Virtua Striker 2
From Sega Retro
- For the Sega Dreamcast game released as Virtua Striker 2 in North America, see Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000.1.
|Virtua Striker 2|
|System(s): Sega Model 3|
|Developer: Sega AM2|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Virtua Striker 2 features more teams than its predecessor:
- Saudi Arabia
- F.C. Sega
- MVP Yukichan
F.C. Sega is a special Sega-branded team, while MVP Yukichan is a hidden team comprised of a fivepiece mariachi band, two eskimos, a giant stoat, a snowman, a giant turtle and a bizarre microscopic lifeform that lives under the arctic ocean magnified hundreds of times. These two are not available in normal play and need to be unlocked with codes.
This particular entry in the series was very popular in arcades across the globe, and has therefore been re-released numerous times with minor improvements. Virtua Striker 2 Version '98 and Virtua Striker 2 Version '99 (and a minor revision, Virtua Striker 2 Version '99.1) were released as Sega Model 3 arcade updates, while Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000 was released for the Sega NAOMI arcade platform.
The original Virtua Striker 2 was set for release for the Sega Dreamcast in November 1998, being one of the first titles announced for the system. It was subsequently revised and replaced with Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000.1. In North America, the this version retains the simple Virtua Striker 2 name, but is due to its increased number of features, is not considered by Sega Retro to be the same game as this one.
- Program Director: Kentarou Fujita
- Design Director: Kaori Yamamoto
- Sound Director: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
- Programmers: Yuji Hirukawa, Jun-ichi Ishito, Tadanobu Numata, Kazunori Oyama, Norio Haga, Masaki Yamashita, Yuichiro Mine, Masayuki Sumi
- Designers: Hajime Matsubara, Makoto Kawai, Masaaki Somaki, Shinichiro Shimano
- Motion Designers: Yoshinao Asako, Shunan Sukawa, Issei Tokuda, Hiroyuki Nakagomi
- Sound Creators: Hideaki Miyamoto, Fumio Itoh
- Publicity: Ai Kotani, Jun Kasahara, Akira Yamanaka
- Special Thanks: Hiroki Koyama, Yasuhiro Komori, Aika Hirano, JEF United
- Producer & Game Director: Satoshi Mifune
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Virtua Striker 2/Magazine articles.
|Virtua Striker series|
|Virtua Striker (1994) | Virtua Striker 2 (Version '98 | '99 | 2000 | 2000.1) (1997-2000) | Virtua Striker 3 (Ver. 2002) (2001-2002) | Virtua Striker 4 (Ver. 2006) (2005-2006)|
|Virtua Striker related media|
|Virtua Striker & Virtua Striker 2 (1997)|
|Virtua Striker 2 Version '98 Official Guide (1998) | Virtua Striker 2 Ver. 2000.1 Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2000) | Virtua Striker 3 Ver. 2002 Road to International Cup Kyuukyoku Guide (2002)|