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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed by the Sega studio AM2, headed by Yu Suzuki.
The transition of Virtua Fighter to the home console was initially difficult due to the comparative weakness of early Sega consoles, but VF1 featured on the 32X and the Sega Saturn in 1995.
Sega released Virtua Fighter 2 on the Saturn for Christmas 1995 and a super-deformed version called "Virtua Fighter Kids." Also released for the Saturn and related to Virtua Fighter were "Fighter's Megamix" (1996) and the curious "Virtua Fighter Portrait Series" (1996).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Virtua-Fighter   (2419 words)

 Virtua Fighter
Fans of the Virtua Fighter video game may be disappointed to learn that not all the characters are given equal screen time.
Virtua Fighter puts a lot of attention on the different fighting styles of the characters.
In Virtua Fighter, every time a character performs a new move that is a special attack of the fighting style, the viewers are given a short lesson.
www.ex.org /2.1/16-virtuafighter.html   (1059 words)

 Virtua Fighter 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Virtua Fighter 2 is the second game in the popular Virtua Fighter fighting game series by Sega.
It was also ported to the Sega Genesis in 1996, but because the hardware couldn't handle the complex visuals of the arcade version, it was re-made as a 2D fighter.
In addition, Virtua Fighter 2 was converted for the PlayStation 2 in 2004 as part of Sega's Ages 2500 series in Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virtua_Fighter_2   (294 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4
To succeed at any of the previous Virtua Fighter games you have had to invest a great deal of time in your chosen character, learn their moves inside out and use them appropriately to suit your opponent.
The key to success with Virtua Fighter 4, as we mentioned earlier, is to put in the practice and learn the moves.
Virtua Fighter is without doubt the finest beat 'em up you can play on the PS2 and surpasses even the Tekken games with it's excellent gameplay.
www.deafgamers.com /vf4.htm   (647 words)

 NTSC-uk review > Sony PlayStation 2 > Virtua Fighter 4
The original Virtua Fighter is the grand daddy of 3D fighting game, and was the first to use polygons to construct electronic pugilists.
Virtua Fighter games have never been that immediate, and while they have always dazzled with fancy graphics, the games themselves have all required a certain degree of patience for the novice.
Virtua Fighter 4 represents a true return to form, and is well worth its place in any fighting game fan's collection.
www.ntsc-uk.com /review.php?platform=ps2&game=VirtuaFighter4   (1158 words)

 PS2 Game Reviews: Virtua Fighter 4
Virtua Fighter 4 is exactly what I just described; a polished fighter, with a bag load of attention to detail.
Virtua Fighter 4 is nearly perfect, whether it's for 10 minutes, or in my case 10 hours, VF4 is your game.
Virtua Fighter 4 has conquered my expectations and has shaped up to be one of my all time favorite fighters.
www.psxextreme.com /scripts/reviews2/review.asp?revID=122   (2670 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution Review
Clearly, then, these characters are intended to spice up Virtua Fighter a little, since for better or worse the series has never been as over-the-top as other fighting games.
Purists might not be thrilled by the new character designs and the attempt to give Virtua Fighter more of an edge, but be that as it may, these are a couple of interesting and distinct new fighters.
The controls are perfectly intact--you still move your fighter around using the directional pad and attack and defend using the punch, kick, and guard buttons (and various combinations of these).
www.gamespot.com /ps2/action/virtuafighter4evolution/review.html   (1025 words)

 Wicked Toast - Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Virtua Fighter series has always been one of my favorites, ever since the original was out in the arcades.
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution is more of an updated version of Sega's Virtua Fighter 4 than it is a true sequel.
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution isn’t what one would call a simple "button-masher." Although that tactic can get you through a good chunk of the game, actually knowing how best to utilize your character’s fighting style will be much more beneficial to you.
www.wickedtoast.com /article.php?id=91   (1075 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Playstation 2 (PS2) Reviews: Virtua Fighter 4
The Virtua Fighter series has always been a bit of an odd duck.
Virtua Fighter 4 looks to change all of that, and, for the most part, it does.
As dated as it looks now, the original Virtua Fighter was a marvel when it was first released to arcades in 1993, but the Saturn port, released in 1995, was a pale imitation graphically (Let’s agree not to talk about the dismal 32x version).
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/ps2/virtua-fighter-4.htm   (1075 words)

