Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary



After all this talk about VF4 I decided to play one more time with my NTSC copy of VF4: Evolution, not just to get me arse beaten by the unforgiving CPU opponents but to try once again the little extra called VF 10th Anniversary.

Basically this is a port of the arcade version of Virtua Fighter. All the blocky characters, arenas, music and gameplay of the original game are intact, something the fans surely appreciated, but with the benefits of the PS2's hardware, that being the high resolution, the smoother textures and the overall speed of the game.

There's also a bit of Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution as well when it comes to characters, so you can expect newcomers like Lei Fei or Goh, fully rendered in the beautiful, blocky, retro way of the 32 bits era.

Sounds good? You bet it is! But how can you own this beauty? Well, the easiest way is probably purchasing the US version of VF4: Evolution, since us Europeans where left out and the Japanese version should be harder to get.

8 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

"You bet it is! But how can you own this beauty? Well, the easiest way is probably purchasing the US version of VF4: Evolution, since us Europeans where left out..."

DOH! I just bought a PAL version on eBay last night for £8! I thought it would have the anniversary edition on it... GRRR!!! LOL! OK then, is there ANY difference between VF4 and VF4 Evolution in the PAL version?

Excellent video and a great (if not slightly crushing) post!! :)

NebachadnezzaR said...

Sorry to crush your dreams, Father... :(

Anyway, cheer up, because even the european version of evolution is worth it. You can check all the differences between the regular version and Evolution here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtua_Fighter_4#Virtua_Fighter_4:_Evolution

NebachadnezzaR said...

By the way Father, can you play imports (or backups for that matter...) on your PS2? Cause I could always mail you a...let's say...not so legal copy of my game :)

fatherkrishna said...

Do you know Nebacha I've absolutely no idea! We could always try though couldn't we? Does it have to be chipped?

NebachadnezzaR said...

You have two options, an internal modchip or swap magic (google it).

The GagaMan(n) said...

Why in the holy fuck did they remove this from the PAL version? It was one of the sore reasons for blowing 5 quid on it, but it wasn't there! >=(

Caleb said...

I am gonna get a US copy of Virtua Fighter Evolution for cheap just to piss you guys off.

J said...

It was bang out of order for SEGA to leave VF 1 anninversary out of the PAL version of VF4: Evolution, in the same way it was out of order for them to leave Streets of rage 1, 2 and (I'm not too fused about) 3 out of the PAL release of Sonic Gems collection.

Judging from the video it sounds as thought SEGA tried to remix the VF1 music, but they f**ked it right up. I dunno what they did to poor Sarah's theme and they butchered Pai's one.