Gamasutra: I first played Virtual On years ago now, originally on the Saturn port in fact. I look back at that with some disdain, admittedly, as I later realized that the arcade original, with its wondrous twinstick control setup, was a far superior game.
The arcade version took me a few months of practice to get into, mainly because the nearest arcade was an hour's train ride away and I was still at the tender age that meant I didn't have a driving license.
Once I'd learned the basics, I decided to create a club in a fairly central London arcade. It was imaginatively titled the London Virtual On Club, or LonVOC for short.