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Encyclopedia > Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter
Arcade flyer
Developer(s) Sega-AM2
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Seiichi Ishii (main designer)
Yu Suzuki (director)
Release date(s) Arcade Sega Saturn 32X PC
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Up to 2 players simultaneously
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Saturn, Sega 32X, Windows
Input 8-way joystick & 3 buttons, gamepad, mouse & keyboard
Arcade cabinet Upright
Arcade system(s) Sega Model 1
Arcade display Horizontally oriented, 496 × 384, 8192 palette colors

Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed by the Sega studio AM2, headed by Yu Suzuki. It was the first game in the Virtua Fighter series, and the very first 3D-based fighting game (4D Sports Boxing was released few years earlier, but belongs to slightly different genre). It has been ported to several home video game consoles including the Sega Saturn and Sega 32X. A port with enhanced graphics was also released for Microsoft Windows. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (650x837, 207 KB) Summary Virtua Fighter promotional arcade flyer, scanned by TAFA (http://arcadeflyers. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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Contents

Overview

The Virtua label indicates that the onscreen action takes place in 3D. The Saturn technology and the NV1 architecture relied on quadratic surfaces rather than the polygons used in modern 3D graphics. The images were created using wireframes and flat-shaded quads. Beyond 3D, it retained the staple of multiple characters, each with their own distinctive moves. The NV1 was a multimedia PCI card released in 1995 and sold to retail as the Diamond Edge. ... Look up polygon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Unlike other fighting games of the time (such as Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat), the game relied on a control stick and only three buttons, Punch, Kick, and poop although different situations and button combinations led to a vast variety of moves for each character. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a 1991 competitive fighting game by Capcom. ... Mortal Kombat may refer to: Mortal Kombat (series) is a series of fighting, beatem up and platform video games: Mortal Kombat (video game) Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Mortal Kombat Trilogy Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Mortal Kombat: Deception Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Mortal Kombat Mythologies...


The game is highly regarded for its in-depth fighting engine and real world fighting techniques, and was considered revolutionary when it first


Characters

  • Akira Yuki -- Birthdate: September 23, 1968 -- kung fu teacher from Japan, fights with Hakkyoku-Ken (Bajiquan)
  • Pai Chan -- Birthdate: May 17, 1975 -- martial arts movie star from Hong Kong, fights with Ensei-Ken (Mizongquan)
  • Lau Chan, Pai's father -- Birthdate: October 2, 1940 -- cook from China, fights with Koen-Ken (Tiger-Swallow Fist)
  • Wolf Hawkfield -- Birthdate: February 8, 1966 -- professional wrestler from Canada, fights with Professional Wrestling
  • Jeffry McWild -- Birthdate: February 20, 1957 -- Fisherman from Australia, fights with Pancratium
  • Kage-Maru ("Kage") Hagakure -- Birthdate: June 6, 1971 -- ninja from Japan, fights with Ninjutsu
  • Sarah Bryant -- Birtdate: July 4, 1973 -- college student from San Francisco, CA, fights with Jeet Kune Do (Sega changed her fighting style to "Martial Arts" in Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution)
  • Jacky Bryant, Sarah's older brother -- Birthdate: August 28, 1970 -- race car driver also from San Francisco, fights with Jeet Kune Do
  • Dural, a gynoid-like creature. Dural is the game's boss character. She is also, somewhat inexplicably, Kage's mother. She fights with a mix of all the other characters styles. Dural's a secret character in the series.

An Arab fighter named Siba was planned, and his character model even appeared on some Virtua Fighter arcade cabinets. He was ultimately dropped, but later appeared in the Sega Saturn Fighters MegaMix game. Akira Yuki is a fictional character & mascot of the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Pai Chan is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Mizongquan Is a Chinese martial art, one of the Mizongyi. ... Lau Chan is a character in the Sega game Virtua Fighter. ... Wolf Hawkfield is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Wrestling can be: Sport wrestling Professional wrestling Another term for grappling This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jeffry McWild is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Pankration was an ancient sport introduced in the Greek Olympic games in 648 BC. Many historians believe that, although Pankration was not one of the first Olympic sports, it was likely the most popular. ... Kage-Maru Hagakure (Kage for short) is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Ninjutsu ) started out as a set of survival skills that were used by groups of people who lived in mountainous regions of Japan. ... Sarah Bryant is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Jeet Kune Do (Chinese: 截拳道 Cantonese: Jitkyùndou Pinyin: Jiéquándào, lit. ... Jacky Bryant is a fictional character from Segas video game series Virtua Fighter. ... Jeet Kune Do (Chinese: 截拳道 Cantonese: Jitkyùndou Pinyin: Jiéquándào, lit. ... Dural is a fictional character in the Sega video game series Virtua Fighter. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Virtua Fighter Remix

Virtua Fighter Remix was an update of the original Virtua Fighter with higher-polygon counts, texture mapping and some gameplay changes. It was given free to all registered Saturn owners in the US via mail.[1] It also had an arcade release and, later, it was ported to personal computers as Virtua Fighter PC. Spherical texture mapping Texture mapping is a method, pioneered by Edwin Catmull, of adding detail, surface texture, or colour to a computer-generated graphic or 3D model. ...


References

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Virtua Fighter (2419 words)
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).
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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.
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