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V'Ball V'Ball - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

V'Ball - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Two-man teams play pro beach volleyball on a tour of the US. One to four people can play simultaneously on a four-player cabinet, cooperatively and/or competitively. On a two-player cabinet, two players must play in competition.

V'Ball was produced by Technos in 1988.

Technos released 28 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Technos was based in United States.

Other machines made by Technos during the time period V'Ball was produced include: Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu, Super Dodge Ball, Xain'd Sleena, Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun, Exciting Hour, Championship V'Ball, China Gate, U.S Championship V'Ball, Double Dragon II The Revenge, and Block Out

Specs

Name V'Ball
Developer Technos (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10276
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

V'Ball Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Set/Hit/PowerJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

There are four players on the screen, with the computer playing for those that don't have human players. The game doesn't follow real volleyball rules -- the game is only to seven points, it uses rally scoring, and games are timed.

Game Play

The big secret here is to continue hitting the jump button before hitting the ball in order to power up your spikes. Winning the tour gets you an end screen with nicely rendered "trophy babes. All your serves and spikes can be aimed by holding the joystick in one direction as the ball is hit. The eight joystick positions correspond to the edges and corners of your opponent's court.

V'Ball KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Trivia

On the opening screen it shows a picture of a flyer advertising a 2.5 million volleyball tournament. At the bottom it says, "To enter call 408-996-BALL" which apparently is a CPA office in the San Jose, CA area.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op V'Ball Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by V'Ball collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Technical

By adding 2 additional sets of controls to the standard 2 JAMMA controls four people can play at once. Two or four player mode is selected with a dip switch. Selecting 4P mode in a 2P cabinet will allow 2-player cooperative play.

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