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A game system that runs many PC games (especially shooters) that was adapted for arcade use. Machines may be linked to provide competitive play.

VR Vortex II was produced by Global VR in 1999.

Global VR released 42 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1997. Global VR was based in United States.

Other machines made by Global VR during the time period VR Vortex II was produced include: Kick-It!, Kick-It Jr., VR Vortex (Standard), Big Red Button ticket game, Red Line Rampage, Breeders Cup - World Thoroughbred Championship, and Madden NFL Season 2

VR Vortex II
VR Vortex II


Name VR Vortex II
Developer Global VR (United States)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10280
Class Prototype
Genre System
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: VR Headset
  • Color: Color
  • Machine has steroscopic 3-D LCD goggles as its primary screen and a monitor provided for spectators

Conversion Class unique
External Device HDD
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Virtual Reality helmet with grips containing common triggers and thumb buttons - Fire|Forward|Backward
Sound Special Sound System
sound played through speakers for spectators
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Since this system uses the Quantum 3-D PC, it can run many first-person PC shooters (arcade versions). Heavy Gear II and Sin have already been adapted, but additional games are currently in development.

Game Play

When the player turns (thus turning the visor), the game character turns (360 degrees). The right thumb button moves forward, the left thumb button moves backward, and the trigger buttons fire the weapon.

VR Vortex II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

In short, the game is like Virtual Combat, with a much better look. The VR Vortek II has a smaller footprint and includes most of the features of the Vortek Classic (also from Global VR). Recommended for arcades with lower budgets and less floor space.

The use of a boom-mounted display allows unattended Virtual Reality, instinctive controls for experts and beginners, real-time response and accurate targeting. It has four degrees of freedom and 360 degree rotation.

The autofocus visor is moved by the player's hand controls and there is no contact with hair, eyes, or face, so there are no sanitation issues. It has the industry's best resolution for a VR-arcade headset (640x480) and the largest field of view. The player can play with eyeglasses, bifocals or sunglasses.


Although from the outside this game looks like Virtual Combat, one can not be converted to the other.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op VR Vortex II Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by VR Vortex II collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). One is a set of 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.

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



The game uses the Quantum 3-D PC which is similar to the Quake - Arcade Tournament Edition hardware.


  • Length: 3 feet
  • Width: 2 feet
  • Height: 8 feet
  • Boom Length: 5.5 feet
  • Weight: 450 pounds

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