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.
The background music playing in the name entry menu is no other than Hiroshi Kawaguchi's Last Wave
from the classic Sega title Outrun