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|Publisher: Eidos Interactive (US/EU), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (JP)|
|Developer: Eidos Interactive|
|System(s): Sega Saturn|
|Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)|
|Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer Joystick, Mission Stick (JP)|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Crimewave (クライムウェーブ) is a car-based shoot-'em-up developed and published by Eidos Interactive for the Sega Saturn in 1996. It is a Saturn exclusive, and not to be confused with the similarly titled "Crime Wave" seen on Amiga, Atari ST and DOS computers in 1990. Likewise it should not be confused with the 1983 Apple II "Crime Wave" game.
The game has the player drive one of eight vehicles around a city destroying criminals. The city is split into sections, which can only be accessed when crime levels have fallen to a certain value.
Artist Joe Groombridge managed to sneak in "risqué artwork" in the red light districts in the game, as the publishers never noticed. A Confederate flag on the top of a car was spotted, however, and was removed from the North American release in fear of offending customers.
- Program and Game Director: Jim Blackler
- Art Work: Joe Groombridge
- Levels and Additional Artwork: David Banner
- Music Composition: Joe Myers, Designed by the Crimewave Team
- Sound Effects and Additional Music: Mike Ash
- Packaging and Manual Design: Diana John
- Producer: Tom Marx
- Squad QA: Mike McHale, Matt Miller, Philip Baker, Brian Schorr, Mike Schmitt, Frank Hom
- Marketing Squad: Paul Baldwin, Gary Keith, Sutton Trout, Kelly Zavislak, Lee Wilkinson
- Special Thanks to: Anamaria Hernandez, James Poole and T Mann
- Source: US manual
- Main article: Crimewave/Magazine articles.
#29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
#0504: "Volume 5, Issue 4: April 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
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