Virtua Fighter

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Virtua Fighter
System(s): Sega Model 1, Sega 32X, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (18 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega 32X
Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Fighting Action/Kakutou Action (格闘アクション)[1][2], Action[3][4]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Model 1)
JP
¥900,000[5] ?
Arcade (Model 1)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Model 1)
UK
£6,000[5] ?






















Sega Saturn
JP
¥8,8008,800 GS-9001
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81005
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81005-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81005-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
PT
STJ81005
Sega Saturn
UK
MK81005-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
209zł209
Sega Saturn
AU
FSAT01SSS
Sega Saturn
BR
193016
Tectoy: 13+
Sega 32X
JP
¥7,8007,800 GM-4013
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
US
$69.9969.99[10] 84701
ESRB: Teen
Sega 32X
EU
MK84701-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
ES
19,900Ptas19,900[13] MK84701-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
UK
£49.9949.99[11][12] MK84701-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega 32X
AU
FVIR07SXC
Sega 32X
BR
153020
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Virtua Fighter (バーチャファイター) is a fighting game developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega for Sega Model 1 arcade hardware in 1993. It is the first game in the Virtua Fighter series. It is often cited as being the first fully 3D fighting game released to the general public, and is a basis for almost all subsequent games in the genre.

It was an influential game in the development of 3D polygon graphics, popularizing it among a wider audience (along with Virtua Racing), demonstrating 3D human character models effectively, with realistic movement and physics, creating the basic template for 3D fighting games (such as Tekken, Soul and Dead or Alive), and playing a key role in the development of early fifth-generation consoles (the Sega Saturn and PlayStation). It was followed by a 1994 sequel, Virtua Fighter 2.

Story

While much of the first Virtua Fighter's story would be retroactively filled in by newer games and merchandise, the basic premise of the first game is that martial artist Akira Yuki, specialising in the forgotten art form of "Hakkyoku-ken" enters the World Fighting Tournament, in an attempt to be recognised as the greatest fighter in the world.

Gameplay

Virtua Fighter is a versus fighting game, pitting two of nine characters against each other in a three-dimensional arena to fight until one is "knocked out" (over the best of three fights, or "sets"). The game utilises an eight-way control stick and three buttons, Block ("Defense" (guard/block)), Punch ("Punch") and Kick ("Kick"). Simple button combinations will trigger special attacks - players win if their opponent's life bar is depleted, falls off the edge of the ring, or has less health when the in-game timer reaches 0.

Virtua Fighter takes a more realistic approach to combat than many of its popular 2D rivals from the likes of Capcom or SNK, with characters using real world fighting techniques (as opposed to genre-defining Street Fighter II which arms characters with fictional chi-based special attacks and projectiles). It is a slower-paced game as a result, though with hundreds of moves and a computer able to adapt to the player's fighting powers, a more tactical fighter than others on the market. Where this does not apply in the original Virtua Fighter (and its sequel) is the jumping mechanics, with characters being able to jump twice their body height (as was the case in other fighting games of the time).

While fights take place in a 3D arena, players can only manipulate their characters in two dimensions. Movement on the third dimension is dictated by the movesets of opposing characters, however regardless of orientation on the ring, fighters will always face each other head-on and the control scheme will never change. While considered a milestone in real-time 3D graphics, the 3D has limitations, with every arena being a flat square and backgrounds 2D in nature. It also operates with a refresh rate of only 30FPS - half that of Virtua Racing (and Virtua Fighter 2).

Unique to Virtua Fighter upon release was the concept of characters receiving "damage". If hit with a barrage of attacks, loose items of clothing (for example, Pai's hat or Kage's mask) will fall off and lie on the arena floor until the match is over. This feature makes no difference to gameplay, but would become a staple in many of Sega's fighting games going forward.

In the original arcade mode, the player must fight against (in order), Jacky, Jeffry, Sarah, Kage, Pai, Wolf, Lau, Akira and finally Dural.

Characters

Virtua Fighter contains eight characters each employing a different fighting style. A ninth character, Dural, is not readily available to players.

