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     MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM          By: Yuki Chan @ Elhaym Yuki
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            MMMMMMMM                   01 June 2003 
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(Please don't copy the ASCII art without my permission.)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. Introduction / Review
2. Standard Disclaimers
3. Updates
4. Foreword
5. Keywords used
6. Background Information
   = Army
     - DNA
     - RNA
     - S.H.B.V.D.
     - Byakko Kishidan
     - Bara no san shumei
     - Strike Fleet Force
7. Basic Movements
   = Controller Types
     - Type A
     - Type B
     - Twin A
     - Twin B
   = Autotype Actions
     - 8 way movement
     - Air / Ground Dashing
     - Jump
     - Air / Jump / Ground Attack
     - Close Combat
       ~ Sidestep
       ~ Dashing 
       ~ Jump
       ~ Over  
8. Modes of Play
   = Dramatic
     - Starting in Dramatic Mode
   = Challenge 
   = Versus 
   = VR Collection 
   = System 
9. Screen layouts
10. Virtuaroid Information
11. Tactics for Survival
12. Walkthrough
13.Credits

::NOTE:: 
This FAQ contains Japanese fonts. Please change your encoding accordingly.
For ease of reading this, kindly set your font to Courier New, point size 
10. Thank you~~ arigatou gozaimasu~ ^_^

:: PERSONAL NOTE ::
My PS2's out of action! Gah! Seems like it finally gave out on me. This 
FAQ'll be out of action until it gets back to me. In the meantime, enjoy
the mediocre updates and cross your fingers that more stuffs are updated
in the next update. ^_^

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=                          INTRODUCTION / REVIEW                          =
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::INTRODUCTION::
Name: "d"]?i<@fo?[f`fff?f"f}?[fY (Dennou Senki Virtual On Marz)
Translated name: Cybertroopers Virtual On Marz
No. of players: 1 - 2
Memory card (PS2): 100kb 
Genre: 3D Action Shooting
Compatiable to Analog Controller (Dual Shock 2)

Virtual On Marz (Or VO Marz or just simply Marz) is the sequel to Virtual 
On FORCE by the same creators; Hitmaker. Unlike its predecessors Operation 
Moongate (VOOM) and Oratorio Tangram (Oratan), FORCE and Marz focused a 
gameplay whereby a 2 x 2 player is possible. While this somewhat 
diversifies the usual 1 x 1 gameplay and is in other ways desireable 
by some players, Virtuaroid (VR) abilities have been severely restricted 
and spread over several models of the same VRs.

Review:
Graphics: 10 / 10
Sound   :  7 / 10
Gameplay:  7 / 10
Replay  :  7 / 10

Average rating:  7 / 10

While my first general play through of Marz was one of pure disgust, 
replays through this has pointed out that it is not entirely bad. Graphics
are very much improved (ala DC ver. of Oratan), the same original gameplay
is much intact saved for some changes and the new and existing models of 
VRs have some interesting movelists / animations. The only gripe veterans 
around the world seem to be having is the absence of a twin stick support 
for this game and the entirely new tactical way of playing for most 
veterans. Personally, I find this to be the biggest hindrance as I, having 
been weaned from playing with twin sticks, find it extremely difficult to 
adjust to controllers. The learning curve for this version has also been 
simplified a great deal and while I do not necessarily agree if one was to
train specifically with a certain VR, it has also been said that "you can 
just grab any Temjin and Big Two your way through" which I find to be true
most of the time. 

The loading time for this game is quite okay, althought it can get long at
times. The music, while good, tends to grate on your nerves after a while,
especially if you are camping in Dramatic mode and have to listen to the 
horrifying briefing BGM over and over and over....etc. If the action gets
too intense, the game can slow down very considerably as well.

In short, if you're like me, a VO fanatic and like to give yourself a 
challenge with a mecha versus game that offers you a different gameplay 
from others in its genre, by all means, give Marz a try. However, if 
you're the sort who gets easily frustrated (and have a tendency to throw 
your controller at the screen), I suggest you either rent the game or 
borrow from your friend if they have one. It's probably not worth the 
casual gamer's money for this game but diehard hardcore VO fans, this is 
the game for you.. if you can adjust to the controls and new VR 
capabilities.

GET READY!

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=                         STANDARD DISCLAIMERS                            =
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This FAQ was written by a fan for the fans but don't think just because of
that you can lift this FAQ wholesale and pass it off as your own. I didn't
spend the late nights and running the risk of blowing my PS2 up so that you
can plagarise this FAQ and claim credits for yourself. All contents in this
FAQ may not be reproduced in ANY form whatsoever without the permission of
Elhaym Yuki. If you wish to mirror this FAQ, please drop me an email at 
here [takehito_yuki @ mail(dot)goo(dot)ne(dot)jp] and I'll usually be more
than willing to allow it as long as you maintain the most recent copy of it
on your website. 

Currently, these are the sites I have granted permission to host this FAQ:
http://www.gamefaqs.com  [Primary]
http://www.cheatcc.com
http://www.cheats.de
http://www.ign.com

Virtual On Marz is copyrighted to Hitmaker and originally to Virtual On 
Works @ Sega. Character Design copyrighted to and originally Hajime Katoki.
The author respects and duely acknowledges all copyrights in this game and
from the manual.

