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Jump Pack
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥1,800 (1,890) HKT-8600
Sega Dreamcast
US
MK-50154
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-55154-50
Sega Dreamcast
PL
139zł

The Jump Pack (referred to as the Vibration Pack in Europe and the Puru Puru Pack (ぷるぷるパック) in Japan) is a insertable accessory for the Dreamcast controller's expansion ports. When placed in the controller, it allow compatible games to give force feedback to the controller, a concept pioneered by Nintendo with the Nintendo 64.

Hardware

The Jump Pack is similar in appearance to a VMU, though has no screen, buttons or memory capabilities. The accessory is bulkier at the back, meaning the preferred position is to place it in the second second expansion slot (some third party alternatives are built in such a way where this is not necessary). Because the Jump Pack is removable, it can be placed in a number of other Dreamcast controllers - for example, in theory it could be placed inside the Dreamcast Gun giving the controller a more realistic feel when firing.

Dreamcast was the last console to have a removable vibration pack. All future consoles have had the technology built in to the controller.

List of compatible games

In contrast to the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation which received their vibration options some years after going on sale, the Dreamcast's Jump Pack was available from the beginning, and so is widely used across its library of games. Support is usually only omitted in game genres where vibration would make no sense - the only optional peripheral that is more widely used is the Visual Memory Unit.

Gallery

Official photographs

Magazine articles

Main article: Jump Pack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

NextLevel AR 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Next Level (AR) #11: "Diciembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Retail Packaging

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Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, EU
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Vibration Pack DC EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
Puru Puru Pack DC JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Shipping Boxes

Dreamcast, EU
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References


Sega Dreamcast
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Controller Connectors DC Tsunaident 123 | Dream Connection 2 in 1 | Dream Connection 4 in 1 | Dream Connection II | Super Converter 3 | Total Control | Total Control 2 | Total Control Plus | Total Control 3 | Total Control 5
Development Hardware Dev.Box | Controller Box | Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | GD-ROM Duplicator
Online Services/Add-ons Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone
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Dreamcast MIDI Interface Cable | Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Setsuzoku Cable | Taisen Cable

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