Force for the Xbox360 was brought out in two versions: A Japan-exclusive Memorial Box and a more widely released standard version. Both have the game in region-free format, so it will run on any Xbox360. In this review I will have a look at the Memorial Box which I ordered in Japan.
The Memorial Box is a sizeable box, about 30x20x7 cm in size, white with some black text informing us what it is. Very fancy and collectible. It includes the following: Virtual On
Force for the Xbox360 with manual, model kits and action figure promotion leaflet, and promotional booklet for Border Break
(same as standard edition, what follows is what sets the Box apart) in a white cardboard sleeve with black lettering, 6-disc Audio CD set in a cardboard sleeve, Memorial Book, Fetish Code card, and two superballs that look like Tangram. So let's have a closer look.
The superballs are very bouncy and actually consist of a black half and a transparent plastic half, with Tangram's 'eye' sandwiched in between. One is red Tangram, the other blue Tangram
The Fetish Code card is a card with a special code that you can use to unlock the various breast sizes for Fei-Yen and Angelan, going from AA35
. The card can also be bought outside of the Memorial Box. You'll need to create a Japanese Xbox360 account to enter the code (instructions can be found on the web, e.g. Oratan Forums), but the game itself and the actual add-on works with any Xbox Gold account. Now, being a fan of small breasts I was disappointed to find Angelan cannot have AA breas...wait, what am I writing?
Ahem. The Memorial Book is a thick (+- 1 cm) 150-page book detailing the history of Virtual On
, from Operation Moon Gate to Force and from 1995 to 2011. It has loads of color illustrations showing the various mechs in their different incarnations, multiple pictures showing posters and the like, pre-production lineart, and a lot of text (some reprinted from earlier Virtual On
books, some new). Which unfortunately is in Japanese. Which I cannot read.
The 6-disc Audio CD set contains much of the music released for Virtual On
, but not all of it. It has one disc for OMG, which seems to contain the same music as the original VOOM soundtrack, and some more tracks, including one with all the voices...looks like I'm running out of room. To part 2!