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Virtua Fighter

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.6
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 SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Squaring off against Wolf
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jeffry throws Jacky

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

The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X Feb 29, 2004 A 100
Hobby Consolas SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
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
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1995 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
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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