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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.


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 "How to Play" screen: Terry Bogard and Geese Howard are demonstrating the basic commands.
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo Select your difficulty (including the new levels BEGINNER and EXPERT) and fight on!
Fatal Fury Special Neo Geo Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Feb, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1994 34 out of 40 85
Video Games Nov, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Megablast Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 2003 B 75


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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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