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Sport Vii
SportVii2
Complete hardware package of a typical Sport Vii console system
Release date 2007
Manufacturer Jungletac
Distributor(s) Jungletac (as Jungle Soft), Kensington
System Sunplus SPG243[1]
Included games 9 or 10 built in, VC cartridge included with 7 or 10 more
Game developer(s) Jungletac
Alternate name(s) Vii, 威力棒, V-Sports


Jungle Soft's Sport Vii (威力棒) is a video game console similar in aspect to Nintendo's Wii.[2] Originally released in China in 2007, according to Engadget China the console used to sell for 1,280 Yuan (approximately US$195); as of 2009 the Vii sold for a substantially lower price at 443 Yuan (approximately US$68.) The Vii is not a competitive console in the current generation; instead, it competes in the "plug-in TV game" genre of inexpensive consoles with built-in games. It is based on the 16-bit Sunplus SPG CPU and has 8.5 MB of internal memory for saving. The Vii is available in three different colours: Arctic White, Hot Pink and Mint Blue. [3] In 2008, the Vii was released in Japan under the name V-Sports (Sport Vii).[4]

ControllerEdit

The Vii's Handybar controller is similar in design to the Wii Remote but is smaller in size. It features motion detection but not the pointing capability of the Wii Remote. As with the console itself, it is available in different colours.

Vii 2Edit

A redesign of the console, manufactured by Kensington and colloquially called the Vii 2 by bloggers, features remodeled controllers and a console design reminiscent of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the PlayStation 3,[5] as well as support for both NTSC and PAL televisions.[6]


GamesEdit

Built-inEdit

  • Happy Tennis - a tennis game (similar to Wii Sports Tennis)
  • Catch Fish - a fishing game (similar to Wii Play Fishing)
  • Bowling - a bowling game (similar to Wii Sports Bowling)
  • Alacrity Golf - a minigolf game (similar to Carnival Games: Mini-Golf)
  • Table Tennis - a table tennis game (similar to Wii Play Table Tennis)
  • Smart Dart - a simulated darts game
  • Fry Egg - a cooking game (similar to Cooking Mama)
  • Bird Knight - a tilt-to-play game (similar to Balloon Fight)
  • Fever Move - a music and dance game (similar to Dance Dance Revolution / Guitar Hero)
  • Come On - A distance game, in-which you feed seals.
  • Fantasy Baseball - a baseball game (similar to Wii Sports Baseball)
  • Free Craps - a shake Dice Roller designed to simulate dice.

CartridgesEdit

In addition to the games that were included with the first release of the Vii ("Free Craps", which was not included on Vii 2), all models of the Vii also include a cartridge entitled 7in1 or 10in1 which features seven or ten additional games. Several other games have also been released in cartridge format.[7]. 3 different Cartridges are known to exist:

VC-1Edit

  • MaJong13 - a Mahjong game
  • MaJong16 - Similar to MaJong13
  • Bubble Blaster - a Puzz Loop/Zuma like game
  • Jewel Master 2 - a Magic Jewelry/Columns like game
  • Pinball Fish - a Breakout like game
  • Squirrel Bobble - a Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move like game
  • Lightning Plan - a Silkworm like game

VC-2Edit

  • Bubble Blaster
  • Jewel Master 2
  • Pinball Fish
  • Squirrel Bobble - hack of Bubble Bobble
  • Lightning Plan
  • "Plumber" - a Mario like game
  • "Mr Onion" - a Donkey Kong like game
  • "Fire Fighter" - a Fire like game
  • "Dream Bubble" - a version of Tetris
  • "Bump Jump" - an Arkanoid like game.

VC-3Edit

  • "Brave Kaka" - a "platform" game
  • "Hero Legend" - a "maze" game
  • "Rapid Stream" - a "platform" game
  • "Super Move Fun" - a Bejeweled like game
  • "Magic Jelly" - a Clu Clu Land meets Q*Bert like game
  • "Bump Bomb" - A Marbles like game
  • "Tiger Rescue" - an "adventure" game

Appearances on other consolesEdit

Most, if not all of the VC cartridge games have previously appeared on other Jungletac consoles or OneStation cartridges, although some appear to have different music. For example, the following games are also on the VG Pocket Caplet:

  • "Pinball fish" as Underwater Pinball
  • "Bubble Blaster"
  • "Plumber" as Codename: Plumber
  • "Jewel Master 2"
  • "Magic Jelly"
  • "Mr. Onion"
  • "Dream Bubble" as Bubble Wubble
  • "Hero Legend" as Legendary Hero
  • "Tiger Rescue"

Zone 60Edit

While the Vii itself appears to be no longer in production, in 2010 Jungle Soft teamed up with Ultimate Products Ltd. and released the Zone 60, another Wii clone with 60 built in games built in, some of which are similar to the Vii version, usually with modified graphics. However, the Zone's controllers are much less sophisticated - unlike the Vii's, they cannot detect direction or strength of motion, so the sports games' controls are simplified.

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