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Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Force
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Hikaru, Xbox 360
Genre: Shooting Action






























Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2001 ¥?  ?


Xbox 360
JP
¥5,800 (6,090) JES1-00078
Xbox 360
JP (Memorial Box)
¥10,290 JES1-00078
Xbox 360
JP (Platinum)
¥2,800 (2,940) JES1-00227
Xbox 360
JP (Download)
pts [[Category:JP Xbox 360 games]]
Xbox 360
AS
? ?




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Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Force (電脳戦機バーチャロン フォース) is an arcade game developed by Hitmaker for the Sega Hikaru arcade platform in 2001. Despite its potentially misleading name, Force is a sequel to Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram, standing as the third "generation" in the series. It has thus far never seen a release outside of Japan (however, it is region free).

Several minor variants of Virtual-On: Force exist; 7.5, 7.6 and 7.7. Unlike the revisions of Oratorio Tangram the updates exist only to balance characters and address bugs.

Gameplay

The primary new feature of Virtual-On: Force, alluded to in the game's name, is the ability for four players to compete simultaneously, replacing the one-on-one battles seen in prior games.

Virtuaroids

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram introduced the concept of a Virtuaroid "series", in which multiple variants of a Virtuaroid are playable (in that game this applies to the APHARMD B and APHARMD S, differing only by the components that are equipped). In Virtual-On: Force, this is applicable to all Virtuaroids, significantly boosting the character roster.

On top of this, each of the main Virtuaroids have ten different selectable palettes (as opposed to the two seen in previous games).

TEMJIN 707 Series

TEMJIN 707J (MBV-707-J)
TEMJIN 707J+ (MBV-707-J+)
TEMJIN 707J/c (MBV-707-J/c)
10/80 adv (MBV-04-10/80adv)
Is also listed under the TEMJIN 747 series

APHARMD J Series

APHARMD J typeC (RVR-24-C)
APHARMD J typeA (RVR-20-A)
APHARMD J typeG (RVR-28-G)
APHARMD J typeX (RVR-81-X)
APHARMD J typeM (RVR-27-M)

Fei-Yen Series

Fei-Yen with VividHeart (TF-14 A)
Fei-Yen with BlueHeart (TF-14 B)
Fei-Yen with PanicHeart (TF-14 C)
Fei-Yen with Cinderella Heart (TF-14 M)

VOX Series

Dan (VOX D-101)
Age (VOX A-300)
Joe (VOX J-500)
Jane (VOX J-504)
Danny (VOX D-102)
Bob (VOX B-240)
U-ta (VOX U-303)
Mariko (VOX M-400)
Tetsuo (VOX T-400)

MYZR Series

MYZR Δ (YZR-8000 Δ)
MYZR Η (YZR-8000 Η)
MYZR Γ (YZR-8000 Γ)

RAIDEN Series

BAL Series

RAIDEN 512E2 (HBV-512-E2)
RAIDEN 512E1 (HBV-512-E1)
RAIDEN 512A (HBV-512-A)
RAIDEN 512D (HBV-512-D)
RAIDEN 512N2 (HBV-512-N2)
RAIDEN 512N1 (HBV-512-N1)
BAL d MEORA (XBV-821 m-N)
BAL b CISTA (XBV-821 m-A)
BAL v TIGLA (XBV-821 m-F)
BAL m RINO (XBV-821 f-S)
BAL m LANDA (XBV-821 f-C)
BAL s RIMSO (XBV-821 f-E)

SPECINEFF Series

SPECINEFF 13 "The Sin" (YZR-XIII sin)
SPECINEFF 13 "The War" (YZR-XIII war)
SPECINEFF 13 "The End" (YZR-XIII end)

ANGELAN Series

Angelan MH (TA-17 L)
Angelan WH (TA-17 S)
Angelan SH (TA-17 H)

TEMJIN 747 Series

TEMJIN 747A (MBV-747-A)
TEMJIN 747F (MBV-747-F)
TEMJIN 747H (MBV-747-H)
TEMJIN 747T (MBV-747-T)

APHARMD T Series

APHARMD T typeF (RVR-36-F)
APHARMD T typeD (RVR-62-D)
APHARMD T typeB (RVR-77-B)
APHARMD T typeX (RVR-77-X)

KAGEKIYO Series

Something in Japanese 1
Something in Japanese 2
Something in Japanese 3
Something in Japanese 4
Something in Japanese 5

Others

Guarayakha (TG-11-M)

History

Legacy

Unlike its predecessors, Virtual-On: Force was not released for home platforms of the day, but was eventually brought to the Japanese Xbox 360 in 2010. Instead home console owners would receive Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Marz in 2003, a game derived from Force but with numerous additions for the home market.

Initially the Xbox 360 version also came in a "Memorial Box" to celebrate fifteen years of Virtual-On. It was distributed with Dennou Senki Virtual-On Official Sound Data 4x6 and a code which, when redeemed, allows players to chose extra "bust" sizes for the "female" Virtuaroid characters.

Production credits

Virtual-On Works
Cabinet
Special Thanks...

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Force/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

Hikaru version

Hikaru, JP
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Flyer

Xbox 360 version

Xbox 360, JP
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, JP
(Memorial Box)
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Cover
Xbox 360, JP
(Platinum)
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Cover
Xbox 360, Asia
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Cover
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Disc

External links


Games in the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Series
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (1995) | Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.2 (Ver. 5.4 | Ver. 5.66) (1998-2000) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On: Force (2001) | Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Marz (2003) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 31: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (2007)
Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki Virtual-On (2018)
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On related media
Music
Dennou Senki Virtual-On Official Sound Data (1996) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On "Cyber Net Rhapsody": Episode‏‎ 14 (1996) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Episode 16: Counterpoint 009A (1997) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram Official Sound Data DNA Side (1999) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram Official Sound Data RNA Side (1999) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Remixes Oratorio Tangram (1999) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram For Dreamcast Official Sound Data (1999) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram For Dreamcast Club Trax Sound (2000) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force Official Sound Data Ver 7.5 (2001) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force Official Sound Data: Marsinal (2002) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Marz Official Sound Data (2003) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Original Sound Track (2007) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Official Sound Data 4x6 (2010)
Book
Loads

Dennou Senki Virtual-On Dennou Kouryaku Manual (1996) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Perfect Guide (1997) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Pilot Manual for Saturn (1997) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram Official Guide (1998) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram Perfect Playing Manual (2001) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force Handbook (2002) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Marz Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Marz: The Complete Guide (2003) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Marz Perfect Book (2003) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force Masters Guide (2010) | Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennou Senki Virtual-On‎ (2016)

Film
Sega Official Video Library Vol. 3: Dennou Senki Virtual-On (1996) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram Manual or Visual (2000) | Dennou Senki Virtual-On 10th Anniversary We are the Champions (2006)