Jump Pack

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Jump Pack
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥1,800 (1,890)1,800e[6] HKT-8600
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast

The Jump Pack (referred to as the Vibration Pack in Europe and the Puru Puru Pack (ぷるぷるパック) in Japan) is a insertable accessory for the Dreamcast controller's expansion ports. When placed in the controller, it allow compatible games to give force feedback to the controller, a concept pioneered by Nintendo with the Nintendo 64.


The Jump Pack is similar in appearance to a VMU, though has no screen, buttons or memory capabilities. The accessory is bulkier at the back, meaning the preferred position is to place it in the second second expansion slot (some third party alternatives are built in such a way where this is not necessary). Because the Jump Pack is removable, it can be placed in a number of other Dreamcast controllers - for example, in theory it could be placed inside the Dreamcast Gun giving the controller a more realistic feel when firing. However, it does not work with the Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Race Controller, and Dreamcast Twin Stick.

Dreamcast was the last console to have a removable vibration pack. All future consoles have had the technology built in to the controller.

List of compatible games

In contrast to the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation which received their vibration options some years after going on sale, the Dreamcast's Jump Pack was available from the beginning, and so is widely used across its library of games. Support is usually only omitted in game genres where vibration would make no sense - the only optional peripheral that is more widely used is the Visual Memory Unit.

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (UK) Vibration Pack Vibration Pack
English (US) Jump Pack Jump Pack
Japanese ぷるぷるパック Puru Puru Pack

Production credits

Developer profiles[8]


Official photographs


Magazine articles

Main article: Jump Pack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Next Level (AR) #11: "Diciembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Retail Packaging

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Jump Pack

Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, EU
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Vibration Pack DC EU Manual.pdf
Dreamcast, JP
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Puru Puru Pack DC JP Manual.pdf
Dreamcast, RU

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Shipping Boxes

Dreamcast, EU
Vibration Pack Shipping Box DC EU Back.jpg
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