As well as detailing their careers and hobbies, Virtua Fighter also lists the character's blood type, which in Japanese culture can determine one's personality.

Virtua Fighter claims to feature over 700 moves, many of which were left undocumented for players to find.

Note: Move lists assume the player is standing, facing right. If facing left, Left and Right should be reversed.
VirtuaFighter Akira Portrait.png Akira Yuki
Akira is a 25-year-old kung-fu teacher with blood type O. Akira is largely considered the "star" of Virtua Fighter, featuring predominantly on cover art.
Move list
Name Command Description
VirtuaFighter Pai Portrait.png Pai Chan
Pai is an 18-year-old "action star" whose hobbies include dancing. She has blood type O.
Move list
Name Command Description
VirtuaFighter Lau Portrait.png Lau Chan
Lau, father of Pai, is a 53-year-old Chinese cook. He has blood type B and enjoys Chinese poetry.

During development, Lau was known as both "Lee" and "Tao".

Move list
Name Command Description
VirtuaFighter Wolf Portrait.png Wolf Hawkfield
Wolf is a 27-year-old Canadian wrestler who enjoys karaoke. He has blood type O.
Move list
Name Command Description
Running Clothesline Right Right Punch
Dashing Shoulder Left Right Punch
Knee Right Kick
Uppercut Down Right Punch
Backfall Block Punch
Body Slam Right Punch
Crucifix Piledriver Down Right Down Right Punch Kick
Twirl & Hurl Left Down Right Punch
Double Arm Suplex Left Down Punch Kick Block
German Suplex Block Punch
Single Punch + Roundhouse Punch Kick
Running Punches Right Right Punch Punch Punch
Knee + Uppercut Right Down Right Kick Punch
VirtuaFighter Jeffry Portrait.png Jeffry Mcwild
Jeffry is a 36-year-old fisherman from Australia who enjoys reggae music. He has blood type A.

Curiously, Jeffry's prototype name was Dural, a name re-assigned to the final character of the game. He was also briefly known as "Willy".

Move list
Name Command Description
Knee Right Kick
Uppercut Down Right Punch
Dashing Uppercut Right Right Punch
Toe Kick Down Kick Punch
Power Slam Right Punch
Body Press Left Punch
Crucifix Piledriver Down Right Down Right Punch Kick
Backbreaker Block Punch
Knee + Running Uppercuts Right Right Right Kick Punch Punch
Running Punches Punch Punch Punch
Punch + Roundhouse Punch Kick
VirtuaFighter Kage Portrait.png Kagemaru
Kagemaru (or just Kage) is a 21-year-old ninja who plays mahjong for a hobby. He has blood type B.

Kage was originally known as Yagyu during development.

Move list
Name Command Description
VirtuaFighter Sarah Portrait.png Sarah Bryant
Sarah is a 20-year-old female college student from the United States. She enjoys sky diving and has blood type AB.

In earlier versions of the game, Sarah's name was spelt without the "h" (i.e. "Sara").

Move list
Name Command Description
VirtuaFighter Jacky Portrait.png Jacky Bryant
Jacky, older brother of Sarah is a 22-year-old male from the United States. He is a Indy car racer by trade and of blood type A.

Originally Jacky's name was spelt with an "ie" (Jackie). This was changed for the final version.

Move list
Name Command Description
Dural
Dural is the last fighter, being an amalgamation of all the other Virtua Fighter fighters.
Move list
Name Command Description

History

Development

Main article: Virtua Fighter/Development.

Impact

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Up until that time, fighting games (such as Capcom's Street Fighter series) were designed and rendered on sprite-based 2D graphics hardware—both the character animation and background scenery were composed of 2D sprites and tilemaps, which when using multiple layers produced a parallax scrolling effect as the screen moved to follow the characters. Virtua Fighter dispensed with the 2D graphics, replacing them with flat-shaded triangles rendered in real-time, using the Sega Model 1's 3D rendering hardware, allowing for effects and technologies that were impossible in sprite-based fighters, such as characters that could move left and right rather than just backwards and forwards, and a dynamic camera that could zoom, pan, and swoop dramatically around the arena. The game had a more realistic take on the genre, attempting to represent actual martial arts disciplines, making it more of a fighting simulation.[14]