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=                                FOREWORD                                 =
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Hi everyone, Yuki desu. ^_^ People of the VO community would more or less 
know me as Fei Yuki and I've been into VO eversince 1997, thanks to an
impromptu introduction to the game by a close friend (who now curses 
himself for intro-ing it to me). 

The purpose of this FAQ / Walkthrough is as the title says, to provide you
with the answers to your questions and I will try to make it as complete 
and comprehensive as much as possible. If you have any suggestions, 
comments, hints, guides, flames...etc, please direct them all to 
takehito_yuki @ mail(dot)goo(dot)ne(dot)jp. Please also note, before you
e-mail me with the name changes, is that some names have been written as 
they were translated directly from Katakana. Also note that this FAQ /
Walkthrough is written with the intent of passing information. Hence, you
won't find any fancy formatting or stuffs in here. This is for the serious
hardcore VO player!

And now...

GET READY!

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=                          UPDATES AND VERSIONS                           =
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|     :: VERSION 0.1 :: [Monday, 09 June 2003]     |
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The barest minimum to this FAQ is up at GameFAQs!

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|     :: VERSION 0.15 :: [Wednesday, 25 June 2003]    |
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* Reformatted FAQ as its formatting from initial version was too screwed 
  up.
* Added a little reading tip.
* Tactics for Survival section up!
* Changed VR armnaments to VR Information for a major update.
* Changed VERSUS MODE Nova to NOVR
* Walkthrough halted thanks to PS2 failure. 
 
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=                              KEYWORDS                                   =
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Before we begin, please do take the time to read this section as it will 
focus on most of the keywords used within the VO circles. In case you are 
also referring to the manual, I have also included the japanese text for 
any particular keyword if applicable. Most of the keywords used here will
be used mostly in the TACTICS FOR SURVIAL section as well.


KEYWORD             JAPANESE WORDING           SHORTCUT REFERRAL
---------------------------------------------------------------
Centre weapon       -                           CW
Close combat        -                           CC
Crouch              ,?,a,a,Y                     -
Dashing             f_fbfVf?                     -
Guard               fK?[fh                       -
Guard Reversal      -                           GR
Jump                fWfff"fv                     -
Left weapon         -                           LW
Right weapon        -                           RW
Watari Dash         -                           Watari
Virtuaroid          fo?[f`fff?fCfh              VR


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=                          BACKGROUND INFORMATION                         =
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This section will focus on the partines involved in this game. This section
will roughly try to explain the parties involved and a little background
information if possible. 

Note: All relational data are taken from the original VO-Marz website @
http://www.vo-marz.com.

                             ---------
                               ARMY
                             ---------
:: DNA ::
DNA is the resident goodguy in this series. Supported by Lilin Prajina both
financially and in terms of military power, they are in alliance with the
SHBVD. DNA's Lilin is also known to have set up the Byakkou no Kishidan, a
group of pro-justice pilots who pilot winter white Temjins and fight the
Shadows.

:: RNA ::
RNA is the opposite of DNA and is headed by Anbel IV. Similar to Lilin, 
Anbel supports RNA through financial and military terms. Anbel IV 
personally commands the Bara no san shimai and sends them to investigate 
and combat with Marz. Anbel IV also forms the "Strike Fleet Force" to stop
the intruders "Ajim" and "Guerlain" from invading this world.

:: S.H.B.V.D. ::
Their name is a acronym for Special Heavy Battle Virtuaroids Division. This
elite division has been often looked upon as a pest by other hostile 
traders seeking to gain control of the highly contested areas. They also 
specialise in Raiden class VRs.

:: BYAKKOU KISHIDAN ::
They are an elite unit formed by Lilin Prajina to combat the Shadows. They
pilot customised VRs to utilise such firepower for combat against the
Shadows, of which they make the latter's termination as first priority.

:: BARA NO SAN SHIMAI ::
Translated to the Three Sisters of Rose, they are Captain Shuvi Fang, 
First Lieutenant Deborah Byte and First Lieutenant Jennifer Poison. They 
are the commanding unit under Anbel IV, who is currently commanding the 
plant TSC Drammen. Under Anbel IV's orders, they will investigate and fight
Marz. Their Myzrs are personalised with their own names too: Shuvi's Fair 
Bianca, Deborah's Evelyn and Jennifer's Charlotte.


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=                            BASIC MOVEMENT                               =
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This section will aim to explain the basics of movement in Marz, along 
with the controller settings and such. 

