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Sega's hit arcade fighting game makes its PC debut with network play and various bonus features. All ten 3D characters from the coin-op are included for play in an 11-match tournament. You'll battle the computer or a friend in matches held within ten texture-mapped, outdoor environments. To win, you must either deplete your opponent's health within the default time of 30 seconds or knock your rival out of each locale's "ring." Defeat each challenger three times to advance. As in Virtua Fighter, three buttons are used to block, kick, and punch, while the directional pad or keys initiate dashes, jumps, crouches, and more.
In addition to the arcade game's tournament and versus play, the PC version includes the following variants: Team Battle, Ranking, Playback, Watch, and Expert. "Team Battle" has you selecting five characters and challenging a rival team's fighters in succession until one side is defeated. "Ranking" gives you feedback on how fast and effective you were in defeating the computer, while "Playback" lets you record fights for viewing at a later time. "Watch" is a non-interactive fight between two computer-controlled characters, and "Expert" is an advanced mode in which the AI attempts to learn and exploit your tendencies. Virtua Fighter 2 on PC includes modem, IPX, TCP/IP, and serial link support for head-to-head matches. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide