History VideoGame / VirtuaCop

4th Aug '17 10:52:26 PM TriggerLoaded
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* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Called a "Justice Shot" if done in the games. In the first game, it's called a "Nice Bullseye" outside Japan.

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* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Called a "Justice Shot" if done in the games. In the first game, it's called a "Nice Bullseye" outside Japan. Either way, it provides significant bonus points, representing being able to take them into custody and allow for rehabilitation. (According to the manual)



* BulletTime: Exceeding Sense mode, introduced in the third game.

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* BulletTime: Exceeding Sense mode, introduced in the third game. Though rather than letting you dodge bullets, it lets you shoot bullets out of the air.



* TheGhost: The second stage in ''Virtua Cop 2'' is called "Save the Mayor!", who is never seen.

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* TheGhost: The second stage in ''Virtua Cop 2'' is called "Save the Mayor!", who is never seen. Or, at least, it's not announced who he is, if he's one of several civilians running through the level.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''Virtua Cop 3'', one must wonder how is it possible that shooting away the metal beams that falling on you would end up falling down onto the criminals in front of you, while they're taking hostages.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''Virtua Cop 3'', one must wonder how is it possible that shooting away the metal beams that falling on you would end up falling down onto the criminals in front of you, while they're taking without hitting their hostages.



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]].]]
* PainfullySlowProjectile

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 [[https://youtu.be/LGhsi8Zebjk?t=48m40s a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], minigun]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]].]]
* PainfullySlowProjectilePainfullySlowProjectile:
** Every boss in the first two games attacks with slow-moving rockets or fireballs that can be shot out of the air.
** Brand, the second level boss in the third game, throws fairly slow-moving homing boomerangs at you.



* RecurringBoss: Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth who can pull off a [[Franchise/KamenRider Rider Kick]] at you.

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* RecurringBoss: Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth a cloaking device who can pull off a [[Franchise/KamenRider Rider Kick]] at you.you, meets you several times throughout the game, fleeing before you can beat him. You have to get the True Final Level in order to finally take him down.
27th Jul '17 1:40:21 AM LondonKdS
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* HijackedByGanon: The leader of the terrorist group in the third game turns out to be [[spoiler:Joe Fang yet again]].
10th Apr '17 3:02:08 PM nombretomado
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''Virtua Cop'' is a successful 3D LightGunGame series created by Yu Suzuki and {{Sega}}'s [=AM2=] department and initially released in arcades in 1994. The game series revolves around the VCPD Special Investigations Unit and their operatives, Michael Hardy/Rage, James Cools/Smarty and (from the second game onward) Janet Marshall. The core gameplay of all four games in the series is assuming the role of either Rage (first player) or Smarty (second player) and use a light gun (or controller for the console versions) to shoot criminals and advance through the game, with penalties for shooting civilians. There are three missions to choose from, Easy, Medium and Hard, that can be picked in any order. Items like better guns, health packs and even explosive oil drums can be found during the missions.

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''Virtua Cop'' is a successful 3D LightGunGame series created by Yu Suzuki and {{Sega}}'s Creator/{{Sega}}'s [=AM2=] department and initially released in arcades in 1994. The game series revolves around the VCPD Special Investigations Unit and their operatives, Michael Hardy/Rage, James Cools/Smarty and (from the second game onward) Janet Marshall. The core gameplay of all four games in the series is assuming the role of either Rage (first player) or Smarty (second player) and use a light gun (or controller for the console versions) to shoot criminals and advance through the game, with penalties for shooting civilians. There are three missions to choose from, Easy, Medium and Hard, that can be picked in any order. Items like better guns, health packs and even explosive oil drums can be found during the missions.
15th Jan '17 10:07:38 AM Sestren_NK
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* BigBad: Joe Fang in the first two games [[spoiler: as well as the third.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: Joe Fang in the second game [[spoiler: and the third]].
* BigBad: Joe Fang in the first two games [[spoiler: as well as the third.]]third]].



* JetPack: [[WolfpackBoss The Aero-Divers]] and Joe Fang himself fly in one in ''Virtua Cop 2''.

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* JetPack: [[WolfpackBoss The Aero-Divers]] and Joe Fang himself fly in one in ''Virtua Cop 2''. [[spoiler: The Joe Fang clones also have them in the bonus stage of the third game]].



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Confidential Mission'', another gun game, borrows many, many, elements from the ''Virtua Cop'' series. However, there is a proper sequel to the first two games, in the form of the third game.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Has two of them:
**
''Confidential Mission'', another arcade light gun game, borrows many, many, elements from the ''Virtua Cop'' series. However, there is Released after the second game, which received a proper sequel to the first two games, in the form of the third game.game.
** ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad'' also burrows many elements from the series, and even has unlockable ''Virtua Cop'' police uniforms and body armor.
11th Jan '17 8:56:17 AM contrafanxxx
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* HardLevelsEasyBosses: At least in the first two games, the bosses are easy when compared to the stages themselves.
7th Jun '16 11:00:57 AM YourEternalTroper
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* CarFu: On his last bit of health, Wolf, ''Virtua Cop 2'''s Beginner stage boss, will throw a van at you!

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* CarFu: On his last bit of health, Wolf, Bobbie Louise, ''Virtua Cop 2'''s Beginner stage boss, will throw a van at you!



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]]. ]]

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]]. ]]



* RecurringBoss: Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth who can pull off the Rider Kick at you.

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* RecurringBoss: Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth who can pull off the a [[Franchise/KamenRider Rider Kick Kick]] at you.
8th Jan '16 1:38:38 AM erforce
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* '''''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'' (2002):''' Released on the PlayStation2, Elite Edition was a compilation remake of ''Virtua Cop'' and ''Virtua Cop 2'' including bonus unlockable artwork. Known as ''Virtua Cop: Re-Birth'' in Japan, this game was released in Japan and Europe.

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* '''''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'' (2002):''' Released on the PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, Elite Edition was a compilation remake of ''Virtua Cop'' and ''Virtua Cop 2'' including bonus unlockable artwork. Known as ''Virtua Cop: Re-Birth'' in Japan, this game was released in Japan and Europe.



* UpdatedRerelease: ''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'', or ''Virtua Cop Re-birth'' for the PlayStation 2.

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* UpdatedRerelease: ''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'', or ''Virtua Cop Re-birth'' for the PlayStation 2.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2.
4th Dec '15 5:15:55 PM nombretomado
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* '''''Virtua Cop'' (1994):''' The original. Was ported to the SegaSaturn as a launch title, but the light gun peripheral was sold separately. The game followed Rage and Smarty as the systematically took down an illegal gun-running operation by the EVL Inc. criminal empire, led by Joe Fang.

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* '''''Virtua Cop'' (1994):''' The original. Was ported to the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn as a launch title, but the light gun peripheral was sold separately. The game followed Rage and Smarty as the systematically took down an illegal gun-running operation by the EVL Inc. criminal empire, led by Joe Fang.
14th Nov '15 12:09:22 PM Sestren_NK
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* DemotedToExtra: Janet in the third game. She plays the role of MissionControl this time around, although she joins the boys in the Expert stage [[spoiler: and the true final stage]]. In any case, she's not playable.

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* DemotedToExtra: Janet in the third game. She plays the role of MissionControl this time around, although she joins the boys in the Expert stage Hard mission [[spoiler: and the true final stage]]. In any case, she's not playable.



* TheGhost: The advanced stage in the second game is called "Save the Mayor!", who is never seen.

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* TheGhost: The advanced second stage in the second game ''Virtua Cop 2'' is called "Save the Mayor!", who is never seen.
14th Nov '15 11:39:58 AM Sestren_NK
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* BigBad - Joe Fang in the first two games [[spoiler: as well as the third.]]
* BigNo - Whenever a hostage gets shot, they usually yell "NOOOO!"
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands - Called a Justice Shot if done in the games. In the first game, it's called a "Nice Bullseye" outside Japan.
* BoomHeadshot - ''Virtua Cop'' is possibly the UrExample of this in video games. In ''Virtua Cop 3'', however, this is not a good thing. It doesn't give nearly as many points as a Justice Shot, and doesn't even allow for a 3-hit combo followup.
* BossOnlyLevel - The fourth and final missions of ''2'' and ''3''.
* BossRush - The true final stage of ''3''.
* BulletTime - Exceeding Sense mode
* {{Cap}} - ''Virtua Cop 3'' has a score cap of 99,999,999. It is very possible to achieve this if you understand the scoring mechanics well (and, of course, don't die).
* CarFu - On his last bit of health, Wolf, ''Virtua Cop 2'''s Beginner stage boss, will throw a van at you!
* FairCop - The three main characters.
* HostageSpiritLink - Stupid hostages popping out of nowhere...

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* BigBad - AllThereInTheManual: Par the course for an arcade series, much of the game's backstory and characterization aren't seen in the games themselves.
* BigBad:
Joe Fang in the first two games [[spoiler: as well as the third.]]
* BigNo - BigNo: Whenever a hostage gets shot, they usually yell "NOOOO!"
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands - BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Called a Justice Shot "Justice Shot" if done in the games. In the first game, it's called a "Nice Bullseye" outside Japan.
* BoomHeadshot - BoomHeadshot: ''Virtua Cop'' is possibly the UrExample of this in video games. In ''Virtua Cop 3'', however, this is not a good thing. It doesn't give nearly as many points as a Justice Shot, and doesn't even allow for a 3-hit combo followup.
* BossOnlyLevel - BossOnlyLevel: The fourth and final missions of ''2'' and ''3''.
* BossRush - BossRush: The true final stage of ''3''.
* BulletTime - BulletTime: Exceeding Sense mode
mode, introduced in the third game.
* {{Cap}} - {{Cap}}: ''Virtua Cop 3'' has a score cap of 99,999,999. It is very possible to achieve this if you understand the scoring mechanics well (and, of course, don't die).
* CarFu - CarFu: On his last bit of health, Wolf, ''Virtua Cop 2'''s Beginner stage boss, will throw a van at you!
* FairCop - DemotedToExtra: Janet in the third game. She plays the role of MissionControl this time around, although she joins the boys in the Expert stage [[spoiler: and the true final stage]]. In any case, she's not playable.
* FairCop:
The three main characters.
* HostageSpiritLink - TheGhost: The advanced stage in the second game is called "Save the Mayor!", who is never seen.
* HostageSpiritLink:
Stupid hostages popping out of nowhere...



