Virtua Fighter Kids
  

  

REVIEWVirtua 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.

  

  
                                   
 

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Page Updated: November 3rd, 2020
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

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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  8.0 / 10
Animation  8.5 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  8.0 / 10
Innovation  7.5 / 10
Art Direction  7.5 / 10
Customization  6.0 / 10
Options / Extras  7.0 / 10
Intro / Presentation  8.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun  6.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  7.5 / 10
Characters  8.0 / 10
BOTTOM LINE

 7.5 / 10

 Review based on Saturn version    

 

Final Words: If you were any kind of fan of VF2, there's something to appreciate about VF Kids. It's a cool fan service game of sorts... and it's definitely entertaining to see all of the VF characters in chibi form. Each of the character models are charming, and the reimagined stages are cool as well. The character facial expressions, especially as they get hit, is still priceless to this day.  VF Kids is certainly a must-own / must-play game for any Sega Saturn owner / VF fan!
~TFG Webmaster
  

 


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