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Virtua Fighter Animation
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Fighting































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,800 G-3380
Sega Game Gear
US
$? 2570
Sega Game Gear
UK
£? MK2570-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F MK2570-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? MK2570-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas MK2570-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
MK2570-50



Sega Master System
BR
R$39.99 030020




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Virtua Fighter Animation, known in Japan as Virtua Fighter Mini (バーチャファイターMini), is a fighting game released for the Sega Game Gear in 1996. It is based off the Virtua Fighter anime series, which in turn was based off the video game with the same name. It is one of the few Game Gear fighting games, and the only Virtua Fighter game to date to be released for a handheld console. It is also one of the only Virtua Fighter games not to be presented in 3D (apart from the Mega Drive port of Virtua Fighter 2).

Tec Toy, Sega's Brazilian distributor, brought the game to the Sega Master System in 1997. Though there is some color loss, the Master System version offers a larger screen resolution.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Virtua Fighter Animation Virtua Fighter Animation
English (US) Virtua Fighter Animation Virtua Fighter Animation
Japanese バーチャファイターMini Virtua Fighter Mini

Production credits

Game Gear version

Source: In-game credits


  • Producer: Erik Wahlberg
  • Product Managers: Bill Onderdonk, Eric Dunstan
  • Product Specialist: Clint Dyer
  • Package Art Director: Bob Schonfisch
  • Package Art Firm: Moore & Price
  • Manual: Wendy Dinsmore
  • Lead Tester: Sean Doidge
  • Assistant Leads: Jeremy Caine, Victor Quimson, Polly Villatuya, Fernando Valderrama, Lloyd Kinoshita
  • Testers: Shari Shaklin, Annette Ancel, Matt Clerici, Kenneth Chan, Charles Yang, Arnold Galano, Raul Orozco, Matt Ironside, Chris Lucich, Jeff Junio, Jeremy Wheat, Rolef Conlan, Darren Nagtalon, Pedro Ponce, Chris Johnson, Byram Abbott, Sam Ford, Rob Prideaux
Source: US manual


Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter Animation/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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JP TV advert

Physical scans

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №176, p80[2]
89 №44, p84/85[3]
40 №69, p126
Sega Game Gear
63
Based on
3 reviews

Game Gear, US
VFA GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVFA GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VFA GG US cart.jpg
Cart
Virtua Fighter Animation GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
VFA GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVFA GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaFighterAnimation GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
VFA GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngVFA GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
VFA GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Master System, BR
VFA SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
VFA SMS BR cart.jpg
Cart
Vfanimation sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 57F1545B
MD5 FDC90EDB44D2A2236AB9C29D2F073D3C
SHA-1 EE24AF11F2066DC8FFBEFB72A5048A2471576229
1MB Cartridge (BR)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 C05657F8
MD5 8F31E2B715D06B960FA294746E8BD1DE
SHA-1 B0622EF2E58FC38AF35EAD0A632BABC4BFE49E86
1MB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 D431C452
MD5 DB315B11C28F8BE4ECDAC77759E889DE
SHA-1 222F3E49F595CEB4263AF329C4021D64FC4772E6
1MB Cartridge (US/EU)

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) | 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)