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Art of Fighting 2

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MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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4.0
SNES
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3.9
Neo Geo CD
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4.0
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Description

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 Neo Geo Main menu, with the characters in background.
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Title screen.
Art of Fighting 2 SNES Title screen
Art of Fighting 2 Arcade Hadu... wrong game

Alternate Titles

  • "RyĆ«ko no Ken 2" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Neo Geo May, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Neo Geo Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Neo Geo CD Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Neo Geo Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Mar 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Jul 15, 2003 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Apr, 1994 7.5 out of 10 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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