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In this sequel to the original Art of Fighting, and prequel to the original Fatal Fury, we learn that Mr. Karate, the final boss of the original game, behind the mask, is really Takuma Sakazaki, Ryo and Yuri's father, that Takuma was being used by Geese Howard for his own evil intentions, and that Mr. Big was the one who had originally kidnapped Yuri.

Many of the problems that existed in the first game have been fixed in this installment (it is easier to execute special moves, you no longer have only Ryo or Robert to choose from in 1 player mode, etc.).

The entire cast from the first Art of Fighting is here (with the exceptions of Todo and Mr. Karate), along with a few new characters: Takuma Sakazaki, Ryo and Yuri's father; Yuri Sakazaki, Takuma's daughter and Ryo's sister; Eiji Kisaragi, a sworn enemy of the Sakazakis; Temjin, a Mongolian trucker; and a younger version of Geese Howard, whom you face as the last boss if you beat the game without losing a round.


Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo CD Robert VS. Yuri
Art of Fighting 2 SNES Team select
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Title screen.
Art of Fighting 2 SNES How rude!

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Art of Fighting 2 Screenshot
Art of Fighting 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "龍虎の拳2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ryūko no Ken 2" -- Japanese title

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Hobby Consolas Neo Geo May, 1994 95 out of 100 95
GamePro (US) Neo Geo May, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Neo Geo Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89 (UK) Wii Jul 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Mar 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Apr, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Jul 15, 2003 B 75
IGN Wii Oct 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
IGN Neo Geo Oct 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Neo Geo Aug 29, 2004 D- 16


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