Virtua Fighter's graphics, however, eventually became obsolete due to rapid advances in polygon technology that allowed for rounder, more detailed, textured, higher-polygon-count character models, as seen in Virtua Fighter 2. Nevertheless, Virtua Fighter forever revolutionized the fighting game genre, introducing a more realistic style of gameplay to the genre with its move to 3D.[15]

Legacy

Virtua Fighter was a phenomenal success for Sega, particularly in Japan which was already consumed by arcade game fighting culture. After a slow start, it became one of Japan's highest-grossing arcade games of all time.[16] Its success has guaranteed future entries in the franchise ever since, and is amongst Sega AM2's most recognisable products.

Virtua Fighter was followed by Virtua Fighter 2 in 1994, which sports significantly improved visuals and two new characters. AM2's Seiichi Ishii would also leave following his work on this game to create Tekken for Namco, seen as an important competitor to Virtua Fighter during the 1990s.

Likewise, programmer Francois Yves Bertrand (credited as F.Y. Bertrand) was headhunted by Atari Corporation and put to work on the Atari Jaguar 3D fighting game, Fight for Life, cited as being a killer app for the system designed to rival the PlayStation and Saturn consoles (though mismanagement at the company led to an unfinished build being released).

Virtua Fighter was adapted into a comic book, published by Marvel Comics. It was released in May 1995, to coincide with the Sega Saturn's North American launch.[17]

Virtua Fighter had been given some representation in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Mii Fighter costumes based on Jacky Bryant and Akira Yuki were added to the game as paid DLC, with the Jacky costume being based on his Virtua Fighter 5 appearance, and the Akira costume being based on his appearance in the original game. Akira himself would later appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy, using his polygonal look from this game.

Versions

As a milestone for both Sega and the fighting game genre as a whole, Virtua Fighter was widely tipped for release on the Sega Saturn console. A port was developed in conjunction with the hardware and was released in Japan as a launch title (before becoming the pack-in game for the subsequent North American and European launches of the console).

Views on the Saturn version are generally mixed, as while its existence led to Sega's console out-selling the PlayStation during its first few months of sale in Japan, it quickly became apparent that the port had been rushed to market with severe graphical and technical issues. Although the disc comes paired with higher quality arranged music inspired by the arcade soundtrack, polygon counts are significantly lower, five-second load times interrupt fights and the screen resolution is reduced over the arcade game.

On the Saturn, Virtua Fighter has issues rendering 3D content, with flickering polygons overlapping in odd ways (some of which occasionally disappear entirely), and animation issues, including an infamous bug where certain characters' feet to point in the wrong direction during their winning poses. The jerky camera of the arcade version is also carried over from the arcade game, and in some situations can behave worse than its arcade counterpart. Similar technical issues would be witnessed in Daytona USA, also created in parallel with the hardware.

By the time of the Western release in mid-1995, Virtua Fighter compared unfavourably to other early Saturn/PlayStation fighting games, such as Battle Arena Toshinden. In response, Sega released Virtua Fighter Remix shortly before the Winter launch of Virtua Fighter 2, which addresses some of the concerns and textures the 3D models. Virtua Fighter Remix quickly became the de facto version of Virtua Fighter, being the new console pack-in and the basis for Virtua Fighter PC.

A version of Virtua Fighter was also released for the Sega 32X, which in Japan debuted after the Saturn version (but before the Saturn version in other territories). Originally planned to be a Sega Neptune launch title, it suffers from even lower polygon counts than the Saturn version and various other cutbacks, but is otherwise relatively faithful to the original, subsequently being cited as one of the better games for the system. While the 32X renders fewer polygons at any one time, they are generally more "stable", with clipping and flickering being mostly absent from port (although some animation issues still remain). It is also the only 32X game with support for 16:9 widescreen displays.

Both home versions of the game added a "Round-Robin" tournament mode.

Ports for mobile phones also exist.

