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Fatal Fury Special

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Fatal Fury Special is an improved version of SNK's 2D one-on-one fighter Fatal Fury 2. The objective is to win the tournament by defeating all other fighters including end boss Wolfgang Krauser. Fatal Fury Special features a fairly large selection of fighters that includes:
  • The eight regular fighters from Fatal Fury 2: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, Kim Kaphwan, Jubei Yamada, Cheng Sinzan, Mai Shiranui and Big Bear.
  • The four bosses from Fatal Fury 2: Billy Kane, Axel Hawk, Lawrence Blood and Wolfgang Krauser (this time they're all immediately playable).
  • Three characters returning from the first Fatal Fury: Duck King, Tung Fu Rue and Geese Howard (the end boss from Fatal Fury).
Other improvements include:
  • A new Count Down mode (defeat as many opponents as possible in 3 minutes).
  • Extra color schemes for every character.
  • New & improved background graphics.
  • Dolby Surround Sound support.
Fatal Fury Special still features the series' trademark pseudo-3D movement along two planes.


Fatal Fury Special Game Gear spinning sticks
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo Kim Kaphwan and his strength and Tae-Kwon-Do skills appear to be too much for Duck King. This battle should be over very shortly...
Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD Sorry, brother... :)
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo CD Here is the title screen, with some basic options.

Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説SPECIAL" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Garō Densetsu Special" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Great game...on another system, that is... SEGA CD Satoshi Kunsai (1811)
They tried, they really did. SEGA CD Fake Spam (94)
Takara delivers arcade perfection. Game Gear Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Feb, 1995 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Game Gear 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 06, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Jul 15, 2003 B 75
Game Players SNES Jun, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) SEGA CD May, 1995 3 out of 5 60
GamePro (US) SNES Jun, 1995 3 out of 5 60
GamingExcellence Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2007 3.5 out of 10 35


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On some stages some of the game's other fighters appear in the background. Terry Bogard, Billy Kane and Mai Shiranui can be seen in the background on Andy Bogard's Venice stage, while Joe Higashi is visible on Big Bear's Australia stage.

Ryo Sakazaki

Ryo Sakazaki, from Art of Fighting, is a secret character in the SNES, Genesis, and Sega CD versions of the game. You can unlock him via a code, or if you're good enough, you can fight against him after you beat the game.

The Game Gear version had him as a normal character. You don't need a special code to unlock him.

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