Virtua Cop 2

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Virtua Cop 2
System(s): Sega Model 2A CRX, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (43 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Virtua Gun, Shuttle Mouse, 3D Control Pad,
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Gun, Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Gun Shooting (ガンシューティング)[1][2][3], Shooting[4][5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 2)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 2)
UK
£? ?



















Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[7] GS-9097
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(Virtua Gun)
¥6,8006,800 GS-9154
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[8] 81043
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
US
(Stunner)
$69.9969.99[8] 81052
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81043-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
EU
(Virtua Gun)
MK81052-50
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0390
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[9] MK81043-50
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
219zł219
Sega Saturn
PL
(Virtua Gun)
395zł395
Sega Saturn
AU
FVIR22SSC
OFLC: M15
Sega Saturn
AU
(Virtua Gun)
FVIR24SSC
OFLC: M15
Sega Saturn
BR
193606
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Saturn
KR
MK-81043-08
GS-9613J
Windows PC
JP
¥8,800 (9,240)8,800e[12] HCJ-0128
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
JP
(Ultra 2000)
¥2,000 (2,100)2,000 (2,100) MKW-152
Windows PC
JP
(DigiCube PC)
HCJ-0169
Windows PC
US
85061
ESRB: Teen
Windows PC
EU
MK-85061
ELSPA: 15+ OK
Windows PC
BX
DCG 902786
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
DE
MK-85061
USK: 18
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
EI-1278
aDeSe: 13+
Windows PC
FR
(Xplosiv)
EI-1252
SELL: 12+
Windows PC
PT
(Top Games)
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
EI-1252
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
XP-1252
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
IN
(e-value)
Windows PC
KR
Windows PC
SG
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
TW
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥2,800 (2,940)2,800e[3] HDR-0061

Virtua Cop 2 (バーチャコップ2) is a light gun Sega Model 2A CRX game, released in 1995 and developed internally at Sega by their AM2 studio. It was ported to home systems on the Sega Saturn in 1996. It was released in PC in 1997 and Sega Dreamcast in 2000. It was later bundled with Virtua Cop in Virtua Cop: Elite Edition for PlayStation 2 in 2002.

This game was known as Virtua Squad 2 for the North American PC release. It was succeeded by Virtua Cop 3.

Plot

Detective Janet Marshall is the new face on the force at the VCPD Special Investigations Unit. Her specialty is subject profiling - the analysis of every detail at a crime scene used to determine patterns of criminal behavior - and she has gained a considerable reputation by putting more than a few nasty criminals behind bars. But last year she lost her partner and mentor, Nick Anderson, while on a case.

During the events of the Virtua Cop, the original Virtua Cops, Michael "Rage" Hardy and James "Smarty" Cools, shut down the EVL Inc. criminal empire. Three of the head King and gang leader Boss Kong are all in the maximum security federal pen, and the final member of the EVL gang of four, international terrorist Joe Fang, is believed to have been killed in a helicopter crash, though his body was never found. After the downfall of EVL Inc. a comprehensive investigation of their black market and gun-running activities was launched in the Virtua City bank.

Gameplay

The game features three levels through which the player's movement is automated on a predetermined path. It is the player's job to shoot the criminals that appear before time runs out and they shoot back. Along the way there will be various objects in the background that can be broken if shot, some of which will reveal power-ups afterwards. At the end of each level there is a boss battle, as well as one extra final boss battle after all three levels have been finished.

Characters

Notavailable.svg Michael Hardy (Rage)
Two years later, this cop has grown up with his partner, James Cools, and a newcomer cop, Janet Marshall. He could do better than anyone else, including his part-time job and his duty training. He is known to be a quick draw when things get underfire. Rage is an all-around character in the game.
Notavailable.svg James Cools (Smarty)
Like his partner, Michael, who worked the same side for the good as well as he does, this doesn't stop him from beating by some bad guys. Although Rage is quicker on the draw in a gunfight, Smarty is known to be the top shot in the police force.
Notavailable.svg Janet Marshall (Janet)
A newly-installed special VCPD detective in the Virtua Cop special investigations squad (although the only female cop in the squad), Janet fights for her deceased partner.