 Amazon.ca: Virtua Fighter 4: Computer and Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virtua Fighter 4 also delivers an extremely deep fighting system, highly tuned AI, and two new characters hungry for their place at the top.
The Virtua Fighter series is renowned for its tactical fights, full of blocks and counters rather than the more simplistic combo-centric gameplay of the rival Tekken games.
In Virtua fighter 4, players square off against a myriad of opponents, each having a different set of "skills" (for the most part, anyway) to showcase at your expense.
www.amazon.ca /Sega-America-Virtua-Fighter/dp/B00005Y1BG   (1371 words)

 Game Revolution Playstation 2 Review Page - Game Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virtua Fighter is one of those rare fighting games that allows a well-seasoned player to find his way out of any ass-whipping with a few perfectly timed button presses.
Virtua Fighter 4 doesn't hit you over the head; it's graphical flair, like the game in general, is eloquently subtle.
Virtua Fighter vets will feel right at home with the flat punches, the odd hand claps, and the good old fighter-jet combo swishes, and they sound just like they did on the Saturn.
www.gamerevolution.com /oldsite/games/ps2/action/virtua_fighter_4.htm   (1302 words)

 GameSpy: Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Fighter 5 features an all-star cast of 17 fighters, including characters from the previous iterations along with two new characters named El Blaze and Eileen.
Virtua Fighter 5 Only has Eyes for PlayStation 3 (05/08/06) - The latest iteration of Sega's fighting game is exclusive to Sony's next-gen console.
Virtua Fighter 5 (05/15/06) - Sega's revered fighting series lands at E3 in its arcade cabinet incarnation.
ps3.gamespy.com /playstation-3/virtua-fighter-5/index.html   (254 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Playstation 2 Reviews: Virtua Fighter 4 - Evolution
Many gamers considered Virtua Fighter 4 to be the greatest fighting game of all time, at least on a console.
Still, these fighters, though they look out of place, fit right in when it come to the actual fighting and one of them, Goh, quickly became one of my favorites because his fighting discipline is judo, a martial art that has always fascinated me and which is very effective in the game.
For old-school Virtua Fighter players who cut their teeth on the original arcade games or the Sega Saturn version, VF4: Evolution also provides an amazing treat.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/ps2/virtua-fighter-4-evolution.htm   (905 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Virtua Fighter 4: PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This makes the Virtua Fighter games a little harder to get into, but far more rewarding over time; the 'but' comes into play when you realise that Virtua Fighter 4 is substantially different from what has gone before.
Virtua fighter 4 is a great fighting game that is inches away from greatness.
Virtua Fighter 4 hasn't got a lot of characters as Tekken Tag, but only one of them is like 4 of TTT because of vf4 players are more different one of each other, TTT has almost the same players cloned with lots of movements shared.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sony-Virtua-Fighter-4/dp/B000063XGY   (1446 words)

 Virtua Fighter for Saturn - MobyGames
Virtua Fighter was the first of it's kind: A one-on-one fighting game featuring fully 3D environments and characters.
The fighters and arenas are rendered in flat-shaded polygons.
There are 8 fighters to choose from in Virtua Fighter, and an equal number of fighting backdrops in which to compete.
www.mobygames.com /game/saturn/virtua-fighter   (244 words)

 G4 - Feature - 'Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution' (PS2) Review
Each "Virtua Fighter" game adds more to the characters' back stories, but don't look for cut scenes or fancy CG endings in "Evolution." Like its predecessors, "Evolution" is all about the fight.
If you're a "Virtua Fighter" newbie, you may feel overwhelmed the first time you fire up "Evolution." Luckily, an extensive training mode offers trials in special moves, combos, advanced tactics, and overall game strategy.
"Virtua Fighter 4" was no slouch in the graphics department, but "Evolution" is still an improvement.
www.g4techtv.com /xplay/features/45502/Virtua_Fighter_4_Evolution_PS2_Review.html   (551 words)

 Next Level Gaming's Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution Video Game Page!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As in Virtua Fighter 4, players can customize their characters, but this time around there are more than 1,500 new costume items - more than double the amount from last year's release.
In this special "old meets new" section, players can experience the flat polygonal look and feel of the original "Virtua Fighter," with all of the characters and most of the moves included in Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (exempted moves are those that use walls as part of the move sequence).
A true tribute to the legendary first game in the franchise, "Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary" mode features classic moves like "high jump" in which players can clear their opponents' heads to move to the opposite side of the arena, as gameplay is limited to a 2D space.
www.nlgaming.com /nl/asp/id_633/nl/gameDetail.htm   (401 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution for PlayStation 2 at Epinions.com
This must be how Sega's AM2 division has felt for quite a while, with Virtua Fighter being the first 3D fighter but watching rivals like Tekken steal their thunder.
It's not surprising that, though Virtua Fighter and its sequels have been steady arcade hits, they haven't been well received on consoles.
Home versions of the first two games in the series were only available for the dead on arrival Saturn and a release of Virtua Fighter 3 on the Dreamcast was impressive visually but in no other way.
www.epinions.com /content_165284974212   (960 words)

