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Fatal Fury: First Contact (Neo Geo Pocket Color)

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Using the world-famous Japanese SD (Super-Deformed) artwork style, this is the only title of the Fatal Fury series to be released on SNK's color handheld.

The game is based on its arcade/console counterpart Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers, and has its main characteristics, like the possibility of execute special moves while blocking (a.k.a. Breakshots), the execution of high-strength blows (a.k.a. S. Power and P. Power moves) and the starring of two new combatants (Li Xiangfei and Rick Strowd).

Due to NGPC hardware limitations, some characters have been removed from the main cast (as well as the background/foreground battle plane system). With this, the fighters initially available for this contest are: Andy Bogard, Terry Bogard, Joe Higashi, Mai Shiranui, Kim Kaphwan, Ryuji Yamazaki, Rick Strowd, Li Xiangfei, Billy Kane, Wolfgang Krauser, and Geese Howard.


Fatal Fury: First Contact Neo Geo Pocket Color Andy Bogard is caught by Ryuji Yamazaki's Guillotine super move: the worst is still for coming...
Fatal Fury: First Contact Neo Geo Pocket Color With Joe Higashi's open guard, the burning-flaming action of Wolfgang Krauser's Blitz Ball is total!
Fatal Fury: First Contact Neo Geo Pocket Color Introduction frame: with a hard punch, the wandering fighter Rick Strowd smashes a big bad guy.
Fatal Fury: First Contact Neo Geo Pocket Color After 25 non-stopping hits of full power, Ryuji Yamazaki finishes his Yondal Drill in Terry Bogard.

Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説 FIRST CONTACT" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Garō Densetsu: First Contact" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Aug, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Defunct Games Jun 12, 2004 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic Jul 04, 2006 D+ 33


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Evil Ryu (56928) added Fatal Fury: First Contact (Neo Geo Pocket Color) on Apr 18, 2006