                        --------------------------------
                               CONTROLLER TYPE
                        (As translated from Marz manual)
                        --------------------------------

TYPE A:
Directional Keys  ------ 8 way directional movement
Left stick ------------- 8 way directional movement
Right stick ------------ Rotation
Circle ----------------- Target acquisition
X ---------------------- Crouch / Guard
Square ----------------- Turbo 
Triangle --------------- Jump
L1 button -------------- Left rotation
L2 button -------------- Left trigger (Use LW)
R1 button -------------- Right rotation
R2 button -------------- Right trigger (Use RW)
Select ----------------- Use repair disc


TYPE B:
Directional Keys  ------ 8 way directional movement
Left stick ------------- Rotation
Right stick ------------ Rotation
Circle ----------------- Turbo
X ---------------------- Crouch / Jump
Square ----------------- Target acquisition
Triangle --------------- Jump
L1 button -------------- Not in use
L2 button -------------- Left trigger (Use LW)
R1 button -------------- Not in use
R2 button -------------- Right trigger (Use RW)
Select ----------------- Use repair disc


TWIN A:
Directional Keys  ------ Not in use
Left stick ------------- Left stick
Right stick ------------ Right stick
Circle ----------------- Not in use
X ---------------------- Not in use
Square ----------------- Not in use
Triangle --------------- Not in use
L1 button -------------- Left turbo
L2 button -------------- Left trigger (Use LW)
R1 button -------------- Right turbo
R2 button -------------- Right trigger (Use RW)
L1 + R1 ---------------- Target acquisition
Select ----------------- Use repair disc


TWIN B:
Directional Keys  ------ Left stick
Left stick ------------- Not in use
Right stick ------------ Not in use
Circle ----------------- Right stick, direction right
X ---------------------- Right stick, direction down
Square ----------------- Right stick, direction left
Triangle --------------- Right stick, direction up
L1 button -------------- Left turbo
L2 button -------------- Left trigger (Use LW)
R1 button -------------- Right turbo
R2 button -------------- Right trigger (Use RW)
L1 + R1 ---------------- Target acquisition
Select ----------------- Use repair disc


                           --------------------------------
                                  AUTOTYPE ACTIONS
                           --------------------------------

8 WAY MOVEMENT:
Movement on all compass directions is possible

AIR / GROUND DASHING:
Dashing is accomplished by pressing a directional button / stick in one 
specific direction and pressing the turbo button. For air dashing, jump, 
directional button / stick press and then followed by the turbo button. 
You can choose to cancel your dashing anytime by pressing the turbo again 
once. 


JUMP:
Useful for avoiding attacks and re-orienting yourself. Press the 
appropriate jump button to make your VR jump.


AIR / JUMP / GROUND ATTACK:
You can choose to attack your opponent during any of these three actions 
phases. Simply press the appropriate weapon trigger for your VR to launch 
an attack.


CLOSE COMBAT:
Close combat is performed when your VR approaches the enemy and one if not
all of your weapon guages turn yellow. Pressing the respective guage's 
trigger will make your VR launch its own specialised CC attack against the
opponent. There are four different types of CC attacks which will be 
covered below:

:: Sidestep ::
Sidestep CC is performed when you press a directional button and a weapon
trigger simultaneously while in CC range. Note that you can only perform 
sidestep CCs with the left and right weapons only.

:: Dashing ::
Dashing CC is performed while your VR is in the midst of a dash. Pressing 
back and any weapon trigger will make your VR execute its signature 
dashing CC attack. Dash rotation CC is possible.

:: Jump ::
Jumping cc is performed when you hit the jump button and any weapons 
trigger simultaneously. 

:: Over ::
Over CC is a new concept introduced to Marz. When in CC range, pressing 
back and any weapons trigger will make your VR lurch forward to the enemy 
with a jumping uppercut CC move that chunks off a good deal of enemy's 
health. Slow to start and with a recovery delay, this move is best used 
when an enemy is parked above an obstacle and you don't want to risk a 
jump cc or use it against guard freaks who have barely an inch of their 
life left. Whiff this and be prepared to pay for it dearly.


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=                             MODES OF PLAY                               =
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In Virtual On Marz's main menu, there are five options for you to choose 
from of which one is the OPTIONS. 

:: DRAMATIC MODE ::
This mode is RPGesque and feels a bit like the Armoured Core series. In 
this mode, you will be tasked to complete missions upon which you will be 
graded from SS to E rank at the end of the mission with a report. This 
mode only allows for 1 player in which you play as a member of Mars Special
Search Mobile Unit (?I??"A'{<@"(r)."'a). You will initially start out with a
Temjin 707S but gradually later in the game, you will be able to unlock 
more VRs to use for your missions. Acting upon the orders of your superior,
you will launch from your base to complete your missions.


= STARTING IN DRAMATIC MODE =
Upon selection of Dramatic mode from the main menu, you will be prompted 
whether to select a NEW GAME or CONTINUE. If you select NEW GAME, continue
to next paragraph.If you select CONTINUE, jump to << CONTINUE >>.

Upon selection of NEW GAME, a sub menu will open. In here you can choose 
the level of difficulty you wish to undertake the mission at. The four 
difficulties you can choose from are: Normal, Hard, Very Hard and Ultimate.

NORMAL: is recommended for those who are just starting out in Virtual On 
and wish to get a feel for the game and its controllers.

HARD: is basically an upped version of NORMAL and is basically targetted 
at players who have already familiarised themselves with the controls and 
systems. Recommended for VO veterans.

VERY HARD: is targetted at the players who are good and familiar with the
specialities of various Virtuaroids. For the upper class VO pilots.

