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Fighters Megamix

MobyRank MobyScore
Game.Com
...
2.8
SEGA Saturn
89
3.8
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Description

Virtua Fighter 2 was full of many brand new gameplay elements implemented into the realistic fighting engine of the first Virtua Fighter. The Virtua Fighter series has been heralded before as the fighting game with most involving gameplay.

In Fighters Megamix, another game has been added, a game called Fighting Vipers. Fighting Vipers has drastically different gameplay than the more popular Virtua Fighter 2. Instead of being sophisticated, Fighting Vipers is simplified to appeal to a wider audience of video gamers and was meant for "casual" gamers.

Mixing a simplistic video game and a sophisticated video game must have been difficult. But Fighters Megamix manages to do so by offering many options. The most important option available is the choice of having Fighters Megamix run under the Fighting Vipers style of gameplay or the Virtua Fighter 2 style of gameplay. Other options are unlockable while playing the game.

One good thing about mixing two games into one is that the game would include more selectable characters. Not only are there the 22 characters from Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers but there are also 10 other hidden characters that can be unlocked by playing well in the Saturn version, including two from the arcade-only Sonic the Fighters. There are only 4 characters from Virtua Fighter 2 and 4 from Fighting Vipers in the Game.Com version.

This game was one of the very last games to appear on the Sega Saturn in the United States and was directed by Yu Suzuki.

Screenshots

Fighters Megamix Game.Com If you look closely you'll recognize this background as Pai's stage from Virtua Fighter 2 (& 2.1)
Fighters Megamix Game.Com One of the better backgrounds in the game.
Fighters Megamix Game.Com 1P Mode Course Selection
Fighters Megamix Game.Com Akira in Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイターズメガミックス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Two games and an half for the price of one SEGA Saturn Luis Silva (13294)
Probably better than you'd expect from the Game.com. Worth a full play through. Game.Com Emperor MAR (2573)

The Press Says

Shin Force SEGA Saturn May 22, 2000 9.8 out of 10 98
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Mar 18, 2009 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Feb 04, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Mar 31, 2004 B+ 83
Edge SEGA Saturn Feb, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B 75
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game.Com Jun 18, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Game.Com May 24, 2013 F 0

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Trivia

Fighters

While it was the first vs. fighter developed by Sega exclusively for the home console market, only five characters did not originate from arcade games: Rent-A-Hero (from the same titled Mega Drive RPG), Deku (original FM character), URA Bahn (faster, stronger, version of Bahn) and Mr. Meat/Yashinoki (a piece of meat and the AM#2 palm tree, alternate versions of Kumachan/Pandachan and not really new characters). Siba, on the other hand, was cut from early VF prototypes and replaced by Akira.

Music

The background music playing in the name entry menu is no other than Hiroshi Kawaguchi's Last Wave from the classic Sega title Outrun.
Contributed to by Corn Popper (69521) and SegaMon (12)