Arcade Video Game published 23 years ago by Virtual World Ent.

Battletech screenshot

Not emulated yet.


Battletech © 1996 Virtual World Entertainment.

Every moment counts as you control a thirty-foot tall, 75 ton walking tank, blasting your way to victory. You're the pilot of a BattleMech competing against seven other players in the 31st century. Each 'Mech is equipped with tons of ammo, cannons, lasers and missiles. When seated in the TeslaTM System cockpit for your BattleTech game, you will be amazed. The main screen is a window, your view from your giant 'Mech. Five surrounding monitors display your 'Mech's systems. A secondary radar screen helps you hunt down your opponents. The throttle, foot pedals and military-style joystick help you pilot this massive fighting machine. The depth of the BattleTech game is unparalleled in location based entertainment. As your skills progress in the game, you discover more advanced systems and controls. You are responsible for the 'Mech's wear and tear. You control the coolant levels, ammunition and generators.


VR POD 2.5 and 3.0 hardware

Type of interface : POD based -Window on the world-
Physical posture : Sit Down
Motion of the platform : No
Controls : In both cockpits, the throttle control is on the left arm rest of the seat and a joystick is on the right hand arm rest. There are two screens, mounted one above the other. The top screen is about 19" and is the main display screen, which displays the 'world' as seen right out the front of the BattleMech. The bottom screen is 13'' and is referred to as the secondary display screen, showing a radar screen and damage indicators. The cockpit also has around 100 buttons and switches of various kinds. In two banks on either side of the cockpit are the weapon controls. There are 24 weapon controls, which determine which of the three joystick mounted triggers fires which weapons. Each LED weapon display indicates the ready state of each weapon, and, in the case of expendable weapons, how many rounds remain. The joystick controls the direction of the mech as well as the elevation of the crosshairs. The throttle controls the forward speed of the mech, and has a toggle for reverse.
Computer platform : Custom system based on Amiga computer
Type of display : 2 screens
Tracking : None
Size of the unit : Eight feet long and five feet tall.
Unit description : Stand alone POD

Graphical information :
Texture mapping capability : No

Players : 8
Controls : 2-way throttle, 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3 => [A] Move backward / forward, [B] Laser, [C] Missile

This game was also released at the Tesla System hardware.

Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.