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Virtua Fighter

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
4.1
SEGA 32X
87
3.8
SEGA Saturn
85
3.8
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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 Jeffry throws Jacky
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Squaring off against Wolf
Virtua Fighter Arcade Replay of the K.O.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Title Screen

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)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X Feb 29, 2004 A 100
Mean Machines SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn 2001 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
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
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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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