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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

Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Squaring off against Wolf
Virtua Fighter Arcade Missed.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Opening Fights

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Virtually Good SEGA 32X ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Aug, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Oldies Rising SEGA 32X Sep 10, 2008 19 out of 20 95
Mean Machines SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Hobby Consolas SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Game Players SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Gamer SEGA 32X Sep 25, 2015 Unscored Unscored

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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

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    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - named Best 32X Game of the Year
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