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Fatal Fury

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Southtown City plays host to the King of Fighters Tournament. Andy & Terry Bogard take part in the tournament cause winning the tournament is the only way they can defeat Geese Howard. Geese Howard controls Southtown City and killed their father several years ago. Also taking part is Joe Higashi, a Japanese kickboxer. Select either Joe, Andy or Terry, visit several locations in Southtown City and win that tournament!

Fatal Fury is a 2D fighter and is the first game in a series of one-on-one fighting games by SNK. It's a conversion of the original Fatal Fury arcade game. This first game does not yet feature the series' trademark pseudo 3D mode (which allows you to move between the foreground & background while fighting). Includes a two-player vs. mode.


Fatal Fury Neo Geo Seated in its armchair, Geese Howard observes each fight intently, waiting the "H hour" to attack...
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Now the muscled old-timer will need some medical cares in the shoulder... :-p
Fatal Fury Sharp X68000 Getting punched in Sound Beach, both fighters have shadows but it's constantly flickering so it's impossible to capture in static shots
Fatal Fury Arcade Main antagonist

Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説~宿命の闘い~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "The Battle of Destiny" -- Japanese title
  • "Garō Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai" -- Japanese Arcade title
  • "Fatal Fury: King of Fighters" -- Neo Geo title

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User Reviews

SNK jumps on the bandwagon with a mediocre, yet favorably remembered fighter. Neo Geo DarkBubble (370)
My personal favorite beat-em-up Neo Geo Multimedia Mike (17498)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Neo Geo May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1993 87 out of 100 87
1UP! Neo Geo Dec 28, 2007 82 out of 100 82 Neo Geo Mar, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Genesis May, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Video Games SNES Aug, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Aug 17, 2005 C 50 SNES Mar, 2009 5 out of 10 50 Genesis Mar, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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This is not a spoiler, but I can tell you that if you complete the game, you will be introduced to the fact that the Neo Geo hardware maintains an internal real-time clock that knows the date and time.

King of Fighter

The original Fatal Fury is the real original King of Fighters game. Want proof? A banner that reads "King of Fighters" is shown at the character select screen.

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