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Variable Geo
ヴァリアブル・ジオ
(1993)


 
Advanced Variable Geo
アドヴァンスト ヴァリアブル・ジオ

PC ENGINE SUPER CD-ROM²
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 22 July 1994
Publisher TGL
Product ID GLCD-4001
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
TGL's all-girl fighting game first appeared on the NEC PC-98 computer in 1993. Here it returns in 'Advanced' form, loosing a lot of the risque content of the original but making distinct headway in the playability stakes.
A bit messy, but easily one of the best 2D fighting games available on the format - if only for lack of competition.

CD case, PC Engine Super CD-ROM² disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Super Variable Geo
スーパーヴァリアブル・ジオ

SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 21 July 1995
Publisher TGL
Product ID SHVC-AXYJ-JPN
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
The SFC Variable Geo remains very similar to the PC Engine version, but doesn't stand out so well: the lack of CD-ROM makes it loose a lot of gloss, and by 1995 there were plenty of superior fighting game alternatives on SFC.

Standard SFC cardboard packaging, 26Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Advanced Variable Geo
アドヴァンスト ヴァリアブル・ジオ

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 19 Apr 1996
Publisher TGL
Product ID SLPS-00208
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Enhanced re-release of the original game for PlayStation.
Nothing special, but it's harmless enough - well in the same spirit as the Asuka 120% games.

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Advanced Variable Geo
アドヴァンスト ヴァリアブル・ジオ

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 14 Mar 1997
Publisher TGL
Product ID T-32501G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The Sega Saturn also gets its share of Variable Geo action.
A 'Limited Edition' also exists (T-32506G) - a giant box set that includes the game and a jigsaw puzzle.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Advanced Variable Geo 2
アドヴァンスト ヴァリアブル・ジオ2

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 23 Sep 1998
Publisher TGL
Product ID SLPS-01318
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
TGL return with a fully fledged V.G. sequel for PlayStation.
Again, it's definitely a very B-grade production, but still quite playable it in own kind of way.

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Advanced Variable Geo 2 Graphical Manual
アドヴァンスト ヴァリアブル・ジオ2 グラフィカルマニュアル

GAMEST MOOK EX SERIES Vol.66
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 22 Oct 1998
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-544-8
Size (cm) 25.7 x 18.2 x 0.7 (B5)
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
'EX Series' Gamest Mook dedicated to the PS Advanced Variable Geo 2.
Features a large colour gallery with character profiles and animation cels, followed by a b&w move lists / game strategies section.

112 pages (48 in colour), Japanese.

 

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