Get Ready to Virtualize is a video game for the Nintendo DS that was produced by Game Factory and DC Studios and released in the United States on May 15, 2007. The European release date was November 16, 2007. In Australia, it was June 14, 2007.
It is based on the first three seasons.
The gameplay is divided into two types of levels. Levels that take place on Earth are 2D, after the style of Earth on the show, and typically involve finding items, talking to characters, and going to places in order to follow the storyline. Lyoko levels take place in 3D, and primarily focus on third-person fighting your way through monsters in order to reach a goal. Although some racing on the and boss battles are also involved. Both kinds of levels occasionally feature simple puzzles that require the player to construct a specific 2D figure out of different sized blocks. (The puzzle is used in the game to represent hacking.)The game's story follows the storyline of the show and includes select episodes from the first and second seasons and a spin-off of the first episode of the third as well as all five regions of Lyoko: the Forest Sector, Desert Sector, Ice Sector, Mountain Sector, and Carthage.
You can play as Ulrich, Odd, Yumi, Aelita, and (on Earth) Jeremie. The groups powers are similar to the show, but some changes were made for the sake of game play. For example, Odd can now throw Energy grenades to round out his normal abilities and Aelita is given a defensive shield that is also capable of doing damage to monsters. Team Lyoko's special abilities, Super Sprint, Telekinesis and Catclimb, also appear in the game, but can only be used in specific places.
The game is broken up into 15 chapters, most of which are based on a particular episode of the series.
In this chapter, you play as Ulrich on Earth, and can play as all 4 characters on Lyoko. The level is set in the Desert Sector. This chapter is tutorial.
In this chapter, you play as Jeremie on Earth, and as Ulrich, Odd, or Aelita on Lyoko. This chapter is based on "Seeing Is Believing," with the Lyoko scenes in the Forest Sector.
This chapter starts off already in progress during an attack. This episode is based on "Ghost Channel." In the first part, Yumi, Odd, Ulrich, and Aelita are all playable in the Forest Sector. Yumi is then the main character on "Earth." Finally, Aelita is used in a Ice Sector level that has no monsters, and instead consists entirely of platforming.
This chapter is equivalent to Code: Earth with a little bit of "Holiday in the Fog". Yumi is used on Earth, as is Odd. On Lyoko; Odd, Aelita, Ulrich, and Yumi are all playable. Both the mountain and forest sectors are used.
This chapter is based on "New Order".
This chapter is based on "Uncharted Territory".
This chapter is based on "Mister Pück" but you can only play as Yumi and Aelita in Lyoko.
This chapter is based on "Missing Link".
This chapter is based on "Déjà Vu". Aelita is used on Earth. On Lyoko you'll use Aelita first after then Ulrich, Odd, and Yumi to save her.
This chapter is based on "Franz Hopper".
This episode is roughly based on "Straight to Heart" where Aelita develops her own "weapon" of orbicular deep pink energy fields.
- Being designed for the early versions of the DS, the game isn't region-locked.
- A single version comes with English, Spanish, and French language support. The European version also supports Italian.
- The game was written in C++, compiled into 32-bit ARM bytecode.
- This game includes Mr. and Mrs. Ishiyama's bedroom in the maps, and is accessible. This room was never seen in the series.
- Two known cheatcodes exist: List of Code Lyoko: Get Ready To Virtualize Cheat Codes
- The Nintendo DS cartridge IDs were "NTR-AL5E-USA", for North America; "NTR-AL5P-EUR" for Europe; and "NTR-AL5P-AUS" for the English Region 4 market, which was officially only Australia.
Originally, there was going to be more cutscenes in Get Ready to Virtualize. For example; Code Earth, Ulrich saves Yumi from Scyphozoa. It is unknown why they are not used. These were found in game files.