Note: Sega Saturn Magazine (published in the UK) put up a friendly competition to give Janet Marshall a tag name. The name chosen was Janet "Hubcaps" Marshall, most likely picked due to her considerable "assets".

Stages

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Big Chase (beginner)
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Save the Mayor (medium)
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Railline Shootout (expert)

History

The GamesMaster Challenge

In 1997, former Games World Videator and future videogames journalist Martin Mathers appeared on the British videogames television show GamesMaster and participated in a challenge to complete a stage on two separate Virtua Cop 2 cabinets at the same time. Mathers performed admirably, but ultimately failed the challenge after shooting a bystander and losing a life. After the camera captured him venting his frustrations (although inaudible, he can clearly be seen to be mouthing expletives), he cut a post-challenge promo stating that he had, in fact, taken pity on the bystander and performed a mercy killing, due to the apparent likeness to British pop flop Peter Andre. This challenge can be seen on the GamesMaster DVD given away on the tenth anniversary issue of GamesMaster magazine in 2003

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Virtua Cop 2 Virtua Cop 2
English (US) Virtua Cop 2 Virtua Cop 2
Japanese Virtua Cop 2 (バーチャコップ2)
Korean 버쳐캅2

Production credits

Arcade version

Saturn version

Source: In-game credits[13]

Dreamcast version

©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1995,2000
Source: In-game credits (JP)

PC version

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Cop 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Virtua Cop 2/Promotional material.

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Model 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
60
[14]
Player One (FR)
88
[15]
Arcade (Model 2)
74
Based on
2 reviews

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [16]
80 №41, p86
81 [17]
80 №415, p31
90 GamePro
88 [18]
91 [19]
94 [20]
94 [21]
85 №70, p130
95 [22]
87 [23]
87 [24]
78 [25]
Sega Saturn
86
Based on
14 reviews

Saturn, JP
VC2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVC2 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Virtua Cop 2 Sega Saturn Japan Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
VirtuaCop2 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Virtua Cop 2 Sega Saturn Japan Manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US
VC2 Saturn US Box Back.jpgVirtuacop2 sat us frontcover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Virtuacop2 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US (Virtua Gun bundle)
Stunner US VC2 Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngStunner US VC2 Box Front.jpg
Cover
Saturn, EU
VirtuaCop2 saturn eu cover.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Saturn, EU (Virtua Gun bundle)
VirtuaGun EU VC2 Box Front.jpg
Cover
Virtuacop2 sat eu bundle backcover.jpgVirtuacop2 sat eu bundle frontcover.jpg
Jewel Case
Saturn, EU (Demo)

VirtuaCop2DemoCD saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT
VirtuaCop2 Sat PT back.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaCop2 Sat PT cover.jpg
Cover
Virtuacop2 sat eu disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU
VirtuaCop2 Sat AU cover.jpg
Cover
Virtuacop2 sat eu disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, AU (Virtua Gun bundle)
VirtuaCop2 Sat AU vg front.jpg
Cover
Virtuacop2 sat eu disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
VirtuaCop2SatBRBox.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2SatBRDisk.jpg
Disc
Manual-virtua-cop-2.pdf
Manual
Saturn, KR (Samsung)
VC2 Saturn KR Box Back.jpgVC2 Saturn KR Box Side.jpgVC2 Saturn KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
VC2 Saturn KR Box Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Saturn, KR (Kama)
VirtuaCop2 Saturn KR Box Back Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngVirtuaCop2 Saturn KR Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 [26]
80 [27]
81 [28]
70 №586, p29
Sega Dreamcast
79
Based on
4 reviews

