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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 Sharp X68000 Fighter selection, the X68000 version has Ryo Sakazaki
available right away in two player vs mode
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Intro Image 2
Fatal Fury Special Sharp X68000 Billy Kane using his staff against Kim Kaphwan
Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD It all started as a friendly meeting in a nice country house...

Promo Images

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Trailer


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

GamePro (US) Neo Geo Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Edge Neo Geo Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Game Gear Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Play Time SNES Jun, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) SNES Jun, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Mygamer.com Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2007 5.8 out of 10 58
Mean Machines Game Gear Apr, 1995 46 out of 100 46
Mean Machines SEGA CD Aug, 1995 36 out of 100 36

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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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