||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (7 votes)
MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here
for more information about MobyRank.
Fatal Fury 2 is a great cart and a worthy follow-up to the original. It may be another SFII clone at it's heart, but it still does almost everything right.
Fatal Fury 2 is a fistful of Genesis fighting fun, but be sure to play with a six-button controller. The only caveat to cost-conscious consumers: Something special for the SNES is due in the fall --- Fatal Fury Special. Whither the Genesis?
Unfortunately, Fatal Fury II was mostly overlooked — thanks to Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat — which is a crying shame, as this was one of the best fighters on the Genesis. The fact that it wasn't much of a financial success has made the game semi-rare though not very expensive find and it's worth a surf on eBay to locate a copy if you're a collector looking to round out your Genesis fighting game stock or a fighting game aficionado.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
All the fighters, all the stages and extra options not in the arcade (like a speed setting) make this another fine conversion of a Neo Geo title. Little details (like the guy you can knock off the motorcycle in Kim Kaphwan's stage when you switch lines) are retained, as have the last-ditch finishing moves. However, the sounds could be improved (especially the dizzy sound effect and some of the voices). This is the type of game that can truly be appreciated with a 6-button controller. Excellent opening cinema, though.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Since there's already been another sequel (Fatal Fury Special) in the arcades, it's hard to see this as a ground-breaking release. Definitely try before you buy; that way you'll know if it suits your tastes when there are so many other fighting games on the shelves.