ULITMATE: is the ultimate challenge for all VO veterans.

Once you have finished choosing your difficulty, you will be taken to the 
next menu where you will input your pilot's name. You have a maximum space
of 10 characters and scroll between each character page with the L1 and R1
button. You will start out on the Hirigana page, followed by Katakana and 
finally the english alphabet page. Press OK when you're done to proceed to
the mission briefing.

<< CONTINUE>>
If you chose to continue, you will be taken to the memory card load page.
Naturally, it goes without saying that you will definitely need a 
previously saved game in order to continue. Select from slot 1 or 2 and 
choose your save. Hit O when you have highlighted the game you wish to 
continue from. Next, you will be taken to the mission briefing menu. In 
this menu, you are given the choice to either: 

     - Start Mission
       To begin your mission.

     - Pilot Data
       View your pilot data.

     - Database
       View data on various discs that you will collect throughout the 
       game.

     - Controller Setting
       Configure your controller settings here.

     - Save
       Save your game.

     - Load
       Load your game.

Choosing START MISSION will bring you to the mission's briefing and the 
objectives you have to achieve for a mission completion. Once you have 
finished the mission briefing, you will be taken to the hangar menu where 
you can:

     - Virtuaroid Select
       Change the VR you are currently using.

     - Briefing
       Review the entire briefing again in case you pressed the O button 
       too Fast or accidentally and didn't quite recap the objectives.

     - Database
       Review all data you have collected from the discs.

     - GO!
       Start your mission! ^_^


:: CHALLENGE MODE :: 
Challenge mode allows you to select a VR of your choice (variable from the
number of VRs you have unlocked) to play through. It is basically the same
as Dramatic mode minus the horrendously long briefings. You will also 
choose your AI controlled partner. A good combination of your selected VR 
and your partner VR is crucial to surviving challenge mode.


:: VERSUS MODE :: 
Tired of missions? Want some action? This is the mode for you. As its name
implies, this mode offers you the chance to play 2 on 2 against either the
AI or a human controlled VR. In this mode, you can choose to play either 
1P + AI versus 2P + AI or 1P + 2P versus 2x AI. Or you can take the 
challenge and play 1 versus 2. On the player type field, you can choose 
from 1P, 2P, AI or Novr (No VR). Novr is quite self explainatory. 
Note: You cannot set Novr for the leader's position.

Select your stage, playtime and number of rounds and confirm with the O
button. Select START to begin the match.

 
:: VIRTUAROID COLLECTION ::
This option allows you to view all the VRs you have unlocked in the course
of your game. 


:: SYSTEM :: 
The OPTIONS of Marz, selecting this will bring you to a new window. In 
this menu, you can choose to configure your controller under CONTROLLER 
SETTINGS, adjust the sound volume and such under SOUND / BGM VOLUME / SE 
VOLUME, make adjustments to your screen under SCREEN ADJUST and finally 
save or load your Marz system file under SAVE SYSTEM FILE / LOAD SYSTEM 
FILE.


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=                            SCREEN LAYOUTS                               =
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This section will cover the various screen layouts you will see in the game 
and how to make the best use of them for maximum game enjoyment ^_^

Put up with my god-awful ASCII art. ==U.

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|  ______    __________________________________________  ||           |
| |__(4)_|  |_____________(3)__________________________| ||           |
|                                                        ||    (5)    |
|            __________________________________________  ||           |
|           |________________(2)_______________________| ||           |
|            ____________________________________________||___________|
|           /
|           |                                                  (9)
|  _______  |
| |_(1)___| |
|___________|
|  ( 1 )    |
|___________|



                              (6)
     _________________________/\_________________________
    |                                                    |
    ____________          ____________          ____________
   |____________|        |____________|        |____________|
        (a)                  (b)                   (c)


     _
    / \                                               ________________
   |   | x / 5                                       |_____(8)________|
    \_/
         (7)


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This will be the most common screen you will see in Dramatic mode.

 (1) ----------- Denotes number of enemies yet to be defeated
 (2) ----------- Denotes the name of your enemy and the life guage
 (3) ----------- Denotes the name of your VR used and the life guage
 (4) ----------- Denotes the time left remaining 
 (5) ----------- Radar map (Refer below for legend)
 (6) ----------- Denotes the guages for Left, centre and right weapon.
                 (a) = Left, (b) = Centre, (c) = Right
 (7) ----------- Denotes number of repair discs left out of 5
 (8) ----------- Denotes the remaining life of your partner (if applicable)
 (9) ----------- Denotes the item that you have picked up. Refer below for
                 status items.

Note: If you are playing in Challenge Mode or Versus, your partner's life 
bar will be indicated underneath yours as a thin green line. Ditto for the
enemy's partner. At position (9), there will be a LOCKON alert and ENE 1 
and ENE 2 beneath it. This will indicate which enemy has locked onto you.

In Challenge mode, the total time will be indicated in location (7), 
replacing the repair discs number. The Radar will be placed above location
(8) and the life guage indicators occupy the ex-radar space.

