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Virtua Fighter 2

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One year after the first edition of the World Fighting Tournament, won by Lau Chan, invitations are sent once again, this time to the second edition of the Tournament. Will Akira's new techniques be enough to beat Wolf? Can Lau defend his title against his daughter Pai? Will Jacky rescue his sister Sarah, who has been brainwashed to kill him? Will Jeffry make enough money to track down the Satan Shark? And Kage, will he uncover if the mysterious Judgement 6 cartel is behind the tournament? All is yet to be seen...

Sharing the name with the second title in Sega's seminal 3D fighter series, this 16-bit version brings the game to the world of 2D fighters.

While the fully polygonal environment of the arcade/saturn version were scratched in favor of regular sprites and side-scrolling camera due to obvious technological constraints (plus manufacturing costs ruling out the SVP chip used in Virtua Racing) and featuring only the 8 original characters in the series, the rest was directly taken or inspired by it's bigger brother. The arenas are all drawn according to the to the 32-bit titles (and even feature a small parallax scrolling trick to provide a slight 3D illusion), so are the characters, and the also features a lot of the same sound effects and music. Gameplay is also inspired by the original version, with many button combinations remaining unchanged.


Virtua Fighter 2 Windows Time to rest
Virtua Fighter 2 Windows Sarah vs Pai
Virtua Fighter 2 Windows Mirror match
Virtua Fighter 2 Windows Lightning

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User Reviews

What Kind Of Game Is This?! Genesis David Largo (2)
If Virtua Racing made use of the SVP, why can't Virtua Fighter 2? Now, we get a mediocre game that tries to make it 2D. Genesis Mavi Bacon (15)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Jul 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Electric Playground Genesis Jan 27, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Apr 15, 2008 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Mar 09, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Dec 20, 2011 10 out of 20 50 Wii Dec 22, 2011 10 out of 20 50
IGN Wii Apr 19, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35
Nintendo Life Wii Apr 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30 (UK) Wii May 04, 2007 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 13, 1999 D 25


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