Virtua Fighter Remix (SEGA Saturn)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.1
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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
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Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Game Players
VF Remix establishes the Saturn's ability to make smooth polygon characters, which is something we hadn't really seen until just now.
Hobby Consolas
El mejor juego de lucha creado hasta la fecha. Y punto.
Consoles Plus
J'ai toujours adoré Virtua Fighter pour sa jouabilité et ses nombreux coups spéciaux. Alors, maintenant, en plus, il est beau!
GameFan Magazine
Wow, where did these textures come from!? This version smokes the pack in with almost no painful flickering and high quality texture maps. I still think all the extensive tapping to execute moves is a pin, but it's much easier to put up with now that VFR looks good. Tekken it's not (to me) but if you're a VF fan, heaven awaits!
GamePro (US)
Even if you're not a huge Virtua Fighter fan, check out the improvements in Virtua Fighter Remix. Sure, the game is less polished than Tekken, but VF Remix more than hold its own with the better fighting games out there.
Shin Force
If you're looking for fireballs, look elsewhere. When you put Virtua Fighter Remix next to Panzer Dragoon (with its reflective water effects) and Guardian Heroes (with its awesome combination of detailed, colorful ageless hand-drawn sprites scaling in and out/back and forth of equally detailed and colorful 3D backdrops), it boggles the mind to think that the Saturn wasn't considered to be a capable console in its early life. It had a lot of potential and a lot of that potential unfortunately went to waste in some Saturn games (see Panzer Dragoon Saga or try searching for some screenshots of Shenmue for the Saturn to see the Saturn at its peak, pushing the console to its limits and beyond).
Video Games
Hoffentlich blüht uns bei Videospielen jetzt nicht dasselbe, was bei neuen Dancefloor- und Technoscheiben schon gang und gäbe ist: Die Stücke werden geringfügig modifiziert, neu abgemischt und als Remix wieder auf den Markt geworfen. Virtua Fighter Remix unterscheidet sich nämlich spielerisch noch weniger vom Original, als das bei SF2 und SF2 Turbo der Fall ist. Der einzige Unterschied sind die mit Texturen nun hübscher anzusehenden Kämpfer sowie die ausgemerzten Polygonfehler bei Replays. Ärgern dürften sich nun all die Sega-Fans, die schon beim Original zugeschlagen haben. Wenn Ihr das schon besitzt, behaltet Euer Geld! Für alle anderen Videokämpfer ist‘s eine lohnende Anschaffung.
CD Player
»Street Fighter 2» gilt als bester 2-Prügler und Urvater Special-geladener Beat‘em-Ups. »Virtua Fighter» nimmt in Japan unter den 3D-Kloppereien denselben Stellenwert ein: Die simple Special Ausführung und viel Handarbeit lassen auch Anfängern eine Chance. Wer sich nur auf Specials verläßt und direkte Konfrontationen scheut, stolpert schnell aus dem Ring. Stattdessen entpuppen sich die Gefechte als nahkampfintensiv, verlangen geschickte Joypad-Artistik und ein geschultes Auge. Kombos und Manöver werden in konventionelle Angriffs-Serien integriert und sind von herkömmlichen Attacken kaum zu unterscheiden. Besitzen Sie jedoch schon das Original-»Virtua Fighter«, dann sollten Sie den Kauf gründlich überlegen. Außer der optischen Schönheitsoperation hat sich am Spiel rein gar nichts getan.
All Game Guide
Virtua Fighter Remix shows what those developers at Sega can do when they're prodded to work a little harder than they might otherwise get away with. What you have here is an intense, sleek and sexy little fighting game that ranks among the best on any console. Saturn owners who thirst for more fighting action on their console should head straight for this 3D beauty.
GamePro (US)
Virtua Fighter Remix is a 100 percent improvement over the original Virtua Fighter. Fighting fans will want VF Remix, not the pack-in, as their polygon power-puncher of choice. When Virtua Fighter 2 hits the Saturn this holiday season, we'll see how much more Sega's next-generation system is capable of, but it'll be hard to top VF Remix.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Not being a big fan of the original Virtua Fighter, I must admit that I was't very excited to get my hands on the remix, but after seeing the excellent graphics that increased tenfold over the first VF, I quickly became a loyal follower. The only negatives I found were the floating jumps and consistent falling (or being pushed) out of the ring. Compare it to mold or whatever you like, the VF Remix will definitely grow on you. It is the best game you can get for it's nonexistent price.
Defunct Games
What is Sega to do? They knowingly release a sub par Virtua Figther game for your high priced system, hoping nobody notices. When people do, thanks mostly to the success of Tekken for the competition, you are stuck with no time to finish Virtua Fighter 2, and a game people don't want. WHAT DO YOU DO?