In Versus mode, your partner's life and yours will be indicated by a total
percentage of 200%. This indicator will occupy location (5). Radar location
will shift to location (8).


<< Radar Map Legends >>
Note that blue will always represent friendly units while red represents 
enemy units.

Friendly Units:
+ --------- Represents you. The blue cross will always be centred in the 
            middle of the radar map.
Triangle -- Position of your partner.
Circle ---- Position of your partner without radar's range
X --------- Position of your KOed partner


Enemy Units:
+ --------- Position of your target
Triangle -- Position of target's partner
Circle ---- Position of target without radar's range
X --------- Position of KOed enemy / enemy partner


<<Item Legends>>
There will be certain items scattered across some stages. They give your 
VR certain powerups that, depending on what they do, will either boost 
your strengths or lead you straight to your doom ^^u.

 = ATTACK ---- Boosts your attack power for a limited time.
 = PROTECT --- Boosts your defences for a limited time.
 = SPEED ----- Boosts your speed for a limited time.
 = S.A.Guard - Take no damage for a limited time (I'm assuming it stands 
               for Super Armour)
 = LUCKY ----- Be lucky for a limited time...
 = FAKE ------ Be unlucky for a limited time...

Note: I have never gotten FAKE or LUCKY before so I have no idea what it 
does. Anyone who has gotten these items before, please mail me on what it
does! Thanks!


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=                           VIRTUAROID INFORMATION                        =
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And now, for the section that we all can't do without. ^_^
This section'll deal with the VR ratings and their armnaments. Personally,
I think some of these VRs have overly dramatised / silly names for weapons
but then again, that's just me. This list is compiled from the manual, the 
game and VO Marz's website. While I have personally checked each VR's 
stats myself and tested the moves myself, mistakes do occur. If you spot a 
mistake in here or if I have left something out, please do email me about 
it.

Let's move on. Each individual VR will be firstly represented by their
body code in << >> brackets, followed by their name. VR statistics follow 
after this and they are based on a score out of 10. VR LW, RW and CW 
weapon names follow after this which will be followed by the special moves 
that each of them can perform, followed by execution method enclosed in 
[  ] brackets after it. Method of obtaining this unit is explained at the
very last. ^^

:: NOTICE!! ::
As my PS2 is currently under servicing, this section currently only has
VRs updated from VO Marz's website. Next update, all VRs listing will be 
complete. In the meantime, please see Eizaz's comprehensive FAQ on VR 
listing until this section is complete. =)

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                         VIRTUAROIDS LIST 
                        -------------------

= TEMJIN 747 SERIES =

<< MZV-747-J >> TEMJIN 747 J
Infight      :  7/10
Shot (short) :  7/10
Shot (Middle):  6/10
Shot (Long   :  5/10
Mobility     :  7/10

LW: Power Bomb Mk 3
RW: Sleipner Mk4 - Neutral Launcher
CW: Sleipner Mk4 - Breach Sabre

Special Moves: Blue Slider 747 [Air, fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires all weapons guage to be at 100%. Drains all 
                 three weapons guages to 0%.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, clear Episode 3 Moon-15 [Tsuki wa jigoku
               da! (?????!)] to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< MZV-747-HII >> TEMJIN 747 HII
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

(assumed)
LW: Power Bomb Mk 3
RW: Sleipner Mk4 - Neutral Launcher
CW: Sleipner Mk4 - Breach Sabre

Special Moves: Breach Tornado [Rotation + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Drains entire guage
                 after executing.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, clear Episode 3 Earth-18 [Akumo! Michi to
               koso... (??!?????????)] to unlock.

  ====================================================================

= APHARMD J SERIES = 

<< RVR-24-C >> APHARMD J TYPE C
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Super Bomb
RW: Darkias Gun System DKs type a6/59
CW: Dynamic Tongfer ver. SX

Special Moves: Kick The Dynamic [Air, fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Drains entire guage
                 after executing.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 25 VRs or more with CC moves. The
               type of VRs you defeat, does not matter.

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<< RVR-24-C >> APHARMD J TYPE A
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: None

How to obtain: ?

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= FEI YEN SERIES =

<< TF-14-A >> FEI YEN WITH VIVID HEART
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Rapier [Gusha no jiai] (fires Wave)
RW: Fancy Blast
CW: Vivid Heart

Special Moves: Emotional Mode [Crouch + LTRTCW]
               - Requires life to be at 50.1 or above. HP will drop to 
                 29.8% but the abilities of the VR are up.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 12 or more Fei Yens to unlock.

  ====================================================================

= VOX SERIES =

<< VOX L-48 >> VOX LEE
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: MLF-GS 106 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + CW]
               - Requirements to be based on center weapons guage. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 40 or more VOX Lee / LOO to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX L-43 >> VOX LOO
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + CW]
               - Requirements to be based on center weapons guage. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 40 or more VOX Loo to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX D-101 >> VOX DAN
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Arm Box Launcher ABL-B27
RW: Arm Box Launcher ABL-M32
CW: Shoulder Box Launcher SBL-M18

Special Moves: MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + LW/RW]
               - Requirements to be based on various weapons guage. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 10 or more VOX series to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX J-500 >> VOX JOE
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + LW/RW]
               - Requirements to be based on center weapons guage. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.

