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The first 3D fighting game (the fighters are 3D, but the backgrounds are not), Virtua Fighter uses the same type of polygon graphics seen in the previous year's Virtua Racing. The polygon graphics are blocky, but smoothly animated and highly influential (think Tekken). Players select one of eight distinctive, nicely balanced characters to enter in a series of one-on-one fights. Each fighter has his own style, such as Akira's use of Kung Fu and Kage's jujitsu-style fighting. The cabinet utilizes a simple three-button layout for punching, kicking, and blocking. However, players can combine the buttons for spin-kicks, piledrivers, throws, iron-palm attacks and other advanced techniques. Good voice effects and a pumping soundtrack add to the enjoyment. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide