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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 Neo Geo The cast of characters increased: now you can play with the previous games bosses (Geese, Krauser etc.)!
Fatal Fury Special SNES Come here and kiss my foot!
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Joe Higashi tornado vs Terry Bogard
Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD Hey, why so violent? Don't destroy anything on the match-up screen, please. I still have to submit this screenshot to MobyGames, you know

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 (1810)
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
Retrogaming History Game Gear Jan 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Super Power SNES Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Video Games SNES Dec, 1994 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 06, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Jul 15, 2003 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
SegaFan.com SEGA CD Dec 28, 2003 6.6 out of 10 66
Portable Review Game Gear Oct 29, 2005 26 out of 40 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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