               Diving Head Butt [Fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Depletes all of guage
                 while executing.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 30 or more VOX series to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX J-504 >> VOX JANE
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + LW/RW]
               - Requirements to be based on center weapons guage. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.

               Diving Head Butt [Fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Depletes all of guage
                 while executing.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 50 or more VOX series to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX B-240 >> VOX BOB1
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: Drill Slam [Fwd dash + LW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Fully depletes guage
                 while executing.

               MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + LW/RW]
               - Requirements is based on various weapon guages. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.
              
How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 10 or more VOX Bob1 or Bob2 unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< VOX B-242 >> VOX BOB2
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: Drill Slam [Fwd dash + LW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Fully depletes guage
                 while executing.

               MLF-GS 88 Milof Gun System 88 [Crouch + Turbo + LW/RW]
               - Requirements is based on various weapon guages. Guage
                 remaining is dependent on number of shots fired.
              
How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 25 or more VOX Bob1 or Bob2 unlock.

  ====================================================================

= MYZR SERIES =

<< YZR-8000 >> MYZR DELTA
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Cold Dagger
RW: Magic Launcher Revenant3 ver. 2.24
CW: Breast Launcher Delta (fires Drop Beam)

Special Moves: SLC Dive Phase E (Special Aerial Attack) 
               [Air, fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Fully depletes guage
                 while executing.

               SLC Dive Phase G (Special Ground Attack) 
               [Crouch + LTRTCW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Fully depletes all 
                 guage while executing.

               SLC Dive Phase V (Vertical Dive Attack) 
               [Air before height of jump, fwd + CW]
               - Requires centre guage to be at 100%. Fully depletes guage
                 while executing.

              
How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 6 or more Myzrs to unlock.

  ====================================================================

= RAIDEN SERIES =

<< HBV-512-E2 >> RAIDEN 512E2
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: G Bomb
RW: Bazooka Launcher
CW: Laser Unit (Binary Lotus)

Special Moves: None.
              
How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 8 or more Raidens to unlock.

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< HBV-512-E1 >> RAIDEN 512E1
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

(assumed)
LW: G Bomb
RW: Bazooka Launcher
CW: Laser Unit (Binary Lotus)

Special Moves: None.
              
How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 20 or more Raidens to unlock.

  ====================================================================

= SPECINEFF SERIES =

<< YZR-XIII sin >> SPECINEFF 13 "THE SIN"
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Spirit Ball
RW: Yfeither 13 ver C (Neutral Launcher)
CW: EVL Screamer

Special Moves: None.
              
How to obtain: ?

  ====================================================================

= APHARMD T SERIES =

<< RVR-36-F >> APHARMD T TYPE F
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: Super Bomb
RW: Marks Launcher F-13
CW: Tiger Cannon T-11

Special Moves: ?
              
How to obtain: ?

  -------------------------------------------------------------------

<< RVR-62-D >> APHARMD T TYPE D
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: ?
              
How to obtain: ?

  ====================================================================

= TEMJIN 707 SERIES =

<< MZV-707-S >> TEMJIN 707S
Infight      :  7/10
Shot (short) :  6/10
Shot (Middle):  5/10
Shot (Long   :  4/10
Mobility     :  6/10

LW: Power Bomb Mk 3 
RW: Sleipner Mk4 - Neutral Launcher 
CW: Sleipner Mk4 - Breach Sabre

Special Moves: Surf Ram [Air, fwd dash + CW]

How to obtain: Default unlocked

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< MZV-707-S/V >> TEMJIN 707 S/V
Infight      :  7/10
Shot (short) :  6/10
Shot (Middle):  6/10
Shot (Long   :  4/10
Mobility     :  6/10

LW: Power Bomb Mk 3 
RW: Sleipner Mk4 - Neutral Launcher 
CW: Sleipner Mk4 - Breach Sabre

Special Moves: Blue Slider ver. 707m [Air, fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires all weapons guage to be at 100%. Drains all 
                 three weapons guages to 0%.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, clear episode 2-6 [Kaikou subete wa 
               maboroshi no (?????????)] to unlock

  --------------------------------------------------------------------

<< MZV-707-J >> TEMJIN 707 J
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ? 
RW: ? 
CW: ?

Special Moves: Blue Slider ver. 707 [Air, fwd dash + CW]
               - Requires all weapons guage to be at 100%. Drains all 
                 three weapons guages to 0%.

How to obtain: In Dramatic Mode, defeat 15 or more Temjin series to unlock.

  ====================================================================

= 10/80 ADV SERIES =

<< MBV-04-10/80 ADV >> 10/80 ADV
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ? 
RW: ? 
CW: ?

Special Moves: ?

How to obtain: ?

  ====================================================================

= BAL SERIES =

<< XBV-821m-N >> BAL DE MEORA
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ERL (fires Float Sail)
RW: ERL (fires Ring Laser)y
CW: ERL (for near and far attack)

Special Moves: ?

How to obtain: ?