Production credits

Arcade version

Source:
In-game credits

Saturn version

Source:
In-game credits (JP)[18]


Source:
US manual[19]

32X version

Source:
In-game credits
Source:
US manual[20]

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Virtua Fighter/Promotional material.

Photo gallery

Artwork

Physical scans

Model 1 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[21]
Gamestar (AU)
90
[22]
Arcade (Model 1)
87
Based on
2 reviews

Virtua Fighter

Model 1, US
VirtuaFighter Model1 US Manual.pdf
Manual
Model 1, JP

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92
95 Sega Saturn Tsūshin, p6
95 №25, p34-37
91
90
96 [23]
Sega Saturn
93
Based on
6 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR)
56
[24]
Consoles + (FR)
93
[25]
Computer & Video Games (UK) NTSC-J
94
[26]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
95
[27]
Edge (UK)
90
[28]
Electronic Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
75
[29]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
100
[30]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
79
[31]
Excalibur (CZ)
82
[32]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
90
[33]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
90
[34]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
85
[35]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[36]
GamePro (US) NTSC-J
95
[37]
GamesMaster (UK) NTSC-J
96
[38]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
93
[39]
Joypad (FR)
90
[40]
LeveL (CZ)
85
[41]
MAN!AC (DE)
82
[42]
Maximum (UK)
100
[43]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
97
[44]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
83
[45]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
83
[46]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
95
[47]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
96
[48]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-J
75
[49]
Player One (FR)
95
[50]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
82
[51]
Score (CZ)
60
[52]
Sega Magazin (DE)
87
[53]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
97
[54]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
97
[55]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
95
[56]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
95
[57]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
90
[58]
Strana Igr (RU)
60
[59]
Ultimate Future Games (UK) NTSC-J
96
[60]
Última Generación (ES)
88
[61]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-J
80
[62]
Sega Saturn
88
Based on
39 reviews

Virtua Fighter

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
Virtuafighter sat us backcover.jpgVirtuafighter sat us frontcover.jpg
Cover
Virtuafighter sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US (Not For Resale)

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Disc
Virtuafighter sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
VirtuaFighterSaturnEUManual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, DE
VirtuaFighter Sat DE cover.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Saturn, PT
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, AU (H/Unit)
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover
Virtua-fighter-saturn-manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, Asia
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Cover
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Spinecard

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №35, p62/63
92 №18, p59
Sega 32X
93
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
80
[63]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
95
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
76
[64]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
75
[65]
Fusion (US) NTSC-U
75
[66]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
85
[67]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
86
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[68]
GamePro (UK)
93
[69]
Gamers (DE)
80
[70]
Hobby Consolas (ES) PAL
92
[71]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
80
[72]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
94
[73]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
88
[74]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
93
[75]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
75
[76]
Player One (FR)
92
[77]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[12]
Sega News (CZ)
94
[78]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
96
[79]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
91
[80]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
94
[81]
Tricks (RU)
74
[82]
Sega 32X
86
Based on
23 reviews

Virtua Fighter

32X, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Virtuafighter 32x jp manual.pdf
Manual
32X, US
VF 32X US Box Back.jpgVF 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Virtua Fighter 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Virtuafighter 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
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Cover
Virtua Fighter 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
VirtuaFighter 32X EU Manual.pdf
Manual
32X, PT

32X, AU
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Cover
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Cart
32X, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Virtuafighter 32x br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32 25aea73c
MD5 adcf6c6150d1bc3d073d3754b22ebc69
SHA-1 24b3063284a914c76d8d1f681e3ed6323b0d7d0b
4MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega 32X
CRC32 b5de9626
MD5 901e97c9f731fbdf1f1ead0fbf58249a
SHA-1 f35754f4bfe3a53722d7a799f88face0fd13c424
4MB Cartridge (JP/US)
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-07-26 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-07-25 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-07-24 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-07-21 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-07-17 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-06-30 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-06-15 Page
Sega 32X
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-05-30 Page
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
571,731,216 CD-ROM (EU) MK81005-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
572,046,384 1994-10-05 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9001 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
572,011,104 CD-ROM (US) 81005 V1.000

