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Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥3,300 SLPM-68008
Sony PlayStation 2
JP (Fukkoku Ban)
¥? SLPM-68018
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£?
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
?
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
?
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
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Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (バーチャファイター 10th Anniversary) is a fighting game for the PlayStation 2, released around the same period of Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution. As the name suggests, it was designed to commemorate ten years since the release of Virtua Fighter.

Gameplay

While static screenshots suggest that 10th Anniversary looks like the original Sega Model 1 release Virtua Fighter, gameplay is more akin to Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, being a generally faster and more fluid experience, albeit with fewer moves than what Virtua Fighter 4 offers. Many of the assets such as 2D elements, sound effects and voice samples are in fact lifted directly from Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution.

During a normal run of the game, players compete against the original cast of Virtua Fighter (sans Dural), before moving onto Virtua Fighter 2's Lion and Shun, Virtua Fighter 3's Aoi and the remaining cast of Virtua Fighter 4 and Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution. As with all Virtua Fighter games, Dural is fought at the end. Characters which did not exist in the original Virtua Fighter do not get their own stages, with the arenas instead being recycled.

The trademark "floaty jumps" from the original Virtua Fighter make a return, and as all the stages retain their flat appearance from the original game, there is a reintroduced focus on ring-outs.

Like all versions of Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 3's Taka-Arashi is not included in the game and would not return to the series until Virtua Fighter 5 R.

History

10th Anniversary's release is not straightfoward. It was originally released as part of the Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary: Memory of Decade package (which also contains a book and DVD video) in 2003 - copies which are very rare and feature Jacky Bryant on the cover. More common is the "Fukkoku Ban" (復刻版) re-release with Akira Yuki on the cover - these were bundled with Japanese copies of Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution and also given away as a bonus for those pre-ordering the PlayStation 3 version of Virtua Fighter 5 through the Sega Direct website (remembering that at the time, all PlayStation 3s could run PlayStation 2 games).

In North America, the game was included on the same disc as the PlayStation 2 release of Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, and in Europe it was offered as a promotional item in small supplies. European copies in particular have become extremely rare which has pushed up the game's value.

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PlayStation 2, JP
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Cover
PlayStation 2, JP
(Fukkoku Ban)
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, EU
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Cover

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)