Dreamcast, JP
Vcop2 dc jp back cover.jpgVcop2 dc jp front cover.jpg
Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
80
[29]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
80
[30]
Level (RO)
80
[31]
Secret Service (PL)
70
[32]
Świat Gier Komputerowych (PL)
50
[33]
Windows PC
72
Based on
5 reviews
PC, JP
VirtuaCop2 PC JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVirtuaCop2 PC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2 PC JP Disc.jpg
Disc
PC, JP (Ultra 2000)

PC, JP (DigiCube PC)
VirtuaCop2 PC JP Box DigiCube.jpg
Cover
PC, US
VirtuaSquad2 PC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaSquad2 PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaSquad2 PC US Box Back JewelCase.jpgVirtuaSquad2 PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, EU

VirtuaCop2 PC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Virtua Cop 2 PC EU Box Back.jpgVirtua Cop 2 PC EU Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
VirtuaCop2 PC EU Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2 PC UK xp disc.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Xplosiv; alt)
VirtuaCop2 PC UK Box Xplosiv Alt.jpg
Cover
PC, FR (Xplosiv)
VirtuaCop2 PC FR xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, BX (Sega Classics)
VirtuaCop2 PC FR-NL Box Classics.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2 PC FR-NL Disc Classics.jpg
Disc
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
VirtuaCop2 PC ES Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (Xplosiv; alt)

VirtuaCop2 PC EU Disc Xplosiv.jpg
Disc
PC, PT (Top Games)
VirtuaCop2 PC PT Box TopGames.jpg
Cover
PC, CN
VirtuaCop2 PC CN back.jpgVirtuaCop2 PC CN left.jpgVirtuaCop2 PC CN Box Front.jpgVirtuaCop2 PC CN right.jpg
Cover
VirtuaCop2 PC CN disc.jpg
Disc
PC, KR
VirtuaCop2 PC KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, TW

PC, IN (e-value)
VirtuaCop2 PC IN Box evalue.jpg
Cover
PC, SG (Ntertainment!)
VirtuaCop2 PC Box Ntertainment.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
360,420,480 CD-ROM (EU) MK81043-50, MK81052-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
360,429,888 1996-10-28 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9097 V1.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
360,429,888 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9097 (Alt) V1.004
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
360,422,832 CD-ROM (US) 81043, 81052 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-05-10 Page

Track list


1. (Data track)


2. AM2 Logo (00:09) 


3. Go Ahead (01:01) 


4. Voice (Title) (00:06) 


5. Stage Select (01:06) 


6. Voice (Stage 1) (00:06) 


7. Voice (Stage 2) (00:06) 


8. Voice (Stage 3) (00:06) 


9. Voice (Stage 4) (00:06) 


10. Break Out (02:02) 


11. Big Chase (01:58) 


12. Escape (02:10) 


13. High Pressure (01:49) 


14. Look Out (01:51) 


15. Save The Mayor (01:56) 


16. The Dance Of Death (01:50) 


17. Crisis (03:17) 


18. Rail Line Shootout (01:47) 


19. Trap (01:44) 


20. Dead Angle (01:08) 


21. Revenge Of Fang (01:38) 


22. Game Over (00:07) 


23. Ending - Intermission (01:07) 


24. Name Entry (01:18) 


25. Voice (Champion Of Virtua City) (00:06) 


26. Voice (Champion Of Justice) (00:06) 


27. Voice (Champion Of Law And Order) (00:06) 


28. Voice (Crime Buster) (00:06) 


29. Voice (Top Cop) (00:06) 


30. Voice (Good Cop) (00:06) 


31. Voice (Average Cop) (00:06) 


32. Voice (Rookie Cop) (00:06) 


33. Voice (Klutz Cop) (00:06) 


34. Voice (Gangster) (00:06) 


35. Voice (Guardian Of Virtua City) (00:06) 


36. Voice (Voice 1) (00:06) 


37. Voice (Voice 2) (00:06) 


38. Voice (Voice 3) (00:06) 


39. Voice (Voice 4) (00:06) 


40. Voice (Voice 5) (00:06) 


41. Voice (Voice 6) (00:06) 


42. Voice (Voice 7) (00:06) 


43. Voice (Voice 8) (00:06) 


44. Voice (Voice 9) (00:04) 
Running time: 30:26

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
README.DOC TXT 7,921 Messages from the developers.
SVC2_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 24 About this game.
SVC2_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 22 About original game
SVC2_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 47 Copyright


