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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 Replay of the K.O.
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Jacky vs Jacky
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Title Screen
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down

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

Thunderbolt Games SEGA Saturn Apr 30, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Mean Machines SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Hobby Consolas SEGA 32X Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide SEGA 32X 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Game Players SEGA Saturn Aug, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
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
IGN SEGA 32X Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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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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