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Virtua Fighter Remix
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (18 tracks)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1995  ?


Sega Saturn
JP
¥3,400 GS-9039
Sega Saturn
JP (SegaNet)
¥14,800 GS-7103
Sega Saturn
US
$69.99 81023
Sega Saturn
US (Sleeve)
$? 81028
Sega Saturn
UK
£29.99[1] MK81083-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81083-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 70,-[2] MK81083-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81083-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? ?
Sega Saturn
KR
₩? ?



Virtua Fighter Remix (バーチャファイター リミックス) is an update to Virtua Fighter, and was first released on the Sega Saturn in 1995 just months after the Saturn release of the first game.

Gameplay

For the most part, Virtua Fighter Remix acts as a visual upgrade over the original Virtua Fighter, with the core gameplay remaining unchanged from the Saturn's earlier incarnation.

History

Development

Virtua Fighter had been released on the Saturn in a less-than-impressive state. Being created in conjunction with the hardware, the game suffers from often severe 3D rendering issues, with flickering (and sometimes disappearing) polygons and occasional animation glitches. Its choice to act as an accurate port of the Sega Model 1 arcade version also failed to do the game many favours in the eyes of the Western press, with untextured (and lower polygon) models comparing poorly to PlayStation launch title Battle Arena Toshinden. While offering at CD qualiy soundractrack, many claim it to be even worse than the Sega 32X version, thanks to the added CD loading times.

Virtua Fighter Remix was created to address many of these flaws, and was quietly launched in the Winter of 1995 as a replacement pack-in title for the Saturn console. In Remix models have a slightly higher polygon count (though still less than the Model 1 version) and are now completely texture-mapped, leading to a more modern looking game. Sega also claimed controller response time was improved.

The enhanced visuals are countered by some trade-offs, such as the removal of the original lighting system, making characters appear unnaturally bright in dark stages such as Sarah's (a stage which incidentally loses the smooth transition of its lit floor thanks to the new textures). Loading times are also slightly longer in Remix, and polygon glitching is not removed entirely. Other areas of the game, such as stage backgrounds, haven't changed at all.

Release

In the West, a CG Portrait Collection Disc was also included in the Saturn bundle. North American owners would get Virtua Fighter Remix for free if they registered their Saturns before September 30, 1995[4][5], while Japanese customers would later receive a SegaNet compatible version. Sega would also bring Virtua Fighter Remix to Sega Titan Video arcade hardware.

Legacy

The PC game Virtua Fighter PC derives from Virtua Fighter Remix.

Production credits

Source: In-game creditsMedia:VirtuaFR_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[6]


Track list


1. [data track] (01:19)


2. AM2 Logo (00:09)


3. Victory (00:08)


4. Loss (00:07)


5. Continue (00:18)


6. Player Select (05:04)


7. Jacky (05:10)


8. Jeffry (05:05)


9. Sarah Bryant (05:09)


10. Kage (05:06)


11. Pai Chan (05:07)


12. Wolf (04:55)


13. Lau Chan (05:11)


14. Akira Yuki (05:12)


15. Dural (05:04)


16. Hi Score (00:50)


17. Ending 1 (00:09)


18. Ending 2 (00:09)


19. Ending 3 (00:12)
Running time: 54:24

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter Remix/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Titan Video,
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Cart
Sega Titan Video, US

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №1996-01, p37[2]
92 №46, p122/123[7]
93
90 №24, p75[8]
88 №344, p31
83 №34, p61
84 №83
92 №45, p30 (international)
80 №2, p143[9]
95 №35, p76/77[10]
95 №38, p91[11]
100 №10, p113[12]
№13, p177[13]
№22, p195[14]
96 №58, p120/121
97 №22, p58/59
92 №50, p56/57
100 №1, p94[1]
80 №1995-08, p142[15]
86 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[16]
93
90 №6, p76-79[17]
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
20 reviews

Saturn, US
VFRemix Saturn US Box Back.jpgVFRemix Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VFRemix Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Vfremix sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, US (small)
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Cover
Saturn, EU (cardboard)
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Cover
VirtuaFighterRemix saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
VFRemix Saturn EU Box Back.jpgVFRemix Saturn EU Box Front.jpg
Jewel Case
VirtuaFighterCGCollection saturn eu cd.jpg
CG Portrait Collection disc
Saturn, EU

VirtuaFighterRemix saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighterCGCollection saturn eu cd.jpg
CG Portrait Collection disc
Saturn, JP
VFRemix Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVFRemix Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighterRemix Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
VirtuaFighterRemix Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn JP Manual.pdf
Manual
VirtuaFighterRemix Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Saturn, JP (SegaNet)
VFRemix Saturn JP Box Back SegaNet.jpgVFRemix Saturn JP Box Front SegaNet.jpg
Cover
VFRemix Saturn JP Disc SegaNet.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
VFRemix Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover
VFRemix Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaFighterRemixSaturnBrManual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, KR
VirtuaFighterRemix Saturn KR Box Back.jpgVirtuaFighterRemix Saturn KR Box Side.jpgVirtuaFighterRemix Saturn KR Box Front.jpg
Cover

External links

References


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) (2006-2010)
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)
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 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) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)