Real Arcade VF

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Real Arcade VF
Made for: Sega Saturn
Manufacturer: Hori
Type: Arcade stick
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥3,9803,980[1] HSS-09
Sega Saturn
(Dash model)
¥3,9803,980[1] HSS-12

Real Arcade VF is an arcade stick developed by Hori for the Sega Saturn. It has only three face-buttons (A B and C) as it was built with Virtua Fighter in mind, hence the "VF". A second model, the Real Arcade VF Dash (stylized as Real Arcade VF′), was made specifically for Fighters Megamix and adds the R button to the mix (which was used in that game for the Escape maneuver). Both joysticks were released only in Japan

The Real Arcade VF is an odd accessory as it omits many of the buttons featured in a standard Sega Saturn Control Pad. Both the Virtua Fighter and Virtua Fighter 2 arcade cabinets include three buttons, but as most Saturn games try to make use of the six standard face buttons and two shoulder buttons of the standard control pad, this makes the Real Arcade VF incompatible with the majority of Saturn titles.

Conversely, Sega's own Virtua Stick contains all of the required buttons, plus turbo switches, and is significantly easier to find. Hori's earlier accessory, the Fighting Stick SS, also includes all the required face buttons


Physical scans

Saturn, JP (HSS-09)
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Saturn, JP (HSS-12)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Wayback Machine: 2001-02-19 10:35)
  2. (Wayback Machine: 2001-10-17 05:24)

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