Virtua Athlete 2K

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Virtua Athlete 2K
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Sega (Japan, Europe), Agetec (US)
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Sports[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1-4
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0081
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $49.9949.99[5] T-44301N
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Dreamcast
    EU
    MK-51094-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    MK-51094-50
    USK: 0
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    MK-51094-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    MK-51094-50
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[8] MK-51094-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK

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    Virtua Athlete 2K (バーチャアスリート2K), known as Virtua Athlete 2000 in North America, is a Sega Dreamcast sports game.

    It was included along with Decathlete and Winter Heat in volume 15 of the Sega Ages 2500 series.

    Gameplay

    Events

    100m Dash
    Long Jump
    Shot-Put
    High Jump
    110m Hurdles
    Javelin
    1500m Race

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Virtua Athlete 2K Virtua Athlete 2K
    English (US) Virtua Athlete 2000 Virtua Athlete 2000
    Japanese バーチャアスリート2K Virtua Athlete 2K

    Production credits

    • Director Planner: Shinichi Ogasawara
    • Main 100mDash 110mHurdles 1500mRace Programmer: Tadakatsu Ogura
    • System Programmer: Kiyoaki Matsumoto
    • Background Ending Programmer: Naoki Matsumoto
    • Network Javelin Throw Shot Put Programmer: Tetsuya Takahashi
    • Long Jump High Jump Opening Programmer: Fusano Iguchi
    • Motion Animator: Yojiro Hirashita
    • Character Designer: Hirotada Kakusaka
    • Background Designer: Shingo Yamada, Daisuke Takamori
    • Opening Animator: Hidenori Oda
    • Ending Designer: Yuji Masuda
    • Icon Designer: Ayumi Hanashima
    • VM Designer: Hidehiro Yoshida
    • Planner: Koji Sugimori, Junichi Kashiwagi
    • Sound Direction & Engineer: Hiroyuki Hamada (T's Music)
    • Music: Shinichirou Satou (T's Music)
    • Sound Effect: Manabu Fujiki (T's Music)
    • Translator: Yuriko Nohara (Green Planning)
    • Isao Staff: Kenichi Hiraiwa, Kiminori Kitahata, Taku Hirose, Rikiya Katagai
    • Publicity: Shintaro Takaya
    • Debug: Taiji Ochiai, Daisuke Satou, Tomoki Matsuura, Tatsushi Hirose, Masayuki Baba, Makoto Tanaka, Akio Ikeda
    • Model For Game Character: Perry L Mckeethen, Bruce M Mitchell, Segric L Hayes, Daniel M Shaw, Curtis Bentley, Hideki Kasuga, Hiroshi Moriyama, Tetsuya Takahashi, Kan Naito
    • Special Thanks: Virtua Tennis Team, Lana K Smith, Yokota Air Force Base
    • Producer: Juro Watari
    • Executive Producer: Hisao Oguchi
    • Presented by: Sega
    (C)Sega Enterprises, Ltd./Hitmaker Co.,Ltd., 2000
    Source:
    In-game credits (JP)

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Virtua Athlete 2K/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Arcade (UK) PAL
    25
    [16]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    92
    [17]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    75
    [8]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    30
    [18]
    Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
    50
    [19]
    Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    70
    [20]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    79
    [21]
    Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
    65
    [22]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    50
    [23]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    57
    [24]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    81
    [25]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    78
    [26]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    78
    [27]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    30
    [28]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    58
    [29]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    62
    [30]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    50
    [31]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    40
    [32]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
    20
    [5]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    71
    [33]
    Sega Dreamcast
    58
    Based on
    20 reviews

    Virtua Athlete 2K

    Dreamcast, JP
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC JP Box Back.jpgVirtuaAthlete2K DC JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC JP Box Inlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, US
    VirtuaAthleteDCUSBoxBack.jpgVirtuaAthlete2K DC US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    VirtuaAthlete2000 DC US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    VirtuaAthlete2000DCUSInlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, EU
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC EU Box Back.jpgVirtuaAthlete2K DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    VirtuaAthlete2K DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-07-24 GD-R Page
    Sega Dreamcast
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    2000-07-27 GD-R Page

    External links

    References

    1. File:VirtuaAthlete2K DC JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/000707/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-08-05 19:24)
    3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-11-09 14:09)
    4. http://www.gexpress.com/detailedspecs.cfm?returndept=DC&returnpage=2&number=093992057602 (Wayback Machine: 2003-07-05 16:24)
    5. 5.0 5.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 2000" (US; 2000-10-03), page 104
    6. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=2985 (Wayback Machine: 2004-02-13 07:51)
    7. http://www.amazon.co.uk:80/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/50781/ (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-25 06:02)
    8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-13), page 110
    9. http://www.micromania.fr:80/zooms/?ref=17724 (Wayback Machine: 2002-12-26 12:38)
    10. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=14945&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-09-17 04:47)
    11. Neo Plus, "Kwiecień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    12. Neo Plus, "Maj 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    13. Neo Plus, "Czerwiec 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 100
    14. Neo Plus, "Lipiec-Sierpień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
    15. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 84
    16. Arcade, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-08), page 72
    17. Consoles +, "Septembre 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 96
    18. Dreamcast Monthly, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-08-31), page 72
    19. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Septembre/Octobre 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 58
    20. Dreamcast Magazine, "2000-26 (2000-08-04,11)" (JP; 2000-07-21), page 21
    21. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 14" (UK; 2000-10-05), page 54
    22. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
    23. Edge, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-11), page 99
    24. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 252
    25. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 295
    26. Famitsu, "2000-08-04" (JP; 2000-07-21), page 33
    27. GamePro, "November 2000" (US; 2000-1x-xx), page 163
    28. Joypad, "Septembre 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 161
    29. MAN!AC, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 56
    30. Mega Fun, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 44
    31. Neo Plus, "Październik 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 56
    32. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-09-07), page 82
    33. Video Games, "10/2000" (DE; 2000-09-06), page 93


    Virtua Athlete 2K

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