21, 1996 (Japan)
> Add Fighting Vipers
(FV) to Virtua Fighter 2 (VF2) and throw in a little
Fighter 3 (VF3) to get the basic idea what Fighters MEGAMiX (FM) is
all about. That's not all though, AM2 saw fit to upgrade everything:
graphics, control, animation, music, etc. It's all here and it's
all better than you've seen it on home systems before. There are
tons of options and 32 playable characters to boot, albeit not all of them
are immediately selectable.
> If you're thinking of getting the import version, then don't worry.
It's completely playable and mostly in English. To top it off, it
even has PepsiMan (who is not in the American version)....
> FM's graphics are ultra smooth, just as we've come to expect from
Saturn fighters. There are, however, one or two stages where the
graphics are too ambitious for the game engine and things bog down a bit.
Also, the resolution is not as high as VF2, but FM has lighting effects
and gouraud shading to make up for that. Your view of the action
is from the side, although it rotates when either combatant uses the dodge
move. Add in tons of different backgrounds to enhance the overall
luster of the game. Lastly, hidden characters abound and winning
battles is what you need to earn them. Exceptional!!!
> The control is perfect -- you choose between Virtua Fighter and
Fighting Vipers styles. AM2 knows fighters and they know the Saturn.
FM's moves are very much like VF2 and FV, plus it even includes some moves
from Sega's model 3 wonder, VF3. Aside from standard punch and kick
moves, you can master combos, special attacks, and throws. There's
also the Practice Mode from FV which you can use to hone your skills.
It's just as easy to control as any AM2 fighter you've played and comes
complete with unparalleled gameplay. You want lots of moves, FM delivers
> The music is very good. It features guitar rock and some
VF2 remixes. You'll definitely enjoy the rockin' background tunes
as you pummel your opponent.
> FM's sound effects are great. You'll hear realistic sound effects
that don't get any better than this. Every punch, kick and special
move you hear is enough to make you cringe. Complete stereo bliss
awaits your Saturn...
> FM defines the word "fun", especially with a friend. Options and
characters are plentiful while the replayability is unlimited. Included
are various modes of play including Arcade, Versus, and Practice.
In order to unlock the additional characters you have to beat a series
of predetermined matches. Say hello to the best 32 bit fighter anywhere.