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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 SNES Round 1: Duck King attacks with a move remniscent of Blanka from Street Fighter 2
Fatal Fury Neo Geo Continue screen.
Fatal Fury Neo Geo This is the short moment where the winner humiliates the loser: the perfect hour to brag itself! :-P
Fatal Fury Genesis Choosing your fighter

Promo Images

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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 (18671)

Critic Reviews

Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Play Time Neo Geo Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time SNES Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Neo Geo Apr, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 05, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70 (UK) Wii Oct 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58 Genesis Mar, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Sep 13, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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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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