10 Facts About Virtua Striker


Virtua Striker is a series of association football sports video games released by Sega for arcades.

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Original Virtua Striker, released in 1994, was the first association football game to use 3D computer graphics, and was notable for its early use of texture mapping, along with Sega's own racing video game Daytona USA.

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Original Virtua Striker game received Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports, distributed respectively through Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, in February 2013, exclusively for Japan.

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Virtua Striker 3 was released for the NAOMI 2; subsequent installments used the GameCube-based Triforce hardware.

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Virtua Striker 4 added a card system and mobile phone syncing, allowing players to configure strategies and formations on the move.

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Virtua Striker 4 adds a qualifying match, which grants access to the tournament proper if won.

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Virtua Striker was featured as a minigame in Sega's PlayStation 2 EyeToy-based game, Sega Superstars.

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Virtua Striker 4 was released on the Triforce arcade platform in 2005, and was updated in 2006.

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Virtua Striker cited the smooth and accurate control, realistic player moves, camera which consistently zooms in or out to the perfect frame at every moment of play, "gorgeous" texture-mapped players and backgrounds, and realistically strong defense.

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Virtua Striker 2 was a major arcade hit in Japan, where it became the second highest-grossing arcade game of 1998, below Tekken 3.

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