Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the SEGA NAOMI system?
2. What is the SEGA NAOMI GD-Rom system?
3. What is the NAOMI 2 system?
4. How much does a SEGA NAOMI system cost?
5. Is the SEGA NAOMI JAMMA-compatible?
6. Are the NAOMI->Dreamcast conversions perfect ports?
7. How do I play the SEGA NAOMI setup on my TV?
8. What’s the current status of the SEGA NAOMI?
9. I want to get a SEGA NAOMI system
The SEGA NAOMI System is Sega’s Dreamcast hardware for the arcade, it is basically a Dreamcast with twice as much memory, it is Capable of accurately playing 2D & 3D games.
The NAOMI GD-Rom is an add on for the NAOMI that greatly expands the library of games, there are 2 items to the GD-Rom setup as follows:
The first is the GD-Rom unit, it attaches to the side of the NAOMI.
The 2nd item is the DIMM board, this attaches where a normal NAOMI cart would, it is a Cart that is full of RAM.
The NAOMI GD-Rom initially loads the game onto the DIMM board, this removes any additional loading after the power up load, well that is if your battery back-up has not died, if so you have to re-load evertime the system is powered up.
The NAOMI 2 system is the NAOMI’s big brother. It has twice the memory as the NAOMI, and is fully backwards compatible with all Naomi and GD-Rom games.
How much does a SEGA NAOMI system cost?
Even though the SEGA NAOMI system has been out for over 5 years now, it’s just
now starting to get within a « personal consumers » price tag.
Expect a price tag for the Motherboard to be around $100, Naomi 2 should be around $350 & the Gd-Kit $290.
The cartridges/GD-Roms will run anywhere from $10 up to $400.
The Capcom I/O board runs for about $150-$200, the better option for most gamers, the cheaper Sega 1 can be found for as little as $100.
Goto www.xe.com for exchange rates for your country.
NO. The NAOMI is JAMMA-2 Standard. It outputs a video signal of VGA, and the controls are USB. BUT! with a simple I/O converter it can be. Check HERE for additional information on I/O boards.
Not always. Most of the time the ports are « arcade perfect », but some games (like crazy taxi) require more memory than the Dreamcast has, thus some quality must be lost in order to port the game.
You need a machine called a Super Gun, which is an RGB->NTSC
converter, and JAMMA harness all in one! BUT REMEMBER! the NAOMI’s video signal outputs VGA standard! This means that you can simply plug your NAOMI into your computer monitor without any converter.
The NAOMI Cart system is no longer supported. Games are still being produced for the NAOMI GD-Rom, as well as its big brother, the NAOMI 2 Cart System and There GD-Rom games.
The best place to buy a NAOMI system is from a reputable operator. Click HERE to see the list of reputable operators. Another good source is Ebay, but be careful who you buy from.