Fatal Fury Special (Game Gear)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

Takara delivers arcade perfection. Fake Spam (94) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus
La portable de Sega est superbement exploitée et supporte parfaitement la conversion de ce mythe.
Retrogaming History
Bisogna fare i più vivi complimenti ai programmatori Takara per la realizzazione di questa versione portatile di Fatal Fury Special. Ci troviamo, infatti, innanzi ad un grande capolavoro, il quale, per giocabilità, può essere benissimo messo a fianco di uno Street Fighter II senza rischi di brutte figure. E’ solo infatti per un’ eccessiva limitatezza a livello di varietà che questo gioco non riesce a fregiarsi della nomina di pietra miliare della piccola console Sega.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
If you own a Game Gear, then you must run, not walk, to your local games store to get this cart. It's incredible. Better than the Game Gear versions of Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat II combined. Fatal Fury Special combines killer gameplay (it's fast!), amazing graphics and beautiful sounds to make an instant classic. Most of the fighters from the original Fatal Fury Special are represented here, each has an extensive bag of tricks and you can even link up with another player to play challenge matches. The next time you're on a plane, this game had better be in your backpack.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
There are two games every Game Gear owner must own: Samurai Shodown and this one. Even if you're not big into the fighting game fad of the mid-90's, both of these games take the hardware to the max unlike so many other games on the console. Rest assured this is quality software for an otherwise dry console.
Fatal Fury Special gehört mit zu den besten Beat em up's für den GameGear und ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen, denn gerade für unterwegs ist es ideal.
Video Games
Nicht zu fassen, was man auf so einem kleinen Bildschirm alles bewerkstelligen kann. Die schönsten Stages des Originals (Ducks Neon-Disco und Tungs Wolkenfestung im chinesischen Hochland von Hobei) wurden liebevoll konvertiert und auch mit nur zwei Action-Buttons steuert sich der dritte (und nicht letzte: Fatal Fury 3 kommt im April) Teil exzellent und alle Special-Moves laufen wie geschmiert. So etwas nenne ich ein Beat‘em Up für ein Handheld, gell Acclaim? Trotz der fehlenden Kämpfer: Allen Prügelfans, die auch im Skilift jemanden verdreschen müssen, uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen.
GamePro (US)
It's hard to find a good fighting game on the Game Gear, simply because it's just not feasible for most of the popular games that die-hard fight fans crave. FF Special is probably the best attempt so far and it proves that just because a game is small, it doesn't have to play like molasses.
Portable Review
The replay value is typical for the genre. It'll keep you busy for awhile, considering the varied arsenals of techniques between characters. There's a two-player mode, for those of you with a friend, an extra Game Gear, and an extra game, but other than that, the replay is purely dependant on the gameplay.