  ====================================================================

= ANGELAN SERIES =

<< TA-17 B >> ANGELAN WM [??]
Infight      :  ?
Shot (short) :  ?
Shot (Middle):  ?
Shot (Long   :  ?
Mobility     :  ?

LW: ?
RW: ?
CW: ?

Special Moves: ?

How to obtain: ?

===========================================================================
=                           TACTICS FOR SURVIVAL                          =
===========================================================================
By now if you have efforted to put in a bit of time to playing Marz, you
will know that Marz is not your average mecha beat-em'-up. If you even want
to proceed with the game and pass the higher difficulties, certain tactics
have to be observed which I consider as essential to the gameplay of Marz.
Button mashing is pointless as a friend has proven and will often lead you
to your doom sooner than you expect. 

I don't profess myself to be an expert on the tactical aspects on Virtual
On as Nyan puts it, I have just about as much tactical sense as a rock on
high. This section will rather however, give some common advice on how to
use some of the common tactics that veterans use and hopefully, you will
be able to implement them into your own style of playing. Your very own
style of playing is important to you as well and I place this as top 
priority when you are trying out in Virtual On. It defines yourself as
a pilot. 

This list will be constantly updated as I experiment further with Marz. =)

Without further ado, let's begin:

:: LINE OF SIGHT ::
I can't stress this tactic enough. Effective gameplay always equates to 
having your enemy within your line of sight ALL THE TIME. Having your 
opponent within your line of sight also means that you'll be able to see
almost every single thing he/she/it will be throwing at you. Knowing what
your opponent is going to toss at you is of utmost importance, especially
if you are playing on a stage that is lightly obstacled. Imagine having 
your back to an Apharmd J Type C and not seeing that CW CC coming until 
it's too late! Always use jump cancels (press JUMP button followed by 
GUARD / CROUCH button) to effectively re-orient yourself to face the 
opponent. Jump cancels are the simplest and yet most effective tactic all 
aspiring VO pilots SHOULD (not TRY!) to incorporate into their playing 
styles. This is the beginning step and is one of the most basic foundation 
tactic that you should learn ASAP. You know you have executed a good and 
effective jump cancel when you see your VR do a quick hop on the spot and 
turn to face the opponent.


:: MOVEMENT ::
ALWAYS KEEP MOVING! Anyone with enough common sense should know that 
constant movement on a battlefield will make it harder for the enemy to
hit you and Marz is no different. Any VR not moving is just screaming to be
hit. Any veteran can tell you the usefulness of this tactic. Not only does
it keep you in constant motion, thus making it harder for the enemy to hit
you, you can also use movement to play mind games with the opfor. 

Mix and match the types of movement for a confusing gameplay. Opponent 
thinks you are going to dash? Walk instead. Opponent thinks you're going 
to charge right at him? Vector jump. Never EVER be predictable in your 
movement either. You will only be setting yourself up to walk into your 
opponent's trap.

Never also, dash till it expires. Against a rookie, you might have chances
of pulling it off safely. Against veterans, they will set up attacks 
(sometimes with very painful ones) that will either hit you as you dash or
when you recover from it. Unless you feel like dying an idiot's death, 
always use dash cancels for any emergency evasion moves. The dash cancel is
another good tactical move to add to your playing style. This is performed 
by pressing the Turbo button again during your dash. 

Of course, I needn't to mention that charging directly and straight on at
an enemy is stupid too. Raiden's Lasers anyone?


:: ATTACKING ::
The primary focus of any versus game is to try and deplete your opponent's
life before he depletes yours. VO is no different but attacking blindly
and carelessly might just turn the tables on you in no time. The following
paragraph will seek to highlight some of the moves best avoid whenever 
possible and an explaination of why:


= Jump Attacks
So you decide that ground attacks are not effective against your opponent.
So you take to the air, trying to knock him or her down. To your massive 
horror as you reach the apex of your jump, the last thing you see on your
screen is a pair of nice shiny lasers before your VR drops limply to the
ground, exploding.

The above scenario seems simplistically stupid but also one I have seen
repeated countless of times. Never EVER try jumping attacks (that is, jump
and attack) unless you want to die an idiot's death. Jumping attacks have
been watered down a great deal in Marz and this is even more evident in the
loss of the ability to fire two weapons in the air for the Myzr / Cypher /
Viper series, so it is <really> recommended you don't do jump attacks. It'll
definitely play the biggest role in saving you from nasty counterattacks.

If you must (die die also must do) aerial attacks, make sure you at least 
will hit with whatever you're throwing at the opponent or throw a 
diversionary weaponry as you come down. Angelan is rather adept at the 
latter tactic. If not, pray you land on top or behind an obstacle as you
land. Else...


= Dashing Attacks
Don't get me wrong. Dashing attacks are useful when used properly but just
about too many times I have seen people overly abusing dashing attacks,
thinking its a "god" tactic. Note that once you start dashing AND attacking,
you cannot stop your dash until it expires on its own. Repeat same 
counterattack sequence here. If you need to execute a dashing attack of any
sort, here are two tips on doing so:

    - Dash AFTER your enemy has done so.
    - Attack when you're nearing the end of your dash.

