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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:
Arcade (Model 3)
Sega
Sega Dreamcast
Activision (US)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega (Japan)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Dreamcast Twin Stick, Dreamcast Taisen Cable, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Action Shooting[2]






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 3)
JP
¥? ?
















Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090) HDR-0040
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Dorikore)
¥2,800 (2,940) HDR-0040-1
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95 T-13004N
ESRB: Teen

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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.

Gameplay

In Ver. 5.2 and the original Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, Virtuaroids were powered by Sega Saturns. In this version (and Ver. 5.66) they are powered by Sega Dreamcasts.

Versions

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[4]. Sega initially limited its use during testing, allowing only 5,000 players to compete at any one time[4], and the service could only be paid for via WebMoney cards[4].

Localised names

Also known as
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)

Production credits

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram
Virtual-On Works
Network Versus Support Staff
  • 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
  • Dwango:
    • Network system design: Nobuo Kawakami
    • Programmer: Makoto Nakano, Keiichi Suzuki, Daichi Honda
    • Debug: Sho Nagano, Takeshi Furuya, Takuji Ogawa, Naoto Fuse
Opening & Ending Movie
  • Buildup Entertainment co., ltd.:
    • Producer: Nobuya Okabe
    • CG Animator: Toru Ikeuchi, Takayuki Hayama, Koichi Hirata, Naoto Oonuki, Hirotaka Yokobayashi
    • Sound design: Michael Verta
  • Tangram's Voice: Kikuko Inoue
Movie Encoding
Peripheral


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Magazine articles

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.

Promotional material

GamePro US 141.pdfGamePro US 141.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #141: "June 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

EGM US 132.pdfEGM US 132.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #132: "July 2000" (2000-06-06)

NextLevel AR 18.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Next Level (AR) #18: "Julio 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 [5]
90 No results[6]
80 [7]
70 [8]
98 №574, p34
Sega Dreamcast
86
Based on
5 reviews

Dreamcast, JP
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, JP (Dorikore)

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
CyberTroopersDCUSManual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

References


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)
Dennou Senki Virtual-On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no 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: Toaru Majutsu no 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)
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