Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram

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Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.66

Sega's 1on1 3D arena fighter Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram (電脳戦機バーチャロン オラトリオ・タングラム). A sequel to the first Virtual-On game from 1995.
This wiki is for version 5.66 of the game which has been ported to various consoles.

This is a fast paced and unique fighter with highly free movement in a 3D arena and projectile-focused combat with mecha characters. The Virtual-On series is known for being played with a unique controller: Twin Sticks. You control mecha with a very unique control scheme similar to tank controls. However, the series is just as playable on gamepad and controls translate over well to a more traditional layout.

As a sequel Oratorio Tangram added an explosive mix of new mechanics, attacks and gameplay speed. It’s a 3D airdasher with tons of movement techniques and 15 characters each with over 100 total attacks. There are still beginner friendly tactics and characters. Once you understand the basic concepts of dodging attacks and moving around it’s easy to make progress just playing matches.

Movement vectors involved with ‘dash attacks’ are a central concept, with angling and timing various attacks correctly to hit the opponents opening being a focus. Players also make aimed attacks to block the opponents path and quick movements anticipating and countering their next action. Predicting the opponents actions and making hard reads is a thing like in normal fighting games.

Common nicknames for the game: VOOT, Oratan (オラタン)

Example match footage: Imafuku Matsuri (2019/11), V.O. Whistling (2013/07), -Staycyberspace- (2020/05), HVOC "4th School Camp" (2019/09)

Platform Version Region Release Date Price
Arcade (Model 3) 5.2 Japan 1998/03 N/A
Arcade (Naomi) & Dreamcast 5.4 Japan & NA 1999-2000 N/A
Arcade (Naomi) 5.66 Japan 2000/06 N/A
Xbox 360 / Xbox One BC 5.66 Worldwide 2009/04/29 $14.99
PlayStation 4 (VO Collection) 5.66 Japan 2019/11/27 ¥4,950

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Wiki Roadmap

80% complete
In Progress / Completed To-do
  • Landing page, Navbar and page structure updated
  • Finished porting contents from 2019 google docs guide
  • Fightcade (rollback netplay) & Dreamcast emulation:
  • Add fightcade setup guide
  • Fightcade DC replay file & custom color scheme guide
  • Link DC gamepad control fixes
  • Create custom gamepad -> twinstick input converter to fix all input issues across emulators
  • More specific 5.45(DC) & 5.66 balance differences
  • General content:
  • Add images to sections that could use them
  • Clean up text & visual layouts
  • Improve on Strategy section:
  • With new content (from interested players)
  • Split into multiple pages?
  • Improve on Character pages:
  • Add gameplan content (when available)
  • Add matchup content (when available)
  • Get character descriptions from a better official source, or write original ones