Lost In Translation/Virtua Fighter Kids

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Virtua Fighter Kids
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU Sega Saturn
(2x) SH-2 (@ 28.636 MHz)
68000 (@ 11.455 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Raster (Horizontal)
704 x 513 pixels
60.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
43,515,904 bytes (41.50 MiB)
MAME ID vfkids

About The Game

Virtua Fighter Kids is a 3-D, one-on-one fighting arcade video game based on the Sega Saturn conversion of "Virtua Fighter 2". The differences are mostly art-related : Virtua Fighter Kids' character cast are now drawn in a super-deformed style.


Released in March 1996.

Each character has a range of facial expressions not evident in "Virtua Fighter 2".

The game features some product placement : when Jacky wins a bout, he drinks from a can labelled 'Java Tea' - a famous Japanese brand name.

  • U.S.A : 4,442,486 - 4,454,594 - 4,462,076
  • Europe : 80244
  • Canada : 1,183,276
  • Hong Kong : 88-4302
  • Singapore : 88-155

Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks - TYCY-5520) on 26/09/1996.

Tips and tricks

For alternate costumes hold UP and then select your character with any button.


  1. Virtua Fighter (1993)
  2. Virtua Fighter 2 (1995)
  3. Virtua Fighter Remix (1995)
  4. Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
  5. Virtua Fighter 3 (1997)
    Virtua Fighter 3 - Team Battle (1998)
  6. Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)
  7. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2002)
  8. Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)
  9. Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned (2004)
  10. Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation - Judgment Six No Yabou (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)
  11. Virtua Fighter 5 (2006)
  12. Virtua Fighter 5 R (2008)


Makoto Osaki
Main Program & Programming Direction
Takayuki Yamaguchi
Scroll & Console Program
Takashi Isowaki
Texture & Animation Program
Takeshi Matsuda
Command & Test Mode Program
Shinji Ohshima
Enemy & Effect Program
Norihiro Sekine
Motion Program
Hiroaki Shoji
Character Design & Design Direction
Masataka Aochi
Stage & Scroll Design
Ryoya Yui
Stage & Effect Design
Saori Nishikawa
Stage & Title Design
Masumi Uchida
Sound Compose
Kazuhiko Kouchi
Koji Umeda
Yu Suzuki

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1996)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks TYCY-5520[1] 1996-09-26 Toshiba EMI CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.