Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram is a 1998 Japanese Sega arcade game which has now been ported over to the Xbox Live Arcade for fans of the series to relive and enjoy. For those who don’t know or are unaware of what Virtual On is, it features mechs called Virtuaroids, or VRs, that are large robots the player controls in battles against enemy VRs. The game is very faced paced and requires some skill to master and beat some of the harder opponents.
The game features a list of Virtuaroids you can take control of, or even customize your very own version. You can either participate in the single player or there is even a multiplayer online segment in which you can challenge people playing on Xbox Live. I unfortunately got my ass whooped on the multiplayer due to not being very familiar with the Virtual On series. However if you share my anxiety, there are two training modes that should help you better develop your Virtual On battle skills.
Every Virtuaroid is different and each has something unique to offer, theres even some female Vr’s in there, for those who may enjoy seeing robots in skirts(one of which actually has a nice skill set when it comes to battle). Also this game is great for those who love collecting achievements, as the achievements are ridiculously easy to earn, I almost have the full 200g after 2 days of playing the game.
Visually theres nothing to be said about this game, it was a game that appeared on the Dreamcast, so those buying the game are not exactly picking it up to see next gen graphics. However the game looks every bit as artistic as it did back in its day, so there is nothing to complain about here.
Overall there is not much to say about Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram, except that it is a relatively good pick up for those Xbox Live arcade shoppers out there. Indeed 1200 Microsoft Points can get you some decent things, but if you have a taste for something different or something classic then this game is worth it. Of course just don’t be expecting anything new or up to date.
This review was based on a retail download copy of the game for the Xbox 360 provided by Microsoft.