Virtua Fighter

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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 Arcade Start of the fight.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jeffry throws Jacky
Virtua Fighter Arcade Missed.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Player Selectification

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
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Unlimited SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 9.2 out of 10 92
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn 2001 9 out of 10 90
Edge SEGA Saturn Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
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


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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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