|Dennou Senki Net Merc|
|Developer: Sega, Virtuality|
|System(s): Sega Model 1|
|Number of players: 1|
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Dennou Senki Net Merc was unique in that uses the "Sega Net Merc" system, comprised of a Sega VR virtual reality headset (similar to those found in the VR-1) and a specialised cabinet, allowing players to explore a virtual world and shoot enemies. For a brief period the project was known as TecWar, but changed its name to avoid potential conflicts with William Shatner's TekWar novels (and subsequent video game).
It first appeared at the Amusement Machine Show 1994 (as TecWar), before re-appearing at AOU Show 1995. However, the relatively simplistic graphics generated by the Model 1 board (compared to say, the Sega Model 2 game Sega Rally Championship which was also on show at AOU 1995) were seemingly not well received.
The project was developed in the offices of Sega AM3, with two programmers and two artists from Virtuality in the UK. Roughly 70 units made it into production, the vast majority of which never left Japan.
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|VR-1 | Dennou Senki Net Merc|
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