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Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution

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Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega NAOMI 2, Sega NAOMI 2 GD-ROM, PlayStation 2
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2002 ¥? 840-0106C
Arcade
JP (GD-ROM Rev. A)
2002 ¥? GDS-0024A
Arcade
JP (GD-ROM Rev. B)
2002 ¥? GDS-0024B


Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)[1] SLPM-65270
Sony PlayStation 2
US (Greatest Hits)
$19.99[2] SLUS-20616GH
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£39.99[4] SLES-51616
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
€? SLES-51616
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
€? SLES-51616
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
€? SLES-51616
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 2
AU
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
₩? SLKA-25043
Sony PlayStation 2
KR (Big Hit)
₩? SLKA-25188



Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (バーチャファイター4 エボリューション) is an updated version of Virtua Fighter 4, and was released for Sega NAOMI 2 arcade hardware in 2002. The NAOMI 2 release was available in both standard ROM board and GD-ROM forms.

It was subsequently brought to the PlayStation 2 a year later, curiously under Sony's "Greatest Hits" range, basing its record off the earlier Virtua Fighter 4 PS2 release.

Gameplay

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The game introduces two new characters; the Judoka-assassin, Goh Hinogami and the Muay Thai boxer, Brad Burns. Various other tweaks have also taken place - for example, Vanessa Lewis's alternate Muay Thai style from Virtua Fighter 4 has been removed, and replaced with a Vale Tudo "Offensive" style, making her a solely Vale Tudo brawler. Every stage has also been adjusted, for example, Lei-Fei's stage in Virtua Fighter 4 previously took place during sunset, but in Evolution it takes place during the morning.

  • Improved Graphics: better anti-aliasing.
  • New item store in Quest Mode.
  • Currency system in Quest Mode.
  • Opponent tracking log in Quest Mode: kept track of which opponents were fought in Quest Mode.
  • Increased number of character items.
  • Improved ranking system.
  • Special gameplay modes (i.e. Hyper Fighter, See-Saw, Wrestler's, etc.).
  • Emblem collecting: placed special incentive to defeat certain opponents or to avoid being defeated by certain opponents.
  • New ring type: Semi-open/semi-walled.

Production credits

PlayStation 2 version

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

NAOMI 2 version

NAOMI 2, JP
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Cart
NAOMI 2 GD-ROM, JP
(Revision A)
NAOMI 2 GD-ROM, JP
(Revision B)
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Disc

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №277, p101[4]
95 September 2003, p115
93 №744, p33, [1]
100 September 2003, p53
93 GamePro
90 August 2003, p86
96 Game Zone
75 August 2003, p7
100 September 2003, p95
100 TechTV
Sony PlayStation 2
94
Based on
10 reviews

PlayStation 2, US (Greatest Hits)
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, UK
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 2, ES
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, IT

PlayStation 2, AU

PlayStation 2, KR

PlayStation 2, KR (Big Hit)
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Cover

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm65270.html (archived 2006-10-29 16:49)
  2. Press release: 2003-08-12: SEGA'S "VIRTUA FIGHTER 4 EVOLUTION" HITS STORES THIS WEEK; DUBBED "THE BEST 3D FIGHTER OF ALL TIME" BY GMR
  3. http://www.sega.com/games/ps2/post_ps2game.jhtml?PRODID=10561 (archived 2003-08-07 10:53)
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:CVG UK 277.pdf, page 101
  5. http://archive.is/OJvPz


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)
Characters
Akira Yuki | Jacky Bryant | Pai Chan | Sarah Bryant
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)