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Fatal Fury Special

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
64
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Neo Geo CD
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TurboGrafx CD
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3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD Beautiful Chinese scenery!..
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Intro: Wolfgang Krauser
Fatal Fury Special SNES Count Down mode: Wolfgang Krauser doesn't need 3 minutes to finish off Mai Shiranui
Fatal Fury Special Arcade A quote from Joe

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

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 09, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus SNES Mar, 1995 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Neo Geo Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES May, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) SNES Jun, 1995 3 out of 5 60
GamePro (US) SEGA CD May, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Mar 13, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Backgrounds

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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