* ImprobableAimingSkills - In ''Virtua Cop 3'', one must wonder how is it possible that shooting away the metal beams that falling on you would end up falling down onto the criminals in front of you, while they're taking hostages.
* ISurrenderSuckers - Kong, the boss of the Beginner stage in ''Virtua Cop'', tries to pull this on you when he's one shot away from death.
* JetPack - [[WolfpackBoss The Aero-Divers]] and Joe Fang himself fly in one in ''Virtua Cop 2''.
* NeverFoundTheBody - The plot of ''Virtua Cop 2'' says that after Joe Fang's helicopter was destroyed, his body was never found. Then, he returns as the final boss of the game but flies in a jetpack instead.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]] - [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]]. ]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills - HotPursuit: The Beginner stage in the second game is mostly this.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
In ''Virtua Cop 3'', one must wonder how is it possible that shooting away the metal beams that falling on you would end up falling down onto the criminals in front of you, while they're taking hostages.
* ISurrenderSuckers - ISurrenderSuckers: Kong, the boss of the Beginner stage in ''Virtua Cop'', tries to pull this on you when he's one shot away from death.
* JetPack - JetPack: [[WolfpackBoss The Aero-Divers]] and Joe Fang himself fly in one in ''Virtua Cop 2''.
* NeverFoundTheBody - NeverFoundTheBody: The plot of ''Virtua Cop 2'' says that after Joe Fang's helicopter was destroyed, his body was never found. Then, he returns as the final boss of the game but flies in a jetpack instead.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]] - OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:At the end of the BossRush Stage of ''Virtua Cop 3'', you face Joe Fang yet again, this time having mutated into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ABNqWehWr0 a giant green gargoyle wielding an equally massive minigun (skip to 13:30)]], that looks like a freakish mutation of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Bizarro-Sephiroth]], [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead The Wheel Of Fate]], and [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]]. ]]



* PreAssKickingOneLiner - Every boss has this upon confronting them.
* RecurringBoss - Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth who can pull off the Rider Kick at you.
* ScoreMultiplier - Introduced formally in ''Virtua Cop 3'', where every single enemy shot will level up your score multiplier up to sixteen times.

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner - PreAssKickingOneLiner: Every boss has this upon confronting them.
* RecurringBoss - RecurringBoss: Gale from ''Virtua Cop 3'', a ninja with stealth who can pull off the Rider Kick at you.
* ScoreMultiplier - ScoreMultiplier: Introduced formally in ''Virtua Cop 3'', where every single enemy shot will level up your score multiplier up to sixteen times.



* SpiderTank - The boss of the hard mission in ''Virtua Cop 3'', with the ability to launch a MacrossMissileMassacre at you every other attack.
* SpiritualSuccessor - ''Confidential Mission'', another gun game, borrows many, many, elements from the ''Virtua Cop'' series. However, there is a proper sequel to the first two games, in the form of the third game.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt - Bobbie "Wolf" Louise, the Beginner stage boss of ''Virtua Cop 2'', does this as his primary means of attack other than firing [[PainfullySlowProjectile Painfully Slow Rockets]]. When he's one shot before death, he graduates to CarFu (see above).
* TrueFinalBoss - The BossRush level can be unlocked only if you have successfully complete the mini-missions presented in the 2nd and 3rd stages in order.
* UpdatedRerelease - ''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'', or ''Virtua Cop Re-birth'' for the PlayStation 2.
* VeryHighVelocityRounds - During Exceeding Sense mode.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - You can kill civilians, but this makes you lose HP.

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* SpiderTank - SpiderTank: The boss of the hard mission in ''Virtua Cop 3'', with the ability to launch a MacrossMissileMassacre at you every other attack.
* SpiritualSuccessor - SpiritualSuccessor: ''Confidential Mission'', another gun game, borrows many, many, elements from the ''Virtua Cop'' series. However, there is a proper sequel to the first two games, in the form of the third game.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt - ThrowABarrelAtIt: Bobbie "Wolf" Louise, the Beginner stage boss of ''Virtua Cop 2'', does this as his primary means of attack other than firing [[PainfullySlowProjectile Painfully Slow Rockets]]. When he's one shot before death, he graduates to CarFu (see above).
* TrueFinalBoss - TrueFinalBoss: The BossRush level in the third game can be unlocked only if you have successfully complete the mini-missions presented in the 2nd and 3rd stages in order.
* UpdatedRerelease - UpdatedRerelease: ''Virtua Cop: Elite Edition'', or ''Virtua Cop Re-birth'' for the PlayStation 2.
* VeryHighVelocityRounds - VeryHighVelocityRounds: During Exceeding Sense mode.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can kill civilians, but this makes you lose HP.
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