 Preview - Virtua Fighter 5 // Next Gen /// Eurogamer
The hardest thing about being a Virtua Fighter player in the UK is the wait.
At these Virtua Fighter meets everyone is very polite, because you're hanging on to the last of your kind and if you fall out with these people, there's nowhere left to turn.
Japan's finest fighters are employed by Sega as consultants to ensure that everything is exactly as it should be.
www.eurogamer.net /article.php?article_id=62673   (1006 words)

 Peliplaneetta.net :: Arvostelut :: Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Huomioiden Virtua Fighterin aiemman maineen vaikeasti lähestyttävänä ja omaksuttavana pelinä tämä on todella merkittävä uudistus.
Virtua Fighter 4:n evoluution yhteydessä kelkasta on jäänyt erikoinen A.I.-tila, jossa luotiin oma tekoälytaistelija kouluttamalla sitä replay-tiedostoilla.
Siinä missä edellinen Virtua Fighter oli kuin hiomaton timantti tai erikoinen ruokalaji joka on tilattava listan ulkopuolelta, Evolution on juuri sitä mitä lupaa: kaikki hyvä nostettuna pintaan, tarjoiltuna niin että siihen voi tarttua muukin kuin asiantuntija.
www.peliplaneetta.net /arvostelut/293   (728 words)

 Virtua Fighter (PC) - PC Game Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
As time passed new and better things came along, and Virtua Fighter slowly moved to the back of the arcades.
For people who don't remember that far back, or just don't know, Virtua Fighter was one of the earliest 3D fighting games.
Or should I say pretend 3D fighting games, because for all intents and purposes Virtua Fighter was a 2D fighting game in a 3D environment.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /pc-game/virtua-fighter   (257 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4
The series that started it all is back, and ready to stand triumphant again as Virtua Fighter 4 on the PlayStation 2.
In Virtua Fighter 4, two new characters (Lei Fei and Vanessa Lewis) join 11 VF veterans for a grand total of 13 fighters, each with their own unique styles based on real martial arts.
Virtua Fighter 4's new accessory system allows you to customize your character's clothing, sunglasses, hairstyles, and more.
www.psreporter.com /virtua_fighter_4.html   (266 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4
Dans Virtua Fighter 4, il faut donc oublier le "rentre dedans" en appuyant comme un fou sur tous les boutons du pad pour ensuite avoir les doigts enflés, la technique est de mise dans cette série, tous les coups doivent être bien placés au bon moment sous peine d’en prendre un.
Graphiquement, Virtua Fighter 4 souffre d’un effet d’aliasing (étincellement, effet d’escalier) mais qui heureusement s’oublie assez vite devant la beauté du soft.
Virtua Fighter 4 sur PlayStation 2 reste donc fidèle aux précédents épisodes de la série, toujours aussi techniques, on peut cependant regretter le peu de personnages jouables mais la diversité de chacun offre une belle brochette de combattants et de coups spéciaux.
www.jeux-france.com /articles_tests71_virtua-fighter-4.html   (736 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4 (ps2: 2002): Reviews
Virtua Fighter is not like this and you will be beaten easy by someone that knows what they are doing if you just press kick.
The other fighters on the market are not as good as this but are more suited to people who want a quick fight now and again.
With Virtua Fighter 4, it was the actual first time that we saw something so authentic that the eyes teared.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/ps2/virtuafighter4   (2286 words)

 Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Review - PlayStation 2
Last year, Virtua Fighter 4 was released on the PlayStation 2, which many people argue is one of the best fighting games ever.
One of the neatest bonuses in this game is the “Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary.” What it is, is Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution done in the Virtua Fighter 1 style, meaning the rules, character models, and environment; but the characters still maintain the moves of VF4.
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution is rated T for Teen for violence and suggestive themes.
ps2.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r22033.htm   (1151 words)

 GameSpy: Virtua Fighter 3tb
Virtua Fighter 3 was years ahead of its time and still the best looking arcade fighter available.
Gone are the floating arenas seen in most other 3-D fighters -- instead, we can intricately detailed environments which go well beyond the flat plane, introducing gradual vertical shifts which may give an opponent the advantage in battle.
Don't underestimate the simple control scheme though, since Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle is easily the deepest fighter around.
cheats.gamespy.com /dreamcast/virtua-fighter-3tb   (294 words)

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