VMU Features

The Dreamcast version of Virtua Cop 2 allows to save game data on the VMU.

Virtua Cop 2 Save Data
Name File Name Comment File Size Icon
VIRTUACOP2 VIRTUA_COP_2 VIRTUACOP2 2 blocks Virtuacop2 vmu.png

External links

References

  1. File:VC2 Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. File:Vcop2 dc jp back cover.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://sega.jp/dc/000303/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-07-02 02:14)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  5. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-11-09 14:09)
  6. Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain (2002-02-15), page 137
  7. http://www.sega.co.jp:80/sega/p_cafe/DB/09097/09097.html (Wayback Machine: 2000-03-08 01:34)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Press release: 1996-12-02: Virtua Cop 2 for Sega Saturn
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 http://www.sega-europe.com/SATURNL.HTML (Wayback Machine: 1997-07-15 06:26)
  10. File:DailyMirror UK 1996-11-28 25.png
  11. https://archive.org/details/swiat_gier_komputerowych_49-1997-1/page/n69/mode/1up
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://sega.jp/search/result.php?page=10&pf=11 (Wayback Machine: 2017-03-04 04:29)
  13. File:VirtuaC2 Saturn JP SSOpening.pdf
  14. Computer & Video Games, "December 1995" (UK; 1995-11-10), page 75
  15. Player One, "Décembre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 47
  16. Computer & Video Games, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-11), page 64-67 (64)
  17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 62
  18. GamesMaster, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-18), page 40-41 (41)
  19. Intelligent Gamer, "January 1997" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 53 (55)
  20. Joypad, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 98-99 (94)
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-06), page 32-36 (32)
  22. Sega Saturn Magazine, "December 1996" (UK; 1996-11-14), page 66-67 (66)
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (JP; 1996-11-22), page 264 (266)
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine (readers), "Final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 9 (11)
  25. Ultra Game Players, "January 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 78 (82)
  26. Consoles +, "Avril 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 114
  27. Dreamcast Magazine, "2000-08 (2000-03-10)" (JP; 2000-02-25), page 21
  28. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
  29. 576 KByte, "Január 1998" (HU; 1998-xx-xx), page 38
  30. Gry Komputerowe, "1/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1
  31. Level, "Ianuarie 1998" (RO; 1998-xx-xx), page 28
  32. Secret Service, "Grudzień 1997" (PL; 1997-1x-xx), page 44
  33. Świat Gier Komputerowych, "2/1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 1


Virtua Cop 2
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Books: Virtua Cop 2 Detective Manual (1997)

Virtua Cop series of games
Arcade
Virtua Cop (1994) | Virtua Cop 2 (1995) | Virtua Cop 3 (2003)
Sega Saturn
Virtua Cop (1995) | Virtua Cop 2 (1996) | Virtua Cop Special Pack (1998) | Virtua Cop 1-2 Pack (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Virtua Cop 2 (2000)
Windows PC
Virtua Cop (1996) | Virtua Cop 2 (1997)
LCD handheld game
Virtua Cop (199x)
Sony PlayStation 2
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition (2002)
Virtua Cop related media
Music
Virtua Cop Soundtracks (1996)
Book
Virtua Cop Official Guide Book (1995) | Virtua Cop Kyuukyoku Hon (1996) | Virtua Cop 2 Tai Terrorist Chinatsu Manual (1996) | Virtua Cop 2 Detective Manual (1997)