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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.

Screenshots

Art of Fighting 2 SNES Options menu
Art of Fighting 2 Arcade Flame kick
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo CD Character Select
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Main menu, with the characters in background.

Promo Images

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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Critic Reviews

Video Games Neo Geo Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Neo Geo May, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Play Time Neo Geo Apr, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (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
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Apr, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Wii Jul 11, 2008 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
IGN Neo Geo Oct 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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