Complete hardware package of a typical Sport Vii console system
|Manufacturer||JungleTac (Jungle Soft), KenSingTon|
|Type||Video game console|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Media||Cartridges and built-in games|
|CPU||16-bit Sunplus SPG|
|Storage||8.5 MB of Internal Memory for Saving|
|Controller input||2.4G Wireless Handybar Controller|
|Best-selling game||VC-1 (bundled with blue Vii), VC-2 (bundled with white Vii), VC-3 (bundled with pink Vii)|
JungleTac's Sport Vii (威力棒) is a video game console similar in aspect to Nintendo's Wii. 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 sells 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.
The Vii's Handybar controller is similar in size and design to the Wii Remote. It features motion detection but not the pointing capability of the Wii Remote.
The Vii handybars also come in:
- Arctic White
- Hot Pink
- Mint Blue.
A redesign of the console, colloquially called the Vii 2 by bloggers, features remodeled controllers and a console design reminiscent of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the PlayStation 3, as well as support for both NTSC and PAL televisions.
- 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 and Guitar Hero)
- Come On – A distance game, in which one feeds seals
- Fantasy Baseball – a baseball game (similar to Wii Sports Baseball)
- Free Craps – a shake Dice Roller designed to simulate dice.
- "Destroy America"- A map simulator where you throw atomic bombs on every American city. The most money you can get is 10 million Yuan (About 1,612,773 USD)
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.
Three different cartridges exist:
- MaJong13 - a Mahjong game
- MaJong16 - Similar to MaJong13
VC-1 and VC-2 cartridges contain:
- 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
Several other games have also been released in cartridge format. Some examples of these are:
- "Plumber" - a platformer 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.
- "Brave Kaka" - a Mario Bros. clone
- "Hero Legend" - a clone of Don Doko Don
- "Rapid Stream" - a submarine game
- "Super Move Fun" - a Bejeweled like game
- "Magic Jelly" - a Bomberman meets Q*Bert like game
- "Bump Bomb" - A Marbles like game
- "Tiger Rescue" - a vertical scrolling shooter
VG Pocket Caplet
The games listed below are games that are also on the VG Pocket Caplet, a handheld also made by JungleTac.
- "Pinball fish" aka Underwater Pinball
- "Bubble Blaster"
- "Plumber" aka Codename: Plumber
- "Jewel Master 2"
- "Magic Jelly"
- "Mr. Onion"
- "Dream Bubble" aka Bubble Wubble
- "Hero Legend" aka Legendary Hero
- "Tiger Rescue"
- "Bump Jump" aka Battle Blocks II
Zone 60 and Wireless 60
While the Vii itself appears to no longer be in production, JungleTac produced games for at least two other similar plug-and-play consoles, the Zone 60 and Wireless 60, and many Vii titles and similar games appear on these two consoles. However, these consoles' controllers do not have true motion sensors as the Vii does, so the controls are simplified to the point where any motion just triggers a press of the A button. As a result, many of the games need to use power meters to determine distance or power.
Titles that appear are:
- Fantasy Baseball (renamed Baseball Practice)
- Catch Fish (renamed Fishing)
- Alacrity golf (renamed Golf)
- Come On! (Wireless 60 only, renamed Sea-world)
- Free Craps (Wireless 60 only)
- Bubble Blaster (Zone 60 only, renamed Ball Blaster)
- Brave Kaka (Zone 60 only, renamed Brave Heart)
- Bump Bomb (Zone 60 only, renamed Lady Bugs)
- Bump Jump (Wireless 60 only)
- Fire Fighter
- Hero Legend
- Jewel Master 2
- Lightning Plan
- Magic Jelly (Wireless 60 only)
- Mr. Onion
- Pinball Fish (Wireless 60 only)
- Plumber (Zone 60 only, renamed Plumber Man)
- Rapid Stream
- Squirrel Bobble (Zone 60 only)
- Tiger Rescue (Zone 60 only)
- 瘾科技Engadget独家报道：Vii火拼Wii (Chinese)
- Vii - Machine Comes in Different Colours. Gameplay Screenshots Out
- Keepin it real fake, part CI: the Vii 2 - Engadget
- Megaton - Vii 2 has NTSC/PAL support!
- The Vii rises in Japan as V-Sports
- More Vii games
- Zone 60 (Video game console). Ultimate Products Ltd.
- "ZONE 60IN1游戏软件". 计算机软件著作权登记公告 (in Chinese). Copyright Protection Center of China. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "ZONE60 Computer Games (Multi Platform)". Classification Website. Australian Government. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- Official Vii page of KenSingTon, the manufacturer/distributor of the Vii (defunct)
- Engadget China review (translated by Google)
- Pictures of the Vii (Chinese)
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