NIWA was the name of a shop selling pirated games, located near Milan/Italy. they ripped the original intros and put their lame one in front of the games.
so they were double lame: they were recrackers and they made profit selling pirated games (which was probably legal in Italy those years, but still they don't get my respect... ).
happy new year to everyone! I mean happy 2012, even if you read this comment in 2027... :)