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Virtua Fighter (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

Virtua Fighter is considered one of the progenitors of one-on-one fighting games with fully 3D environments and characters. The fighters and arenas are rendered in flat-shaded polygons. Unlike many fighting games, Virtua Fighter focuses on gameplay based on actual fighting styles, rather than outrageous special moves and storylines.

There are eight fighters to choose from in Virtua Fighter, and an equal number of fighting backdrops in which to compete. Each fighter has a distinctive fighting style, and their own set of signature moves.

Screenshots

There are no SEGA Saturn screenshots for this game.

There are 15 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "VR战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "バーチャファイター" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Apr 30, 2009 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Edge Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground 2001 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Aug, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly Jun 09, 1995 B+ 83
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Defunct Games May 22, 2004 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Virtua Fighter appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Virtua Fighter Remix

When the Saturn was released early in North America, a version of this game was available. However the game was glitchy and not quite ready for prime time. When the Saturn was officially released in September, Sega fixed the problems and re-released the game as Virtua Fighter Remix.

Awards

  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - named Best 32X Game of the Year
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fooziex (2919) added Virtua Fighter (SEGA Saturn) on Jan 14, 2003
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