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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 Xbox 360 In other words, don't call her babe.
Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD Funny difficulty level selection
Fatal Fury Special Sharp X68000 Geese Howard kicking Terry Bogard
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Fatal Fury Special Title Screen

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Fatal Fury Special Screenshot
Fatal Fury Special Screenshot


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 (2093)
They tried, they really did. SEGA CD Fake Spam (94)
Takara delivers arcade perfection. Game Gear Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Game Gear Apr, 1995 92 out of 100 92
GamePro (US) Neo Geo Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games Neo Geo Nov, 1993 84 out of 100 84
neXGam Game Gear 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Megablast Neo Geo Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Jul 15, 2003 B 75
Video Games SEGA CD Jul, 1995 75 out of 100 75 (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70 SEGA CD Dec 28, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65


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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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