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Fatal Fury Special (Neo Geo)

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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 Neo Geo It appears that Axel Hawk and Mai Shiranui BOTH took damage that time...
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo You can also see that Geese Howard, the final boss of the first game, apparently DIDN'T die, and is still alive, well, and kicking...
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 Neo Geo Kim Kaphwan and his strength and Tae-Kwon-Do skills appear to be too much for Duck King. This battle should be over very shortly...

Alternate Titles

  • "餓狼伝説SPECIAL" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Garō Densetsu Special" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Megablast Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Edge Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 2003 B 75

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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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