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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 Xbox 360 Fight!
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo Terry Bogard attempts to attack Big Bear with his Burn Knuckle. Will the move connect, or will Big Bear counter or block it? Nobody knows...
Fatal Fury Special SEGA CD Fatal Fury Special Title Screen
Fatal Fury Special TurboGrafx CD This biker was just quietly driving through the streets of Seoul, unable to understand what was going on...

Promo Images

Fatal Fury Special Screenshot
Fatal Fury Special Other
Fatal Fury Special Other
Fatal Fury Special Screenshot

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 (1805)
They tried, they really did. SEGA CD Fake Spam (94)
Takara delivers arcade perfection. Game Gear Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 09, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Neo Geo Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 06, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Play Time Game Gear Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Players SNES Jun, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Portable Review Game Gear Oct 29, 2005 26 out of 40 65
Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Mar 13, 2006 4 out of 10 40
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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