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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 SEGA 32X Jacky vs Jacky
Virtua Fighter Arcade Replay of the K.O.
Virtua Fighter Arcade Start of the fight.
Virtua Fighter Arcade Missed.

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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 SEGA 32X ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
MAXIMUM Magazine SEGA Saturn Oct, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Sep, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Game Players SEGA 32X Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Entertainment Weekly SEGA Saturn Jun 09, 1995 B+ 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jul, 1995 31.5 out of 40 79
Score SEGA Saturn Jun, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Retro Gamer SEGA 32X Sep 25, 2015 Unscored Unscored

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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

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    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) - named Best 32X Game of the Year
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