I distinctly remember seeing
Siba in the original Virtua Fighter cabinet artwork when I was a kid, and
it always bewildered me because I never saw him in the actual game... I later
concluded it was an error (or a very well-kept secret), because I played the
hell out of VF1 and never ran into him. >.< I'm pretty sure I spent a good amount of
quarters simply trying to fight against him. lol. They just wouldn't make a
character in a fighting game that hard to against!
Anyhow, it's cool that they
actually brought Siba back in Fighters Megamix... but in actuality, he's a
very generic design at the end of the day. He doesn't have many unique or
interesting moves either. In any case, it's interesting that characters like Shaheen
and Rashid eventually came along,
20+ years after Siba's debut. In Bandai Namco's case, since they have a major
history in the 3D fighting genre... I truly believe the TEKKEN Team created
Shaheen with the "spirit" of Siba directly in mind. Your move, Sega!
*crickets for another 10 years*