Virtua Fighter Kids
REVIEW: Virtua Fighter Kids is essentially a "kiddie version re-make of Sega's smash hit 3D fighting game, Virtua Fighter 2. VF Kids features all of the characters and stages from VF2, but each character was presented in a super deformed "chibi" style... meaning they have child-like faces, ridiculously large heads, and smaller bodies. Character faces also hosted a variety of facial expressions, and apparently the game was developed to "practice" on the facial & eye animations for Virtua Fighter 3.
Cuteness factor overload.
Virtua Fighter Kids didn't play quite as smooth as the original VF2, but it was a hilarious and entertaining fighting game while it lasted... props to Sega for being adventurous! The Saturn version included some new FMV sequences over the arcade version and also added programmable button sequences to allow players to test and use pre-made combos. VF Kids is also the only game in the series to feature character endings!
Those heads must have big hit boxes.
Last Updated: 1/10/2011 Developer(s): Sega AM2 Publisher(s): Sega Designer(s): Yu Suzuki (Producer & Director), Toru Ikebuchi (Main programmer), Kazuhiro Izaki (Main designer) Platform(s): Arcade, Sega Saturn Release Date(s): 1996 (Arcade)
July 26th, 1996 ( Saturn)
July 31st, 1996 ( Saturn)
Characters: Akira, Jacky, Kage, Lau, Jeffry, Sarah, Wolf, Pai, Shun, Lion, Dural
Related Games: Virtua Fighter Remix, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5 R, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Fighting Vipers, Fighting Vipers 2, Fighters Megamix, Last Bronx
Gameplay Engine 7.5 / 10 Story / Theme 6.5 / 10 Overall Graphics 8 / 10 Animation 8.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 8 / 10 Innovation 8.5 / 10 Art Direction 8.5 / 10 Customization 6 / 10 Options / Extras 7 / 10 Intro / Presentation 8 / 10 Replayability / Fun 7.5 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 7.5 / 10 Characters 9 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
7.8 / 10
Review based on Saturn version Final Words: If you were any kind of fan of VF2, there's something to like about VF Kids. It's definitely cool to see all of the VF characters in chibi form, and each of the character models do justice to their original appearance. The facial expressions as they get hit is still priceless to this day. Certainly a must-own / must-play game for any true VF fan! ~TFG Webmaster