Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4
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|Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4|
|System(s): Sega Model 3, Sega Dreamcast|
|Publisher: Sega Activision (US) Sega (Japan)|
|Developer: Sega AM3 CRI|
|Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Dreamcast Twin Stick, Dreamcast Taisen Cable, Visual Memory Unit|
|Genre: Action Shooting|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4, known as Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4 (電脳戦機バーチャロン オラトリオ・タングラム M.S.B.S. Ver.5.4) in Japan is an update to Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.2 and one of three major revisions of Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram. Ver. 5.4 is often considered to be the de facto version of Oratorio Tangram - it was originally released for Sega Model 3 hardware in 1999, then ported to the Sega Dreamcast later in the year.
Strictly speaking, the Dreamcast version is known internally as Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.45, as although it is based on Ver. 5.4, it contains some stages from the original Cyber Troopers Virtual-On and can be played in Ver. 5.2 mode once the option is unlocked.
Ver. 5.4 is much the same game as Ver. 5.2 but addresses perceived balance issues among other minor changes. It is also the first version to be released outside of Japan, although the Dreamcast port was not released in Europe. It was followed by a final revision, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.66
In Japan, the Dreamcast version was the first Dreamcast game to support online play. Sega initially limited its use during testing, allowing only 5,000 players to compete at any one time, and the service could only be paid for via WebMoney cards.
|Language||Localised Name||English Translation|
|English (US)||Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4||Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4|
|Japanese||Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4 (電脳戦機バーチャロン オラトリオ・タングラム M.S.B.S. Ver.5.4)|
- Software R&D #3 Dept.
- CSK Research Institute Corp. (CRI)
- Producer: Keisuke Chiwata
- Direction & Programming: Toru Kujirai
- Programmer: Masanori Sato, Makoto Sato, Hajime Take, Fuminari Furudate, Hajime Iwamoto
- Designer: Masakazu Yanagida, Satoshi Fujinuma, Kazuya Suzuki, Yuichi Matsui, Kozue Suzuki, Kenji Yamada
- Sound designer: Naoshi Kunisawa
- Debug: Masayoshi Iwai, Tomonori Sato, Gen Murayama, Takuo Yamashita
- Tool support: Hideo Gunji, Ryutaro Hayakawa
- System R&D: Tetsuya Kaku, Masahiro Seki, Takeshi Ito
- Software Technical Support & Development Dept.: Hiroyuki Inoue
- Network Business Division: Takeshi Shinohara, Kenichi Hiraiwa, Kiminori Kitahara, Takeshi Hotta, Youichi Hibiya, Atsushi Tanaka, Fung Xu
- Network system design: Nobuo Kawakami
- Programmer: Makoto Nakano, Keiichi Suzuki, Daichi Honda
- Debug: Sho Nagano, Takeshi Furuya, Takuji Ogawa, Naoto Fuse
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- Producer: Nobuya Okabe
- CG Animator: Toru Ikeuchi, Takayuki Hayama, Koichi Hirata, Naoto Oonuki, Hirotaka Yokobayashi
- Sound design: Michael Verta
- Tangram's Voice: Kikuko Inoue
- Twin Stick: Shigeru Shimozono, Akihito Awano, Kengo Nakao, Kyouhei Ohtani, Takashi Abe
- VS Cable: Hirokazu Hama
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- Main article: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.4/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Dreamcast Magazine (Japan)/Shinjitsu no Tama.
|Sega Retro Average|
|Dreamcast, JP (Dorikore)|
ROM dump status
- Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast
- File:Sega Arcade History JP EnterBrain Book-1.pdf, page 167
- http://sega.jp/dc/991019 (archived: 2009-11-10 09:27)
- Press release: 2000-06-07: Activision Ships Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram The Explosive Sega Dreamcast Sequel to Arcade Hit Virtual-On
- DC-UK, "May 2000" (UK; 2000-04-xx), page 64
- Dreamcast Magazine, "1999-39 (1999-12-17,24)" (JP; 1999-12-03), page 20
- Dreamcast Magazine, "1999-39 (1999-12-17,24)" (JP; 1999-12-03), page 33
- Dreamcast Magazine, "5" (UK; 2000-01-27), page 74/75 (74)
- Edge, "February 2000" (UK; 2000-01-26), page 76/77 (76)