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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 SEGA 32X Title Screen
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Opening Fights
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Squaring off against Wolf
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Sarah gets knocked down

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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 ETJB (450) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Feb 29, 2004 A 100
Oldies Rising Sep 10, 2008 19 out of 20 95
Mean Machines Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
GamePro (US) Nov, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Players Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1995 30.5 out of 40 76
Retro Gamer Sep 25, 2015 Unscored Unscored


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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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quizzley7 (21715) added Virtua Fighter (SEGA 32X) on Dec 14, 2002
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