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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 Jacky vs Jacky
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Opening Fights
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Player Selectification
Virtua Fighter SEGA 32X Title Screen

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Virtua Fighter Magazine Advertisement

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 (480) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Mega Force Oct, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Retro Video Gamer Jan 28, 2016 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Sega-16.com Mar 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Jul 29, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Top Consoles (France) Oct, 1995 15 out of 20 75


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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 (21711) added Virtua Fighter (SEGA 32X) on Dec 14, 2002
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