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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.


Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jacky vs Jacky
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jeffry throws Jacky
Virtua Fighter Arcade Player Select.

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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
The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X Feb 29, 2004 A 100
Hobby Consolas SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 9.2 out of 10 92
Mega Fun SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Jan 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Players SEGA Saturn Aug, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 22, 2004 50 out of 100 50


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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.


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