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Virtua Fighter Kids
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (19 tracks)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1996 ¥?  ?
Arcade
World
1996-08[1]  ?


Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 GS-9098
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99[2] 81049
Sega Saturn
UK
£29.99[4] MK81049-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81049-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81049-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81049-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 191x28
Sega Saturn
KR
₩? GS-9609J



Virtua Fighter Kids (バーチャファイター キッズ) is a spin-off of the Virtua Fighter series. It was released for Sega Titan Video arcade hardware in 1996 before being ported to the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

Virtua Fighter Kids is a roughly 20% faster and in some cases simpler version of Virtua Fighter 2 with super-deformed characters. The game is more combo-driven, and in-fight replays are borrowed from Fighting Vipers. Collision detection (and to a lesser degree, physics) are also altered, making characters easier to hit. On the Saturn at least, there is an option to simplify the control scheme further for younger players.

In Japan the game heavily advertises the Japanese Sinvino beverage, Java Tea (ジャワティー), with Jacky holding a can in a victory pose and Shun regularly taking sips of the beverage during fights. All Java Tea references were removed from Western versions.

Of note is the Kids version of Dural, in which a goldfish can be seen swimming around her head. The Kids versions of Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant are unlockable characters within Fighters Megamix.

Production credits

Arcade version

Saturn version

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

Track list


1. [data track] (17:27)


2. Lau Chan (02:30)


3. Sarah Bryant (02:19)


4. Shun Di (02:20)


5. Pai Chan (02:18)


6. Lion Rafale (02:45)


7. Jeffry Mcwild (02:19)


8. Kage-Maru (02:15)


9. Jacky Bryant (02:32)


10. Wolf Hawkfield (02:35)


11. Akira Yuki (02:33)


12. Dural (02:32)


13. Chicago (02:24)


14. Virtua Fighter Kids (01:03)


15. Stage Clear (00:06)


16. Game Over (00:17)


17. Tokosie no Hitotoki (00:47)
JP: とこしえのひととき


18. Kyu (00:08)
JP:


19. Dan (00:09)
JP:


20. Meijin (00:12)
JP: 名人
Running time: 49:31

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter Kids/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM2 US 29.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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SSM JP 19960726 1996-12.pdfSSM JP 19960726 1996-12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #26: "1996-12 (1996-07-26)" (1996-07-12)
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SSM JP 19960809 1996-13.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #27: "1996-13 (1996-08-09)" (1996-07-26)

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Titan Video, JP
Sega Titan Video,
VFK STV Cart.jpg
Cart

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №178, p70/71[4]
78 №398, p31
80 №47, p36/37
83 №57, p78[7]
88 №1996/10, p79[8]
92 №48, p52-55[9]
91 №68, p96/97[10]
68 №84, p44/45
91 №11, p62/63[11]
87 №1996-12, p219[12]
79 №, p11Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[13]
95 №92, p11
87 №90
Sega Saturn
85
Based on
13 reviews

Saturn, US
VFK Saturn US Box Back.jpgVFK Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VFK Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Vfkids sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
VFK Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
VFK Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
VFK Saturn JP Box Back.jpgVFK Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighterKids Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
VirtuaFighterKids Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Japan Manual.pdf
Manual
VirtuaFighterKids Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Inlay
Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Japan MoveSheet.pdf
Move Sheet
Saturn, BR
VirtuaFighterKids Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, KR
VirtuaFighterKids Saturn KR Box Back.jpgIrtuaFighterKids Sat KR cover side.jpgVirtuaFighterKids Sat KR cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighterKids Saturn KR Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard

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)