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Virtua Fighter

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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...
SEGA 32X
87
3.7
SEGA Saturn
85
3.9
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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 Arcade Flying through the air.
Virtua Fighter Arcade Insert Coin.
Virtua Fighter Arcade K.O.
Virtua Fighter Arcade Start of the fight.

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 (447)

The Press Says

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn 2001 9 out of 10 90
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide SEGA 32X 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Game Players SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Game Players SEGA Saturn Aug, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Jan 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
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

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