Sega released a technical marvel with the Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 2. Graphical compromises were made for it to happen, but the gameplay made the transition home intact. AM2 added a ton of great options as well, making this port a must-have for Saturn owners.
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Sega changed the fighting game landscape forever with the release of Virtua Fighter, the game many people consider to be crucial to ushering in the 32-bit generation. Sega’s 3D blockbuster also received a very good 32X port, and its sequel was even brought to the Genesis! Yes, this franchise has a long and storied history, and we take a detailed look at it in our complete retrospective.
Virtua Fighter remains a three dimensional fighter, and therein lies one of its greatest strengths. It revolutionized the fighting game scene when it hit the arcades, and all those great features are present in the 32X version.
It came out of the blue and gave gamers a quick reminder of what the Genesis was still capable of. Virtua Fighter 2 was truly something no one expect to see on a 16-bit console, but one question remained: how did it measure up? Sega-16 gave it some playtime and has the answers, so read our impressions for what is surely the most unexpected Genesis port ever.
Many people deride the 32X as an under-achieving add-on that never had a chance. That may be true, but there was definitely power there to exploit. How much power? Enough to go head on with the original Saturn version of Virtua Fighter! In the latest installment of our Side by Side series, we compare the two and show which one comes out on top. Miss it not!