Virtua Fighter es un beat-'em-up que revolucionó la opinión del mundo entre los juegos de combate y uno de los arcade que más éxito ha tenido jamás. En él se explora el mundo de los Virtua Fighters y en este título se encuentran los modos de Batalla en equipo, Clasificación y Observación.
Virtua Fighter (Japanese: バーチャファイター) is a series of fighting games created by Sega studio AM2 and designers Yu Suzuki and Seiichi Ishii. The original Virtua Fighter was released in October 1993 and has received four main sequels and numerous spin-offs since. The highly influential first Virtua Fighter game is widely recognized as the first 3D fighting game ever released.
Similar to most other fighting games, the default gameplay system of the Virtua Fighter series involves two combatants needing to win two of three rounds, with each round being 30 seconds long or more. If a character is knocked out (or falls out) of the ring, the opponent wins the round. A fourth round is necessary if a double knockout (both players knocking each other out at the same time) occurred in a previous round and the match is tied one round each. In this fourth round, players fight on a small stage wherein one hit equals victory.
The basic control scheme is simple, using only a control stick and three buttons (Punch, Kick, Guard). Through various timings, positions, and button combinations, players input normal and special moves for each character. Traditionally, in the single-player mode, the player runs a gauntlet of characters in the game (which may include one's doppelgänger) all the way to the final boss.