during development) was Segas last video game console. ... The Virtua Striker video games are soccer games created by the AM4/Amusement Vision group of Sega. ... Super Monkey Ball is an arcade-style platform game developed by Amusement Vision and distributed by Sega. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... F-Zero AX is an arcade racing game and the latest addition of the F-Zero franchise established on the Super Nintendo, released alongside of its Nintendo GameCube counterpart, F-Zero GX, and so far the only arcade title in the series. ... F-Zero GX is a GameCube video game that is part of the F-Zero series of games. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... F-Zero AX is an arcade racing game and the latest addition of the F-Zero franchise established on the Super Nintendo, released alongside of its Nintendo GameCube counterpart, F-Zero GX, and so far the only arcade title in the series. ... Nokia N-Gage phone (original version) The Nokia N-Gage is a mobile telephone and handheld game system based on the Nokia Series 60 platform. ... Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, more commonly referred to as Shining Force, is a 1992 turn-based strategy role playing video game for the Sega Genesis console. ... The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. ...

Games developed by Smilebit Ltd. (see "Notes")

Jet Set Radio Future (often abbreviated JSRF), a video game developed by Smilebit and published by Sega, was released near the beginning of the Xboxs lifespan. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... GunValkyrie is a third-person shooter game that was developed by Smilebit and published by Sega for the Microsoft Xbox. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... Panzer Dragoon Orta is a video game developed by Smilebit for the Xbox. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ...

Games developed by Amusement Vision (Development Studio)

This article is in need of attention. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America and Puerto Rico, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is the second Super Monkey Ball game featured on a handheld (Behind Super Monkey Ball Jr. ... The Nintendo DS, (sometimes abbreviated NDS or DS), is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... Yakuza (龍が如く Ryū Ga Gotoku) is a Action/Adventure video game developed and published by Sega in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ...

Games in Development

  • Shining Road 2 — (2005) (Mobile Phone)
  • Shining Wind — (2006) (PlayStation 2)
  • Shining Force III Chronicle — (2006) (Mobile Phone)

Notes

The original Arcade Virtua Striker series was developed by Sega-AM2 (another Sega development studio) to Sega's Arcade Board "Model" Hardware and released in 1995 (Japan). Later the series moved to Amusement Vision with Virtua Striker 3. Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ...


Sega's Sega Saturn version of Daytona USA was developed by Sega-AM2 and released in 1995 (Japan) Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ...


Sega's Dreamcast title Daytona USA 2001 was released in the US under the title Daytona USA in March 2001.


Virtua Striker 3 was released to Dreamcast based arcade board Sega NAOMI 2 both in the ROM and GD-ROM format. In 2000, Sega debuted the NOAMI 2 arcade system board at JAMMA. NOAMI 2 offered improved graphics performance; by substituting the graphics-assembly of the previous NAOMI board with a new assembly composed of two PowerVR CLX2 GPUs and a VideoLogic Elan chip (for geometry transformation and lighting effects). ... ROM, Rom, or rom may refer to: Roma (people), whose members are called Rom (or Gypsy) Romany language (ISO 639 alpha-2, rom) Royal Ontario Museum Rom (Star Trek), the name of a Ferengi from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... GD-ROM is the proprietary optical disc format used by the Sega Dreamcast. ...


The Nintendo GameCube title Virtua Striker 3 ver.2002 was released in the US under the title Virtua Striker 2002 in May 2002.


Virtua Striker 2002 the Triforce Arcade Board based game and Virtua Striker 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube (US) are NOT the same game.


Virtua Striker 3 ver.2002 is a updated version from the Naomi Arcade Board based game Virtua Striker 3, and Virtua Striker 2002 the Triforce Arcade game use a new technology (based on the advanced Nintendo GameCube specs) and new data (new players, countries and improved controls)


Amusement Vision's game Super Monkey Ball to Nokia's N-Gage wasn't released in Japan due the ausence by Nokia in the japanese mobile phone market. Nokia Corporation NYSE: NOK is one of the worlds largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers. ...


F-Zero AX "Cycraft ver." is a updated version from the Triforce Arcade Board based game F-Zero AX the game use a new technology: the hydraulic cockpit called Cycraft. This "attraction" is exclusive of Sega's Amusement parks "Joypolis" in Japan. F-Zero AX is an arcade racing game and the latest addition of the F-Zero franchise established on the Super Nintendo, released alongside of its Nintendo GameCube counterpart, F-Zero GX, and so far the only arcade title in the series. ... F-Zero AX is an arcade racing game and the latest addition of the F-Zero franchise established on the Super Nintendo, released alongside of its Nintendo GameCube counterpart, F-Zero GX, and so far the only arcade title in the series. ...


Shining Force: Kuroki Ryu no Fukkatsu — (2004) (Game Boy Advance) also known as: Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon. This game was released to in the US in June 8, 2004 and published by Atlus. Atlus is a Japanese computer and video game developer and publisher. ...


January, 2004 the Smilebit's franchises: Panzer Dragoon Orta, GunValkyrie and Jet Set Radio became part of the Amusement Vision portfolio. Smilebit is a Japanese computer and video game developer founded in 2000. ...


Sega Chihiro arcade board title Ollie King was developed by many Smilebit's "Jet Set series" members. The Sega Chihiro system is an arcade system board based on the architecture of the Microsoft Xbox. ...


Shining game series for Mobile Phone was released only in Japan.


Super Monkey Ball DS — (2005) (Nintendo DS) also known as: Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll (in US) Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is the second Super Monkey Ball game featured on a handheld (Behind Super Monkey Ball Jr. ... Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll is the second Super Monkey Ball game featured on a handheld (Behind Super Monkey Ball Jr. ...


Ryu Ga Gotoku — (2005) (PlayStation 2) also known as: Yakuza (in US and EU) Yakuza (龍が如く RyÅ« Ga Gotoku) is a Action/Adventure video game developed and published by Sega in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2. ...


External links

  • Amusement Vision's official website - Because of Amusement Vision's merge with Sega, this website is no longer active. Only a "welcome" page remains.
  • Official F-Zero GX/AX website - Available in japanese and english.
  • NOA F-Zero GX webpage - Nintendo's GameCube game "F-Zero GX" webpage by Nintendo of America
  • Shining World - Sega's rpg series "Shining" official webpage (only in japanese)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Amusement Vision - definition of Amusement Vision in Encyclopedia (122 words)
Amusement Vision, Ltd. is a video game developer formerly known as SEGA AM4.
AM4 was a sepcial research department of SEGA known for the development of arcade games such as Virtua Striker (1994).
Amusement Vision was formed in 2000 and is currently considered to be a second-party developer to SEGA.
Amusement Vision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (654 words)
But in July 1 (2004), Sega's seven subsidiaries: Sega Wow, Sega AM2, Hitmaker, Sonic Team, Smilebit, Amusement Vision, and Digitalrex became integrating back into Sega following the merge between the two companies, SEGA and SAMMY, a Japanese holding company (Sega Sammy Holdings), was formed.
Amusement Vision's game Super Monkey Ball to Nokia's N-Gage wasn't released in Japan due the ausence by Nokia in the japanese mobile phone market.
Amusement Vision's official website - Because of Amusement Vision's merge with Sega, this website is no longer active.
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