Sega has released classic one-on-one fighting game Virtua Fighter 2 for iPhone. Unfortunately, it’s based on the Sega Megadrive version rather than the 3D arcade original.
Virtua Fighter 2 is now available to buy from iTunes, for £1.19. If you’re hoping to re-live memories of hanging around in a smoky, noisy arcade you may be disappointed though as this is a port of the Megadrive version of the fighting game, which uses parallax scrolling to give a 3D-like effect — rather than the 3D polygons of the Sega Saturn and arcade versions.
Virtua Fighter 2 includes eight fighters, each equipped with more than 25 different moves. Taking a slightly more realistic approach to dueling than genre classic Street Fighter II, there’s more martial arts involved here than flaming fireballs.
This iPhone version uses on-screen virtual controls to recreate the controller of the Sega Megadrive, or Genesis as it was known in the states. You can either play the game full-screen, if you can hack your fingers obsctructing those precious square inches of screen space, or watch the action in letterboxed form.
Virtua Fighter 2 is available from iTunes for £1.19 now. Already given it a go? Let us know what you think in the comments.