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Art of Fighting 2 (Neo Geo)

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In this sequel to the original Art of Fighting, and prequel to the original Fatal Fury, we learn that Mr. Karate, the final boss of the original game, behind the mask, is really Takuma Sakazaki, Ryo and Yuri's father, that Takuma was being used by Geese Howard for his own evil intentions, and that Mr. Big was the one who had originally kidnapped Yuri.

Many of the problems that existed in the first game have been fixed in this installment (it is easier to execute special moves, you no longer have only Ryo or Robert to choose from in 1 player mode, etc.).

The entire cast from the first Art of Fighting is here (with the exceptions of Todo and Mr. Karate), along with a few new characters: Takuma Sakazaki, Ryo and Yuri's father; Yuri Sakazaki, Takuma's daughter and Ryo's sister; Eiji Kisaragi, a sworn enemy of the Sakazakis; Temjin, a Mongolian trucker; and a younger version of Geese Howard, whom you face as the last boss if you beat the game without losing a round.

Screenshots

Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Fighting in the airport: in a certain moment, Yuri Sakazaki launches a Ko'ou Ken into Eiji Kisaragi.
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Character select screen: pick your favorite and go battle!
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Title screen.
Art of Fighting 2 Neo Geo Ryo Sakazaki uses his Hien Shippu Kyaku against Yuri: a simple "training" between brothers... :-\

Alternate Titles

  • "RyĆ«ko no Ken 2" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Hobby Consolas May, 1994 95 out of 100 95
GamePro (US) May, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Mar, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Pixel-Heroes.de Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Mar 18, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1994 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 2003 B 75
IGN Oct 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Aug 29, 2004 D- 16

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Cameron McCaffrey (419) added Art of Fighting 2 (Neo Geo) on Jun 11, 2005
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