Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)

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For the 3D fighter of which this game is based on, see Virtua Fighter 2.

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Virtua Fighter 2
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, iOS, Steam, RealOne Arcade, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
1845
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1845-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJSE0393
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[2] 1845-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
GR
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: M15
Sega Mega Drive
BR
052010
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM96002JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1845-40
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[5]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[6]
ESRB: Teen
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[7]
PEGI: 12+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[9]
OFLC: M
RealOne Arcade
US
Steam
US
$2.992.99[12] 71115
ESRB: Teen
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[12] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[12] 71115
USK: 12
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[12] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[12] 71115
OFLC: M
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[14] 71115
ESRB: Teen
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[14] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[14] 71115
USK: 12
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[14] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[14] 71115
OFLC: M
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[14] 71115
ESRB: Teen
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[14] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[14] 71115
USK: 12
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[14] 71115
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[14] 71115
OFLC: M
iOS
JP
¥219 (230)230i[18]
9+
iOS
US
$1.991.99[16]
9+
iOS
EU
€1.591.59[16]
9+
iOS
UK
£1.491.49[16]
9+
iOS
AU
$1.991.99[16]
Nintendo Switch Online
JP
Nintendo Switch Online
US
Nintendo Switch Online
EU
Nintendo Switch Online
UK
Nintendo Switch Online
AU

Virtua Fighter 2 (バーチャファイター2) for the Sega Mega Drive is a fighting game developed by Sega released in North America and Europe in 1996.

Its true name is debatable. Though all box art simply calls it Virtua Fighter 2, the North American title screen calls it Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis and the European (and Japanese - the ROM is identical for all regions) call it Virtua Fighter 2 Mega Drive.

Gameplay

Virtua Fighter 2 is a vastly watered down version of Virtua Fighter 2, a game originally released for Sega Model 2A CRX arcade hardware in 1995 (and subsequently ported to the Sega Saturn. Unlike any other version of Virtua Fighter 2, this on the Mega Drive is rendered entirely in 2D, with more traditional hand-drawn sprites replacing the motion-captured 3D models of the arcade game.

While the core concepts of Virtua Fighter 2 are retained in this Mega Drive variant, the game is significantly slower than its 3D counterparts, and is supported by simpler graphics and sound. Newcomers Lion and Shun are not present in this Mega Drive version, limiting the cast to that of the original Virtua Fighter. Many voice samples are also missing.

While players only ever have control over two axes at any one point in the arcade Virtua Fighter 2, moves and collisions will cause the fighting angle of the arena to change, giving gameplay a pseudo 3D feel. Here no such system is in place, and while rendering techniques help to give the floor an illusion of depth, players never move in or out of the screen under any circumstances. A side effect to this system means that only one "side" of an arena's background needed to be drawn, and so the perspective problems witnessed in the Saturn and PC versions are not an issue here.

Many of the arcade game's moves have been axed, however roughly 700 remain (putting it on a par with the original Virtua Fighter). Several stages do not exist either; with Lau, Pai, Wolf and Jacky's stage being palette swaps of Kage, Akira, Sarah and Jeffry, respectively. Of these four, only Lau has his own music track.

Versions

This version of the game has, through emulation, been rereleased more frequently than the "real" Virtua Fighter 2. It was included as part of 2006's Sega Mega Drive Collection, released on the Wii Virtual Console service in 2007, released later on Steam and iOS devices, and included with the Mega Drive Mini in many regions. The iOS version was removed from sale on iTunes in 2015.[24]

Version history

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 7.2MB 201212042012-12-04 [25]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 6.3MB 201101202011-01-20 [15]

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Virtua Fighter 2 MD credits.pdf
[26]

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Ultra Game Players (US) #93: "January 1997" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #63: "Diciembre 1996" (199x-xx-xx)
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Sega the game is never Over in Level (TR) #1: "1/1997" (1997-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Gameshow (TR) #27: "Haziran 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[27]
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
50
[2]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
70
[28]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
73
[29]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
86
[30]
Joypad (FR) PAL
72
[31]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
80
[32]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
77
[33]
Player One (FR) PAL
45
[34]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[35]
Super Power (FI) NTSC
49
[36]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
12 reviews

Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT

VF2 MD PT Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, GR
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Cover
Mega Drive, CZ (Datart)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU
VF2 MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Virtua Fighter 2 MD BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR (rerelease)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, Asia
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 937380f3
MD5 61b922208e0518a2e127939d374a43cb
SHA-1 c283bf31b646489c2341f8325c52fb8b788a3702
4MB 1996-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a95d0949
MD5 ad3fb9946f0bf18c73413d0e4d57ddbf
SHA-1 dff095c9c252bf4af5aae52b83bc3c9d243176b7
4MB 1996-10 Cartridge (KR)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 c5ee3974
MD5 22e5fc66e56aca303c0bb3708026d130
SHA-1 8d9e1739a40cf64adf0b96918028bac9368b2d89
4MB 1996-08-19 CD-R disc[38] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 6a0f3a7b
MD5 f61843c457cd2cb8b8ec8158c0264312
SHA-1 b08e11a477694f50bed2e89ee3269f557b041ab1
4MB 1996-08-30 CD-R disc[39] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 fa5bad91
MD5 95dd47fc67df25d665ba5e48133d6146
SHA-1 b6ae0d56d9fd41df5a577b36fc3717d7399b80fc
4MB 1996-09-13 CD-R disc[40] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 af516dad
MD5 d5888a5762d21f4c7b2fafb840aad86d
SHA-1 740190e416965ab4b63e82a9a4806178d3463fa9
4MB 1996-09-20 CD-R disc[41] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 95ab6ab6
MD5 04d9a61224da48a015a760ba4309294a
SHA-1 4375b574ab6c3aa41576a91f5a263196f6ec8fc1
4MB 1996-09-27 CD-R disc[42] Page

External links

References

  1. Videogame Advisor, "Volume 2, Number 11: November 1996" (US; 1996-1x-xx), page 62
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Computer & Video Games, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-11), page 84
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/FcM21l2P5Ts/m/tLMar_6K9QgJ
  4. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/02.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:11)
  5. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_vf2/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-03-20 22:19)
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/yAfz0Y3-G4CQFYZbUeNfN41ocWzrGFMM (Wayback Machine: 2011-01-23 17:48)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/virtua_fighter_2 (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 07:38)
  8. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Virtua-Fighter-2-280064.html (archive.today)
  9. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19787&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 02:48)
  10. [ ]
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 https://steamdb.info/app/71115/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-21 22:27)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 http://steamdb.info/app/71115/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 21:20)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 https://steamdb.info/app/71115/history/?changeid=5755203
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 http://steamdb.info/app/71115/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-21 22:27)
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtua-fighter-2/id413313931?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-14 14:02)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 http://blogs.sega.com/2011/10/25/prices-so-low-theyre-scary/ (Wayback Machine: 2017-08-29 16:30)
  17. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virtua-fighter-2/id413313931?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-10 20:15)
  18. 18.0 18.1 http://www.4gamer.net/games/127/G012748/20110121015/ (Wayback Machine: 2011-01-24 16:01)
  19. https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/3bcd70c4-2bef-4cf3-bffb-c656bf9f055a (archive.today)
  20. @NintendoAmerica on Twitter (archive.today)
  21. @NintendoEurope on Twitter (archive.today)
  22. @NintendoUK on Twitter (archive.today)
  23. @NintendoAUNZ on Twitter (archive.today)
  24. http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8622645/sega-pulls-games-from-itunes-app-store-google-play (Wayback Machine: 2017-11-08 17:39)
  25. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtua-fighter-2/id413313931?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2013-06-01 03:10)
  26. File:Virtua Fighter 2 MD credits.pdf
  27. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 257
  28. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 261
  29. GamesMaster, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-15), page 40
  30. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1996" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 106
  31. Joypad, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 92
  32. Mega Force, "Janvier/Février 1997" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 64
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-06), page 74
  34. Player One, "Décembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 138
  35. Sega Power, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-19), page 54
  36. Super Power, "3 1997" (FI; 1997-0x-xx), page 49
  37. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 219
  38. Hidden Palace: Virtua Fighter 2 (Aug 19, 1996 prototype)
  39. Hidden Palace: Virtua Fighter 2 (Aug 30, 1996 prototype)
  40. Hidden Palace: Virtua Fighter 2 (Sep 13, 1996 prototype)
  41. Hidden Palace: Virtua Fighter 2 (Sep 20, 1996 prototype)
  42. Hidden Palace: Virtua Fighter 2 (Sep 27, 1996 prototype)


Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)

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Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1996-08-19 | 08-30 | 09-13 | 09-20 | 09-27



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 | Ultimate Showdown) (2006-2021)
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) | Virtua Fighter Battle Genesis (2019)
Unlicensed
Virtua Fighter 2 vs. Tekken 2 (199x)
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 (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) | Virtua Fighter 3 (Columbia video series) (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)