Russell Dawe

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Russell B. Dawe
Birth Place
Nationality American   USA.svg
Aliases Rusty Dawe, R Dawe

Russell Dawe (better known as Rusty Dawe) is an American video game developer who worked at Atari. While he did not compose video game music, he programmed the prolific RPM sound driver used in Atari's early arcade games, which was later expanded by Dennis Harper to support the YM2151 sound chip, and later retitled RPM-2.

Other than him being confirmed programming RPM, there is little known about Russell.

Ed Logg, a programmer at Atari, reportedly verified Rusty's involvement in programming the NES version of RPM. [1]


Note: This list is incomplete.

Released Title Sample Notes
1982-12-?? Quantum (ARC) Sound Driver
1983-??-?? Major Havoc (ARC) Sound Driver
1984-??-?? I, Robot (ARC) Sound Driver
1984-02-?? Cloak & Dagger (ARC) Sound Driver
1984-??-?? Return of the Jedi (ARC) Sound Driver
1984-??-?? Marble Madness (ARC) Sound Driver
1985-??-?? Peter Pack Rat (ARC) Sound Driver
1985-??-?? Paperboy (ARC) Sound Driver
1985-??-?? Gauntlet (ARC) Sound Driver
1986-??-?? Road Runner (ARC) Sound Driver
1986-04-?? Super Sprint (ARC) Sound Driver
1986-09-?? Championship Sprint (ARC) Sound Driver
1987-07-?? APB All Points Bulletin (ARC) Sound Driver
1987-??-?? RoadBlasters (ARC) Sound Driver
1988-??-?? Vindicators (ARC) Sound Driver
1989-09-?? Tetris: Atari (ARC)
Sound Driver
1989-11-?? Skull & Crossbones (ARC) Sound Driver
1990-01-?? BadLands (ARC) Sound Driver
1990-07-?? Hydra (ARC) Sound Driver
1990-08-?? Pit-Fighter (ARC) Sound Driver
1991-04-?? Batman (ARC) Sound Driver
1991-??-?? Steel Talons (ARC) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Guardians of the Hood (ARC) Sound Driver
1992-??-?? Relief Pitcher (ARC) Sound Driver
Unreleased Arcade Classics (ARC) Sound Driver