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virtual on

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:18 pm
by grittykitty
nice review racket! you forgot to mention affordability though! not sure how easy it is to find in the states right now, but virtual on is pretty common in japan - i'd say a 9 on affordability on these shores.

last year i went to a nearby arcade near my small-town outskirts of houston, and they had the virtual on arcade unit! i played head to head with my friend and it was quite fun, but being the first time i had difficulty using the twin sticks. i've managed to score a set of the sticks for saturn here in osaka, so i'll be able to test them out back at home and hopefully build up some practice for the arcade :wink:

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:55 pm
by racketboy
crap! I guess I was too excited to get it posted.
I'll have to add the afforability soon...

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:57 pm
by lunar
Its a fun game, I never really got into the single player but its a lot of fun in 2 player (especially with someone at a same level).

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:12 pm
by rattboi
I think Virtual On was one of my first Saturn games. It's really stuck with me, it's usually the game that I mention when talking about Saturn to others. I just played it again, and it's just as fun as I thought. I played my friend and kicked his ass, then tried single player and got my ass kicked by Dorkas's big spiky ball. Anyways, that's a great game, and I'd really like to get my hands on a set of twin sticks. Does anyone know another game that uses them? Probably aren't any, but just wondering.

While we're on the subject, I'd like the mention how much I love Sega for their dedication to strange controllers only usable in 1-2 games :).

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:33 pm
by grittykitty
i have at least one gundam game (the 3d sim) that says in the manual that it can use the twin sticks. so i would guess all the other gundam games would use them too (and believe me, there's a lot!)

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:44 pm
by rattboi
Rad, I'll check those out.

Thanks, pal