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Fighters Megamix (Game.Com)

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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 1P Mode results
Fighters Megamix Game.Com This Jacky victory screen makes you appreciate the graphics of the Game.com
Fighters Megamix Game.Com You unlock characters by beating Courses in 1P Mode
Fighters Megamix Game.Com Jacky in his cool leather jacket

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Probably better than you'd expect from the Game.com. Worth a full play through. Emperor MAR (2573) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic 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.
Corn Popper (69569) added Fighters Megamix (Game.Com) on Mar 02, 2005
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