Track list

Saturn version

1. Data track
2. AM2 Logo (0:09)
3. Stage Clear (You Won) (0:08)
4. Stage Failed (You Lost) (0:07)
5. Continue? - Game Over (0:18)
6. Player Select (5:04)
7. Jacky Bryant (5:10)
8. Jeffry Mcwild (5:05)
9. Sarah Bryant (5:09)
10. Kage-Maru (5:06)
11. Pai Chan (5:07)
12. Wolf Hawkfield (4:55)
13. Lau Chan (5:11)
14. Akira Yuki (5:12)
15. Dural (5:04)
16. Name Entry (0:50)
17. Rating - Average (0:09)
18. Rating - Poor (0:09)
19. Rating - Excellent (0:12)
Running time: 53:05

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: 32X, Saturn
  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Saturn

References

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  2. File:VF 32X JP Box Front.jpg
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Books: Virtua Fighter Maniax () | V Jump Books Game Series: Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter Maniax for Windows (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995)
Music: Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994)
Videos: Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994)

Prereleases:
Sega 32X
1995-05-30 prototype | 06-15 | 06-30 | 07-17 | 07-21 | 07-24 | 07-25 | 07-26
Virtua Fighter series
Virtua Fighter (Remix | PC) (1993-1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive | Sega Ages 2500 Series) (1994-1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 (3tb) (1996-1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 (Evolution | Final Tuned) (2001-2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 (R | Final Showdown | Ultimate Showdown) (2006-2021)
Spin-offs
Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Virtua Fighter Animation (1997) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003) | Virtua Quest (2004)
Cross-overs
Fighters Megamix (Game.com) | Dead or Alive 5 (5+ | Ultimate | Last Round) (2012-2015)
Portrait series
Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series: (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | The Final) (1995-1996) | GG Portrait: Yuuki Akira (1996) | GG Portrait: Pai Chan (1996)
Others
Virtua Fighter (LCD) (1995) | Electronic Virtua Fighter (199x) | Virtua Fighter (R-Zone) (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 Win-PC-Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Mobile (2008) | Virtua Fighter Cool Champ (2012) | Virtua Fighter Fever Combo (2014) | Virtua Fighter Battle Genesis (2019)
Demo discs
Java Tea Original Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
Albums
Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995) | "Kuchibiru no Shinwa" (1995) | "Wild Vision" (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter & Virtua Fighter 2 Music Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | "Kyouhansha" (1996) | Tianshi Xiang (1996) | "Ai ga Tarinaize" (1996) | "Eien no Mannaka de" (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 3: Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 5 Original Sound Track (2011) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 R Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 2 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter Best Tracks + One (2015)
Books
Virtua Fighter Maniax (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Guide Book V-Jump (1994) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter Maniax for Windows (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Complete (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Perfect Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Graphics "Model 2" (1996) | Tokyo Virtua Monogatari (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Fan Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Fighting Manual (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Command Game Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.1 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Relax (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.2 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Honoo no Maki: Pai Chan Bukyou Gaiden (1996) | Fighters Mega Books Mix Ultimate Guide (1997) | Prima's Virtua Fighter 3: Unauthorized Arcade Secrets (1997) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Playing Guide (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Kanzen Kouryaku Doku Hon (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Perfect Guide (1998) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 3tb (1999) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Perfect Guide (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Red Book: Elementary Phase (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Yoku Wakaru Haoh Yousei Dojo (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Blue Book: Advanced Phase (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 The Complete (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Perfect Guide (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Green Book: Law of the Junkies (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution: Yokuwakaru Hisshou Senjutsu Shinan (2003) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary: Memory of Decade (2003) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Master Guide (2004) | Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Judgement Six no Yabou Kouryaku Navigation (2004) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Orange Book: Junkies' Last Stand (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 White Book: Keep It Real (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Black Book: Keep It Moral (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Technical Book (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 for PlayStation 3 Complete Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Masters Guide (2010)
TV and Film
Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994) | CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996) | Sega Official Video Library Vol. 2: Virtua Fighter Kids (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 (Columbia video series) (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)