The former is useful as you can dash and attack the opponent at the point
where his dash has ended and he is in the recovery animation. In range and 
want a classy attack? Try a dashing CC. 

The latter is not exactly as useful as the first. Basically, it entails
attacking when you're nearing the end of your dash so that it basically
provides a cover of some sorts as your VR slows to a stop. The recovery for
this isn't all that great either. Try not to dash attack too much as the 
individual VRs turning rate and accuracy in dashing attack has been greatly
tuned down. Unless you're going straight with the enemy within your sights,
your chances of hitting the enemy would be slim. Read COUNTERATTACK.

= EVASION =
ALWAYS KEEP MOVING! Another point that I pride as a first in VO tactics.
Moving makes it harder for enemy to keep a lock on you and that's exactly
what you want isn't it? Movement for VRs can come in different styles and
sorts. You can walk, dash, jump or mix all three for one hell of a 
confusing gameplay to your opponent. Watari dashing - the art of changing
directions 90 degrees to your current trajectory direction - is perhaps one
of the best moves any pilot can master for evasion / counterattack. You
execute this by tapping your desired direction while your VR is in the 
midst of a dash. Unfortunately, Marz seems to have toned down the duration
of VR's dash so at most you can watari is 1-2 times. Multiple watari in a
single dash is not recommended for Marz because of the long turning time it
takes for a VR to lock onto its target, not to mention that the AI is 
exceptionally good at evasion, especially in Ultimate mode. ==X

Use the various obstacles around the stage to your advantage but please,
do NOT hide behind them all the time. You'll be ultimately branded cheap
by the fanatics. Besides, VRs who have insane CC range like the Temjins,
can CC you through the obstacle, so be careful when trying to hide behind
one while an enemy is on the other side.

:: GUAGE MANAGEMENT ::
Not actually ranked very high on the importance list but it still commands
a decent amount of attention, depending on the player type you are. Careful
and tactical use of your guage will always ensure that you have your
desired weapon at the time you need it. This is important, especially when
facing against a veteran who knows exactly what he or she is doing. You 
don't want to be caught guageless at the point when you need it. It might
just cost you your round / game. To effectively manage your guage, you of
course will need to roughly memorise exactly how much guage a move takes
off while executing. While this will take sometime to get accquainted to,
do so as fast at your own convinence. It will help to save your life in the
long run. 

Hyper bombardment players are most adept at managing their guages, thus 
making them highly dangerous as they can throw out move after move, 
flooding you with shots that will force you to focus on evasion instead of
assault. Challenge with caution.

:: STAGE KNOWLEDGE ::
In effect, this is considered side tactic and not at all exactly very
important but useful when it comes to having that lil' bit of advantage 
over your opponent. Some fanatics / veterans have taken to memorising the
stage layouts and locations of obstacles so that they can set up very 
painful counter / traps for you. If you want to, you can do so at your own
leisure. =)

In short, Virtual On is not just about trying to beat the crap out of your
opponently mindlessly, button mashing or throwing out the most powerful
weapon you have in your arsenal and hoping to win. The aim of VO lies 
mostly in smart playing and that means to fight in such a way that the 
enemy will have a hard time trying to find loopholes in your attacks and 
you leaving none for him to sniff. Its all about how to whack your 
opponent while making him run circles trying to hit you. 

Experiment and find your own style of playing that suits you. Different
playing styles suit different people and interesting varients come along
that way. Drop me an e-mail if you find something interesting ^_^

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=                              WALKTHROUGH                                =
===========================================================================
Coming Soon... once that machine comes back ==


===========================================================================
=                                CREDITS                                  =
===========================================================================
I would like to thank the below mentioned who have made this FAQ possible:

SEGA -------- Virtual On Works: The original creators of the Virtual On
              series. Without you, I would have never gotten to know such
              a wonderful series!

Hitmaker ---- For bringing us VO Marz.

Nyan -------- Once the worst of the worst enemies, he's now my best pal
              and confidante apart from Ran-chan. Thanks for being the
              idiot and my opfor.

Ran --------- My VO teacher since 1998. He has taught me much since my
              newbie days. What I am today is mostly attributed to him and
              the good guys at SiVOC. Sankyuu sempai!

SiVOC ------- The local VO club who has taught me so much. Jia Khang for
              the infamous Fei Yen and Youneng for Angelan. Thanks to
              everyone whom i've sparred with these years.

VO.net ------ Discussions and debates aglore! This is the place for all VO
              pilots to hang out at!

Nirvanatachi- My Phillipines based pals there, ganbare!

Johnson Or -- For his invaluable help with confirming some of the 
              translations!

Guara ------- For correcting the VR's armnaments and pointing out that NOVA
              is actually NOVR.


For the interested, here are the links to some good VO websites:
VO Marz Homepage (J)-- http://www.vo-marz.com/site/index.html
VO Marz Homepage (E)-- http://www.vo-marz.com/site_e/index.html
Virtual On.Net ------- http://www.virtualon.net
VOMania -------------- http://vomania.virtualon.net
Oratan Playing Guide - http://virtualon.cjb.net


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