Saturday, 2 February 2008

Virtua Fighter Mobile

Virtua Fighter is back! No, I am not talking about Virtua Fighter 5 or some Sega Ages PS2 Port, this time it's out for cell phones. It seems to be some Virtua Fighter 1 and 2 thrown together with the graphics similiar to Virtua Fighter 2 on the Saturn. To be honest it comes incredibly close to the visual brilliance that was Virtua Fighter 2. Only the backgrounds can't compare with our beloved Saturn version of the game, yet everything else seems to be intact. The resolution is quite amazing, the textures are even interpolated and the fighter detail seems to be up par with the Saturn game. The character portraits in the character select screen are some more recent ones. Probably from Virtua Fighter 4 or 5, which I've never played.

At first I thought that it has great graphics, especially for a mobile game. But then... how am I supposed to play that with the wonky keys of my cell phone? I think it's unplayable and a mere tech demo of what modern cell phones can do these days. But everything from the Saturn's past is welcome and so I'd file that under obscurity.

Check out some more and bigger screenshots right here.


Tiago said...

It looks fun... but I prefer the saturn version ^^
but they should remain the original portraits

NebachadnezzaR said...

"how am I supposed to play that with the wonky keys of my cell phone?"

That's exactly what crossed my mind while reading this (great) post. Unfortunately all mobile fighting games suck due to poor controls. It's technically impressive, nevertheless.

Nights said...
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Nights said...

Yeah... Playing virtua fighter on a cell phone may not cause the same excitement on a game system because of the controls simply sucks. But the graphics are very impressive.
(Hey it's me tiago I just changed my name and put a picture xD... do you mind if I advertise your blogue?)

fatherkrishna said...

Do we mind dear tiago... erm Nights? We'd be honoured!

There seems to be lots of new visitors round here lately and I'm loving it!

I can't tell you all how proud I am of this little place...

And while I'm on the subject, may I again sing the praises of dear elend? This place has just moved to another level since his arrival!

"Vielen Dank dafür, den Saturn-Autofriedhof in ein neues Niveau zu bringen, haben Ihre Beiträge, Begeisterung und Verstand diesen kleinen Platz eine wesentliche Saturn-Quelle gemacht... Kann unser lieber Führer und Guru Segata schenken das ganze Sega Segen Ihnen, und kann Ihre zukünftige Reise nach Japan, alle östlichen Belohnungen ernten, die Sie so aufrichtig verdienen!
Ich liebe Sie Kerl!"

elend said...

Baha! Congratulations Father, your german classes seem to improve your german ability from day to day. With your latest post, you've reached a new peak in speaking german. ;D I am of course honored, but also a little bit embarrassed. It's everyone, who's making the Junkyard what it is. I am really happy to be here.

And welcome Tiago, I mean... Nights! Spread the word about that fantastic blog for this fantastic console. We'd be honored.

NebachadnezzaR said...

OMFG! A fellow Portuguese Saturn lover! (I wonder if it's someone I know from PTGamers...)

Bem-vindo Tiago, erhh, Nights! Espero que gostes deste nosso cantinho dedicado á Saturn. :)

Nights said...

Thank you thank you =)

Eu adoro este cantinho dedicado á saturn =)PTgamers? Já ouvi falar mas nao frequento.

The GagaMan(n) said...

Ugh, Japanese mobile gaming pisses me off. Why they waste time porting games like Resident Evil 4 with DS quality graphics to phones that have no decent control scheme for games at all (unless the game only uses the d pad and maybe one button, like Sonic 1) rather than making DS or PSP ports which would sell better (and for more) as every other person in Japan owns either of those by now. Now Virtua Fighter 2? Bloody hell.

racketboy said...

Color me impressed!