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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 Arcade Cheng Sinzan getting hit by Wolfgang Krauser
Fatal Fury Special SNES Options menu
Fatal Fury Special Arcade Tung Fu Rue buffing himself up, Geese Howard feeling the pain
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Fatal Fury Special Title Screen

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 (1813)
They tried, they really did. SEGA CD Fake Spam (94)
Takara delivers arcade perfection. Game Gear Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

Retrogaming History Game Gear Jan 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Super Power SNES Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Edge Neo Geo Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA CD Jul, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
IGN Xbox 360 Sep 06, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
SegaFan.com SEGA CD Dec 28, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
GamePro (US) SEGA CD May, 1995 3 out of 5 60


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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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