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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.

Screenshots

Virtua Fighter Arcade Player Select.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jacky vs Jacky
Virtua Fighter Arcade Replay of the K.O.

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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

MAXIMUM Magazine SEGA Saturn Oct, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Feb, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Mean Machines SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn 2001 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Jan 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Sega-16.com SEGA 32X Mar 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Coming Soon Magazine SEGA Saturn Jan 13, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 7.6 out of 10 76
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn 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

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