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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 Sharp X68000 Up against Richard Myer in Pao Pao Cafe
Fatal Fury Arcade Hadouken clone
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Your score will be very thankful if you rank some many PERFECTS...
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Great! The enemy was defeated in full rain!

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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 (18039)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Play Time SNES Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
1UP! Neo Geo Dec 28, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited SNES Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 15, 2010 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Sep 13, 2005 2 out of 10 20
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 24, 2001 D- 16


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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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