Sega's hit arcade fighting game makes a surprise appearance on Genesis with Virtua Fighter 2. Since the 16-bit system lacks the technology for a faithful port, several changes were made in the conversion. Instead of the arcade game's ten characters, Virtua Fighter 2 on Genesis features the original Virtua Fighter's cast of eight. Characters and backgrounds are 2D rather than 3D, requiring some alterations in the control scheme, such as the omitting the ability to sidestep away from rivals. The core gameplay is otherwise the same: engage characters in a series of one-on-one battles until you reach the final boss, a silver-skinned cyborg named Dural. In addition to fighting the computer, you can challenge a friend to a head-to-head match.
PLAYERS: 1-2 Players
RELEASE YEAR: 1997