Dennou Senki Virtual-On Special

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Dennou Senki Virtual-On Special
System(s): Sega Model 3
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Fighting

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
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Dennou Senki Virtual-On Special (電脳戦機バーチャロン スペシャル) was a medium-scale attraction based on Dennou Senki Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.2 that was available at Joypolis venues in the late 1990s.

Running on Model 3 hardware like the original game, the attraction is believed to have used a cut-down version of Oratorio Tangram. It retained 2-player functionality with the inclusion of two linked units, and an extra 50 inch projection screen displaying gameplay stationed between them.

The design of the units took inspiration from the older R360, something noted in coverage of the attraction. However, their range of motion was significantly smaller, allowing for only 30 degrees of left and right rotation on one axis, as well as limited seat movement of 5cm in four directions.

History

Virtual-On Special debuted at Umeda Joypolis on its opening day of 28 November 1998. Its time at the location was short, and by 18 April 1999 had been relocated to Shinjuku Joypolis. It is thought to have been removed a few months before the venue's permanent closure in August 2000, and no subsequent records exist of it appearing in any other Joypolis locations.

Magazine articles

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

Gallery

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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