Virtua Fighter Remix
REVIEWVirtua Fighter Remix is a port of the first installment of Virtua Fighter, originally released on the Sega Saturn. The title update introduced updated and enhanced new visuals and colorful new character artwork drawn by Katsuya Terada. The new cover artwork and in-game character portraits made a big improvement to the game's presentation, since the first Virtua Fighter didn't contain any 2D artwork at all. This artwork is also seen in Virtua Fighter 2's character selection screen, and featured in the manual for the Japanese 32X version of the game.


Virtua Fighter Remix character selection screen. new art! 


The overall graphics in Virtua Fighter Remix were improved over the original arcade version. Mainly, the engine features new texture mapping and upgraded character models (now with a higher polygon count). The stage textures and "colors" are also much more vibrant over the original. Other than the updated graphics, the game engine is the same as the arcade version.


Improved visuals... same solid gameplay.


  Virtua Fighter Remix was also released in arcades on the ST-V (an arcade platform based on the Sega Saturn). Later in 1996 a PC version was released. The Windows version played in a higher resolution and also included the option to use the textured Remix models or the original flat-shaded models.


Top notch visuals that pushed the genre forward. 










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Page Updated: March 13th, 2024
Developer(s): Sega AM2
Publisher(s): Sega
Designer(s): Seiichi Ishii        Main Designer
Yu Suzuki
Artwork By: Katsuya Terada   Cover / Manual
Platform(s): Arcade, Sega Saturn, PC
Release Date(s): Apr. 1995                            Arcade / Saturn
July 14th, 1995                Saturn
Oct 2nd, 1995                  Saturn
Oct. 27th, 1995               Saturn
June 26th, 1996              Windows '95
Aug. 31st, 1996               Windows '95
1996                                      Windows '95
Characters Akira Yuki, Jacky Bryant, Sarah Bryant, Kage, Pai Chan, Lau Chan, Jeffry Mcwild, Wolf Hawkfeild, Dural

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Related Games: Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5 R, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, VF5: Ultimate Showdown, Fighting Vipers, Fighting Vipers 2, Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx, TEKKEN, TEKKEN 2

Gameplay Engine  7.5 / 10
Story / Theme  5.0 / 10
Overall Graphics  8.5 / 10
Animation  7.0 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  7.5 / 10
Innovation  7.0 / 10
Art Direction  8.0 / 10
Customization  5.0 / 10
Options / Extras  7.0 / 10
Intro / Presentation  7.5 / 10
Replayability / Fun  7.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  8.5 / 10
Characters  6.5 / 10

 7.3 / 10

 Review based on Saturn version    


Final Words: If you owned a Sega Saturn, Virtua Fighter Remix was pretty much a must have... especially since the game was given out completely FREE by mail if you were a registered Saturn owner in the US! Pretty cool fan service for back then. I remember playing this game a lot at my local game stores even though I never owned it.

Although VF Remix could be considered a "good" console fighting game at the time of its release, the actual game engine was nearly 2 years old, and even considering the visual upgrades, looked somewhat "dated" compared to other new and upcoming fighting games of the era. The important part is, this was the best version of the original Virtua Fighter that players could own and play at home.

In some ways, this console "remake" of sorts was a pretty innovative idea at the time. Remakes weren't something that happened very often back then, so this was an interesting title in theory... one that would inspire the likes of many other 2D and 3D fighting games in the future. 

~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen
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