|Manufacturer||JungleTac (Jungle Soft), KenSingTon|
|Type||Video game console|
|Generation||Seventh generation era|
|Units sold||>300,000(as of 2007)|
|Media||Cartridges and built-in games|
|CPU||16-bit Sunplus SPG (S+core)|
|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 (Chinese: 威力棒; pinyin: Wēilì bàng; lit. "Power Stick" or "The Power is Great") is a Shanzhai video game console similar in aspect to Nintendo's Wii. It was originally released in China in 2007. The Vii was not intended to be a seventh-generation console like the Wii, and was instead part of the dedicated console genre of inexpensive consoles with built-in games. It is based on the 16-bit Sunplus SPG CPU.
The Vii's Puppy Rod 威力棒 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 Power Rods also come in "Arctic White", "Hot Pink" and "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 (clone of Wii Sports Tennis)
- Catch Fish - a fishing game (clone of Wii Play Fishing)
- Bowling - a bowling game (clone of Wii Sports Bowling)
- Alacrity Golf - a minigolf game (clone of Carnival Games: Mini-Golf)
- Table Tennis - a table tennis game (clone of Wii Play Table Tennis)
- Smart Dart - a simulated darts game
- Fry Egg - a cooking game (clone of Cooking Mama)
- Bird Knight - a tilt-to-play game (clone of Balloon Fight)
- Fever Move - a music and dance game (clones of Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero)
- Come On – A distance game, in which one feeds seals
- Fantasy Baseball – a baseball game (clone of Wii Sports Baseball)
- Free Craps – a shake Dice Roller designed to simulate dice.
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" a.k.a. Underwater Pinball
- "Bubble Blaster"
- "Plumber" a.k.a. Codename: Plumber
- "Jewel Master 2"
- "Magic Jelly"
- "Mr. Onion"
- "Dream Bubble" a.k.a. Bubble Wubble
- "Hero Legend" a.k.a. Legendary Hero
- "Tiger Rescue"
- "Bump Jump" a.k.a. 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 three other similar plug-and-play consoles, the Zone 60, the Wireless 60, and the Wireless Air 60, which has been described as the worst gaming console of all time. Many Vii titles and similar games appear on these consoles. However, these consoles' controllers do not have true motion sensors as the Vii does (with the exception of the Wireless Air 60), 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)
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- 瘾科技Engadget独家报道：Vii火拼Wii (in 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 Archived April 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- 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 (in Chinese)
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